How can I change the width of desktop icons?

hamad3914 August 7, 2012
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I just restarted my PC and found out that my icons have become wide stretched, and the selected area has become wide. I do not seem to understand what the problem is or how to fix it.

  1. Alan Wade
    August 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Before messing with your icon sizes what I would check first based on that you say "selected area has become wide" is the screen resolution.
    Right click on the screen and select Screen Resolution. Make sure it is on the resolution you set or the Recommended resolution.

  2. ferdinan Sitohang
    August 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Follow this step Resizing desktop icon

  3. Suman Acharya
    August 8, 2012 at 5:06 am

    press Windows logo with R to open run dialog
    then type dpiscaling
    then a window pops
    look for 'Set custom text size (DPI)' and click it
    now you can choose size from the percentage list or dragging the ruler.

  4. fritz Richard
    August 7, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Got this from MS support~

    Right Click Desktop - View - select Large, Medium, or Classic.

    For more sizes :

    Right Click Desktop - Personalize (or Control Panel - Personalize)

    Click Window Color and Appearance

    Click Open Classic Appearance Properties

    Click Advanced box

    Under Item change the dropdown box to Icon

    Change under Size the pixel size as you wish - default is 32

    In addition, you can hold down the Ctrl Key and use the scroll wheel on the mouse to change the size of the desktop icons. Hope that helps!

  5. ha14
    August 7, 2012 at 8:15 pm