Resize your desktop icons
Got a problem with Windows? There's no need to put up with elements that don't suit you. We've got the tools to help you get XP or Vista looking and acting just right.
It's very straightforward to change the size of desktop or Windows Explorer icons in Vista. Press Ctrl and scroll your mouse wheel (or trackpad equivalent) forwards to enlarge the icons; backwards to shrink them. There are many sizes to choose from. They'll stay at the new size until altered again.
If you don't have a wheel on your mouse or trackpad, there are several ways you can change the size of the icons. For a quick way, but with few choices of icon sizes, right-click the desktop and select View. You can now choose small, medium or large icons.
For more choice, right-click the desktop and choose Personalization. Click 'Open classic appearance properties' for more colour options, click the Advanced button, choose Icon from the drop-down list and use the Size control to change the size. Click ok, then keep clicking ok as prompted. In XP, right-click the desktop and choose Properties. Click the Appearance tab, then the Advanced button. Choose Icon from the drop-down list and use the Size control to change the size of the icons. Click ok, then keep clicking ok until as prompted.
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