Wish the size of desktop icons in Windows were bigger so you might stop squinting at them or they'd be better to tap on a touchscreen laptop? Or do you wish the size of desktop icons in windows were smaller so the shortcuts didn't occupy as much space in your screen? Windows do an excellent job of adapting to the screen resolution of whatever device you're running it on. However, one size does not fit all and you may want the shortcut icons to look larger. Or possibly there isn't enough space for everything on your desktop and you'd like to create things smaller. Here's we are telling you how to change the size of desktop icons in Windows.
Method 1: Change The Size Of Desktop Icons Using Scroll Wheel
You have to use the scroll wheel in the mouse to resize desktop icons. Here is how:
- On the desktop, press and hold Ctrl + scroll the wheel to change the icons size larger or smaller.
Method 2: Change The Size Of Desktop Icons using Keyboard
To change the size of icons in the Desktop using Keyboard, here's how:
- While on the Desktop, press and hold the Shift + Ctrl keys and press the number key 1 to 8 until the view layout of icons you want for the desktop, then release the Shift and Ctrl keys.
Method 3: Change The Size Of Desktop Icons Using The Context Menu
- Firstly, Right-click on an empty space on the desktop.
- Select the option View from the contextual menu.
3. Select either the Large Icons, Medium Icons, or Small Icons. The default setting is medium icons.
In the laptops generally 1600 by 900 pixels display, the large option looks huge and the small icons option size is too small, and the medium icons option size looks perfect. Your mileage might vary depending on the screen's display resolution. Changing the size of icons in the desktop doesn't affect the size of the icons elsewhere in Windows, but you can find ways by which you are able to change those too.
Method 4: Change The Size Of Taskbar Icons
If you wish to change the size of the icons in your taskbar, there is a different setting for that, and it will also change the size of apps, text, and other items across the Windows.
- Just Right-click on an empty space in the desktop.
- Select the Display settings from the contextual menu.
3. Now move the slider under the option "Change the size of text, apps, and other items" to 100%, 125%, 150%, or 175%.
4. Then hit Apply which is at the bottom of the settings window. Windows might ask you to log out and log back in for a better consistent experience.
It will not just make the icons in the taskbar to larger, however, it may also make text bigger in apps like Microsoft Edge and Calendar, as well as the notification in windows.