If you are a computer user with Windows OS, you must always use the desktop icon to open an application or file. This is the easiest way to access both of these rather than having to go deeper into the computer’s file system. Just double-click on the icon, the application or file will open immediately.
Usually, by default, computers running Windows 10, 8.1, and Windows 7 will display desktop icons in medium size. For some people, the medium icon size can be too big or too small. Therefore, there is an option to reduce or enlarge the desktop icon from its original size. You can read the guide below to reduce or increase the size of desktop icons.
How to Change the size of your desktop icons
Shrinking the desktop icon you can do it easily and very quickly. In just a few seconds, you can change the size of the desktop icon to be smaller or bigger. For those of you who have lots of icons on your desktop display, shrinking these icons is necessary so that they don’t fill the screen.
You can do How to Change the Icon Size below on a computer with OS Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, and Windows 10. So what are the ways? Let’s look at the discussion on Weblogue below.
Using the Right-Click Menu
One of the easiest ways to change desktop icons size is to use the right-click menu. With the help of a mouse, you can do it even faster. If you are using a touch screen computer, all you have to do is press the screen area and hold it for a while.
Shrinking desktop icons with a right-click is instant and simple. Just right-click on an empty area on your desktop, and a tab will appear containing several settings. To shrink or enlarge an icon, select the View menu and then tilt it to the right. There is a choice of Large icons, Medium icons, and Small icons.
For the smallest desktop icon means select Small icons, for the currently selected Medium icons, and the largest one selects Large icons. Easy, right?
Using Keyboard and Mouse
The second way is to use a keyboard or mouse. This method can be a lot of fun to shrink and enlarge desktop icons. By using the keyboard and mouse as well, desktop icons can be made smaller than the right-click method.
If you are using a laptop, all you have to have is the mouse. However, if you are using a normal computer you have to connect a keyboard and mouse. How do you do it?
It’s very easy to change desktop icons size with these two things. First, you have to press and hold the CTRL key on the keyboard, then scroll or scroll your mouse wheel backward. In this way, your desktop icons can be made even smaller up to several times their normal size.
If you want to enlarge the desktop icon, the method is the same as the steps above. It’s just that when you scroll the mouse wheel, do it to the front. In this way too, you can fill your desktop display with super large icons.
Those are the two easiest ways you can do to shrink the desktop icon and also enlarge it. Without the need to install various applications, you can do this very quickly using your computer mouse or keyboard. In addition, we will also discuss how to minimize the File Explorer icon and the taskbar icon below.
How to Minimize Icons in File Explorer
You can also reduce or enlarge the icon or thumbnail of a file or folder in File Explorer. The method is also very easy and almost similar to how to shrink or enlarge the desktop icon above.
By clicking the View menu
The first is manually selecting the display view of the icons. The method is very easy, you just have to open a folder in File Explorer. In the top view, you will see a row of menus such as File, Home, Share, and View.
To reduce or enlarge the icon or thumbnail, select the View menu. After that, an option will appear to display the icon in several sizes and options.
There are eight icon display menu options in File Explorer, namely Extra large icons to display very large icons, Large icons for large sizes, Medium icons for standard medium sizes, Small icons for small sizes, List to display icons in the form of a list, Details to display the icon in the list with detailed information (creation data, file type), as well as Tile and Content.
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With Keyboard and Mouse
This one can also be done very easily. The way to do this is very similar to the steps to shrink the desktop icon above. First of all, you have to create a folder in File Explorer. Then press and hold the CTRL key, then scroll the mouse wheel back and forth (to zoom out) and forwards (to zoom in).
When this second method was tried on the author’s computer, changes to the folder or file icons followed the selection path on the View menu. The flow is like this: Extra large icons> Large icons> Medium icons> Small icons> List> Details> Tile> Content. With this second method, you can change the size of the icons in File Explorer faster.
How to Change Icon Size on Taskbar
The taskbar is a panel that is usually located at the bottom of the computer display. You can also change the placement of the taskbar, whether it’s on the top, right side, or left side of the computer display. This taskbar can display the computer programs that you are running.
The icon on the taskbar serves as a shortcut to open running programs or applications that you want to run in one click. You can also reduce or enlarge the taskbar icon using the steps below.
In Windows 10
How to make changes to the taskbar icon which is specifically for Windows 10 users. If the taskbar menu is too small, you can enlarge it. In the Windows 10 Taskbar settings menu, there is also a menu option ‘Use small taskbar buttons.
The trick is to right-click on the taskbar, then select the Taskbar settings menu. Then you will be taken to a new view of the Taskbar settings. Look for the ‘Use small taskbar buttons’ menu and activate it.
In Windows 7
In Windows 7 you can also change the size of the taskbar icon. The method is similar to the steps in Windows 10. You just have to right-click on the taskbar and select ‘Properties. In the tab that opens, you can check the option ‘Use small icons.
The method is very easy, right? If you want a large taskbar icon, just uncheck that option. On Windows 10, you only need to disable the ‘Use small taskbar buttons’ menu.
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Well, that’s How to Change the Icon Size Fast and Easy. The method above is very easy to do and you can practice it right now. So, good luck.