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Change icon size

This setting is used to change the size for the icons to suit your desktop.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
The sizes of the icons can be changed to suit your requirements on the desktop.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Create a REG_SZ string value name "Shell Icon Size" (if this value doesn't exist). Right Click on the Option “Shell Icon Size”, and from the drop down menu, select Modify. Enter the value given below:

Display StatisticsValues
Display 16x16 pixel icons16
Display 18x18 pixel icons18
Display 20x20 pixel icons20
Display 22x22 pixel icons22
Display 24x24 pixel icons24
Display 26x26 pixel icons26
Display 28x28 pixel icons28
Display 30x30 pixel icons30
Display 32x32 pixel icons32
Display 34x34 pixel icons34
Display 36x36 pixel icons36
Display 38x38 pixel icons38
Display 40x40 pixel icons40
Display 42x42 pixel icons42
Display 44x44 pixel icons44
Display 46x46 pixel icons46
Display 48x48 pixel icons48


Delete this entry for default windows icon size.

Restart your system.

NOTE: this will also affect your Start Menu and the Large Icon view in Windows Explorer.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The size of the Desktop icons can be changed after the changes have been made in the registry.

The size of the Desktop icons is default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\] key, right-click on the "Shell Icon Size" String value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the user-defined value in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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