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How to Change the Desktop Icon Size in Windows XP

Posted by David  •  Jan 9th, 2009 8:25:39 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: TMM43 - Sundance

A step by step walkthrough on How to Change the Desktop Icon Size in Windows XP. This can also be done on Windows XP Media Center 2005.

Follow the step's below. You will be able to make the desktop icon's as big or as small as you like.

How to Change the Desktop Icon Size in Windows XP

  1. Go to Start
  2. Control Panel
  3. Double click on the Display Icon
  4. Go to the Appearance Tab
  5. Click on the Advanced Button
  6. In the Item Drop Down Selection choose Icon
  7. Now choose the size. (From 16 to 72)
  8. Click Apply
  9. Ok

Now view your desktop and boom your desktop icon size is now changed. Pretty easy huh? (Just a hard to find area).

Related Link:
How to Change the Desktop Icon Size in Windows Vista

Comments 17  •  Jan 9th, 2009 8:25:39 pm - Subscribe  •  Tweet this entry | Post a comment


anonymous Says:
January 18th, 2009


anonymous Says:
February 17th, 2009

Thank You

anonymous Says:
August 28th, 2009

Thankyou Very much.

anonymous Says:
September 16th, 2009


anonymous Says:
November 30th, 2009

I had forgotten how to do this, and MS help was of very little help. Thanks!

anonymous Says:
February 15th, 2010

I want my desk icons smaller. How do I do this??


david Says:
February 15th, 2010

Choose 16 px dimensions.

anonymous Says:
June 30th, 2010

Thank you!

anonymous Says:
September 06th, 2010


anonymous Says:
October 11th, 2010

You lose me at Step #3. I do not have a Display icon. Suggestions?

anonymous Says:
June 04th, 2011

Thank you friend...

anonymous Says:
August 29th, 2011

This works for changing the icons, how do I just change the font size for the icon name?

anonymous Says:
September 11th, 2011

I want to change the size of only the icons on the desktop (like the article title claims it to be about), not the default size for all the icons in the system................sad.gif

anonymous Says:
October 24th, 2011

Your articleis the BIG LAMA. Everybody can do it,
Change desktop icons ONLY with oryginal system files and make REAL TOPIC.

anonymous Says:
April 07th, 2012

tank u!!!!!!a realy goood website!!!!!thnx admin/uploader!!!!

anonymous Says:
July 23rd, 2012

Thank you very much.........

anonymous Says:
January 01st, 2013

Wonderfully thanks! I couldn't figure it out!!

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