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How Do I Adjust the Icon Size in Windows Vista® and Windows® 7

May 02, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to manage the size of icons in Windows Vista® and Windows® 7.

A common problem is the use of many icons on a desktop, so most people want to make them smaller. However, some users prefer larger icons and only need to see them briefly. Windows XP® used to have icons that were dependent on the resolution, but in Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 the icon size is easily customizable. This feature is useful for people who want to have icons smaller or larger than the default size. To learn how to manage the size of icons, follow the short instructions below.

Changing icon size in Windows Vista® and Windows® 7:

  1. Go to your desktop, minimize all applications or press the key combination “Win Key + D”.
  2. Now Press the “CTRL” key on your keyboard and scroll the wheel on your mouse down to resize the icons. On a laptop, move your finger on the scrolling part of your touchpad.


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