How to Change the Size of Desktop Icons in Vista
This will show you how to increase or decrease the size of all the icons on the Desktop in Vista. The icons size is set to Medium Icons by default.
To see the icons for internet URL shortcuts on the Desktop instead of the default e icon, you must have the View set to Classic Icons. For more on this, see: How to Add a Fully Functional IE7 Shortcut Icon to the Desktop in Vista
OPTION ONETo Change Size with the Context Menu
1. Right click on a empty space on the desktop.
2. Click on View. (See screenshot below)
3. Select the size you want. (Classic, Medium, or Large Icons)
OPTION TWOTo Change Size with the Mouse Scroll Wheel
NOTE: This will also work on all icons in Windows Explorer.
1. Highlight the Icon.
2. Press and hold down the CTRL key (Control).
NOTE: You may need to also press and hold the right mouse button with some older mouse models.
3. Roll your mouse scroll wheel up or down to adjust the icon size
NOTE: The trick is not moving the mouse while rolling the scroll wheel. (up=larger, down=smaller)
4. Release the CTRL key when done.
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