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How to Change Desktop Icon Size on Windows 10

Personalization is one of the best things about Windows laptops, as there’re various ways for you to individualize your personal computer as you desire. Especially the latest one, as there is more additional part offered by Microsoft on Windows 10.

It includes the Start menu, Colors, Background, Lock screen, and so on. And, each one of these settings has plenty of options on it in which users can customize. But today, we’ll explain how to change desktop icon size on Windows 10.

Microsoft Windows Desktop Icon


Both programs and files icons helped people interact and navigate a computer for a long time ago. It lets us determine and distinguish the difference between programs, files, and settings when working with your PC.

Similar to the previous Windows versions, it’s not only you can change the folder and programs icon, but you’ll also be able to change the icon size on your Windows 10 desktop. Generally, it used medium size on your laptop by default.

To be precise, Windows 10 actually adapting the icon sizes to the screen resolution, as it tries to improve user experience. However, most of us definitely have our perspective and comfortability when it comes to visual.

How to Change Desktop Icon Size on Windows 10


To change the shortcut, file, and folder icon size, right-click anywhere on the Windows 10 desktop to view the menu. On the pop-up menu, move your cursor to the View selection to see its sub-menu.

As you can see, there are three available options – Large Icons, Medium Icons, and Small Icons. Then you can click or select your preferable desktop icon size on your Windows 10.

Change File Explorer Icon Size on Windows 10


You also can change the icon size while you on the File Explorer or in-folder view. Besides, there’re more options to choose while in this view. So, you can change these while browsing, and each folder can set to different sizes.

Open your Windows 10 File Explorer or any folder. Select the View tab on the top-left. Under the View tab, you’ll see numbers of choice. It includes List, Details, Content, Small Icons, and so on.

Change the Overall Visual Size (Text, Apps, and Other Items)


In Windows 10, you’re able to scale multiple items at once, including taskbar, text, apps, and many others. However, these options only have several different extents of sizes available, which depends on your notebook display resolution.

Right-click on the empty space of your Windows 10 desktop, on the pop-up menu, select the Display Settings. On the Display Settings, look for Scale and layout and click the drop-down menu to change the size (under “Change the size of text, apps, and other items”).

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