How to Change Icon Size in Windows 10

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How to Change Icon Size in Windows 10

Windows being the most popular computer and desktop operating system in the world

Not everyone like the default UI of the windows, Some will also think of revamping the entire windows UI

For them changing the icon size in windows is a great advantage given by windows

So, we are here to guide you to “how to change icon size in windows 10 “

So let’s see that

Change icon size in windows 10: desktop icons (first way)

Step: 1 For changing the icon size in the desktop, go to your desktop and right click on the mouse on the free space on the desktop

Step: 2 select “view” from the list appeared on the screen

change icon size view

Step: 3 select small icons or medium icons or large icons from the list shown next to list which contain view, refresh etc.

icon size

In windows default, desktop icon size is set to “medium icons”

Select “large icons” if you want large icons or choose “medium icons” to keep it as default or choose “small icons” make icons look small

The size of the icons seems different for different desktops or laptops which is due to the difference in size and resolution of different computers

Change icon size in windows 10: desktop icons (second way)

This second method will be very helpful for people who are not satisfied with the size of icons at large or medium  or small

Using this method we can change the size of the icons in desktop to its lowest end as well as to its extreme end and the variations present

So without much suspense, let’s see this method

Step: 1 go to the desktop

Step: 2 long press the “ctrl” button in the keyboard and scroll up or down in the mouse

“Scrolling up” will increase the size of icons and “scrolling down” will reduce the size of the icons

Change icon size in windows 10: desktop icons (third way)

In this method, we are not just increasing the size of icons but also increasing the size of the whole UI

You can try this method but usually, don’t look good

Anyway, let’s see the method

Step: 1 go to settings by clicking (Win + I) or by clicking the start icon in the left lower end of desktop and click the settings icon

win + i

Step: 2 In “settings” select “system” as shown below

desktop

Step: 3 select the drop-down below “scale and layout” and select 125% or 150% to increase the size of the whole UI

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Now we will see how to change the size of icons in the file explorer

Also keep in mind that if you increase or decrease the size of icons in file explorer, It will be only applied here

It won’t be applied outside the file explorer

So let’s see the method

Change icon size in windows 10: file explorer (first way)

Step: 1 open file explorer and click “view” button shown in the header

view

Step: 2 Here you will can 8 options namely Extra large icons, Large icons, Medium icons, Small icons, List, Details, Tiles and content

change file explorer icon size

Just hover over these options to see the preview of these options

Now click on any of these options to apply to the icons in file explorer

This is one of the most important customisations available in windows 10. This customisation will be very helpful to everyone in effective-handling of files

Change icon size in windows 10: file explorer (second way)

At the last of this article, we will see a bonus tip which can be used to prank your friends

That tip seems very hard but very easy to do

So without much delay

Let’s get into the current topic

Step: 1 open file explorer and open the page in which you want to change the size of icons

Step: 2 long press the “ctrl” in the keyboard and scroll up or down to increase or decrease the size of icons

This method will be very helpful if you don’t like the first method because using this method you can increase or decrease the icon size to its extreme end and variations

Change icon size in windows 10: file explorer (third way)

This method is similar to the first way as in changing the size of desktop icons

So, without much delay

Let’s see the method

Step: 1 open file explorer and right click on the mouse on the empty space

Step: 2 now you can see a list as shown in the below picture

Step: 3 select “view” and select any of the options such as Extra large icons, Large icons, Medium icons, Small icons etc.

change icon size in file explorer


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Change icon size in Windows 10: Taskbar 

Now we will see how to change the icon size of taskbar in windows 10

This method is slightly different from the above-seen methods

Step: 1 right click on the free space available in the taskbar

Step: 2 select “Taskbar settings” from the list which appears when you right click on the free space

change icon size in file explorer

Step: 3 In taskbar settings, select “Use small taskbar buttons” to reduce the size of the taskbar icons

change icon size in file explorer

ON for small taskbar icons and OFF for default -sized taskbar icons

This method will be very helpful for those who use a lot of taskbar icons

I am sure that you are eagerly waiting to see the bonus tips

So without much suspense

Let’s see the bonus tip

Bonus Tip

How to hide desktop icons

This method can also be used to prank your friends

Step:1 Go to the desktop screen and right click the mouse in the empty space

Step: 2 From the list select “view” as shown in the below picture

Step: 3 click on “Show desktop icons” and untick it and this will hide all the desktop icons

hide desktop icons

If you want to recall the hidden desktop icons

Go to desktop à right click on empty space à select view from the list and tick “Show desktop icons”

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