The size of icons on your desktop may not concern you until it becomes uncomfortable; too small to look at or too big to fit into your screen.
The desktop of a multi-tasking techie is usually full of icons of different apps, folders and files. Perhaps, these icons may occupy the whole screen and make it look messy and congested.
In some other scenario, a user might feel a strain on the eyes while looking at the tiny icons.
No worries! Windows 10 lets you change the icon size according to your convenience. Not only the desktop icons but also the icons on the taskbar and file explorer can be enlarged or reduced in size. In this article, we are going to describe multiple methods to change the icon size in Windows 10.
Steps to change the size of Desktop Icons in Windows 10
There might be nothing easier than changing the icon size in Windows 10. It is just a single-step procedure.
Press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and scroll the mouse wheel simultaneously to increase or decrease the size of desktop icons.
Step 1: Right-click anywhere on the vacant desktop area.
This opens a contextual menu containing multiple options regarding icons, display etc.
Step 3: Click on the icon size which is suitable for you.
However, the two methods described so far do not affect the size of icons or text anywhere else except the desktop, not even the Taskbar icons.
By using this method, you can change the size of the icons present almost everywhere in your computer including desktop, taskbar and also the individual folders. It enlarges the size of text on your computer as well.
- Adjust the size of text and icons using the slider.
- Change the orientation of the display screen from landscape to portrait view or vice-versa.
As you move the slider, you will immediately notice the change in the size of icons and text.
Steps to change the Icon Size in File Explorer in Windows 10
The icons of files and folders present in the file explorer can be viewed as large, medium or small icons and they can also be arranged in different ways including tiles, detailed list etc.
Step 1: Open the File Explorer.
The file explorer contains four tabs at the top namely File, Home, Share and View.
- File tab has options to open or close a new window or command prompt within a particular folder.
- Home tab contains tools for quick operations including cut, copy, paste, delete etc.
- Share tab is used to share, email, or burn the files.
- View tab provides you with the options to select what and how to display in the file explorer.
Step 2: Open the View tab.
You will find around 8-9 styles to customize and view the icons like large, small, medium, tiles, details etc.
Step 3: Click on the suitable display style, and you will see the immediate effect.
Shortcut method: ‘Ctrl + Scroll’ in the File Explorer
There is a quick shortcut for the procedure explained above. If you open the File Explorer and do Ctrl + Scroll, the icons will change into those 8-9 styles one by one. You can stop scrolling when you get the desired size.
That is it! Now you can quickly get rid of tiny or giant icons and make your desktop look clean and sorted.