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Desktop Icons: They Are Quite Large


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:17 PM

After installing Vista the desktop icons are quite large, my resolution is set to the recommended setting with is the 1280 one and its the max it goes anyway but the icons still look largeand everything else looks ok.

Anyway help or suggestions will be much appreciated.

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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:25 PM

Yes, Izzy -

Right click anywhere on the blank desktop and look closely at the menu.

One of the choices lets you change the size of the shortcut images.

Sorry, I'm not at my Vista system right now, so I can't recall the exact wording,

but I'm sure you'll see it.


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#3 Izzy

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:36 PM

ok i had a fiddle and right click desktop, then select "View" and then just clikc on "Classic Icons" and they go to XP size, and now they look better.....thanks for that....

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:43 PM

Sorry I couldn't remember the exact choice,

but glad you found it.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:05 PM

yeah, just a matter of going through them all and trying and see what works....so is better thank thank goodness.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:37 AM

Ctrl + Mouse-wheel lets you easily scroll through all icon sizes.
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 07:34 AM

Right on Alpha. I have found, after many months of using Vista, there is often an easy way and a hard way to do most things. Most of it can be found in "Help and Support", which most users seem to be reluctant to read. If you type "Desktop Icons" in the search panel of "Help and Support" it comes up with exactly what is written above!

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:41 PM

Vista is a clicking nitmaire until you learn where everything is and learn the shortcuts etc.....i'm getting better at it now and still dont experience with it either......

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 04:02 AM

You might want to take a look at these:
Windows Vista Tips
More Windows Vista Tips
Still More Windows Vista Tips
Son of More Windows Vista Tips
Revenge of More Windows Vista Tips
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:40 AM

You might want to take a look at these:
Windows Vista Tips
More Windows Vista Tips
Still More Windows Vista Tips
Son of More Windows Vista Tips
Revenge of More Windows Vista Tips



So,

are you saying we'll find

some Vista Tips on those links?

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:49 AM

I am suggesting that such a possibility may exist.
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 04:41 PM

READ is a four-letter word!

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 05:21 PM

Ah,

we'll find some READing tips on those links!

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