Change the Size of Desktop Icons in Windows 7

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Hi. You're watching VisiHow, and this is a tutorial on how to change the size of the icons on your Windows 7 desktop. You can see that I have three icons on my desktop in each corner. They are the small sized icons now, but you can change the size of them.

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Steps

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    Start out by right clicking on an empty space, on the desktop
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    The new dialogue window will load there.
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    In this window, we're looking for "View"
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    Highlight it by hovering the mouse cursor over it.
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    In the next section, we will see "Large Icons", "Medium Icons", and "Small Icons"
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    In this case, we have selected "Small Icons", but let's change the size by selecting "Medium Icons"
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    The icon size has changed
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    The same goes for "Large Icons"
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    We can make them larger or smaller than preset small icons
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    We need to press and hold the 'Ctrl' key on the keyboard.
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    Scroll up to make the icons bigger
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    Scroll down to make the icons smaller
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    Depending on the capabilities of the video card, we can set the maximum or minimum size of the icons according to our preferences.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to change the size of icons on Windows 7
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Ash0hley, Lukward Thomason

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