Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated August 23, 2021)
If your desktop is like mine, it tends to gather icons—lots of icons. As I get older and my monitor resolution gets finer, I find it helpful to once in a while change up how those icons appear. Windows provides three different sizes (small, medium, and large) that you can switch between. (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1. Windows provides three different icon sizes for your desktop.
If you want to try out different icon sizes on your system, follow these steps:
Windows immediately makes the change and adjust what you see on your desktop. The change remains in effect until you explicitly change it again.
This tip (13129) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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