How reduce line spacing in Windows Explorer?

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Sometimes I find that there are not enough lines in Windows Explorer
even if its window is maximized.

I can reduce the size of the *text* in Win Explorer by reducing the
value for font size in the "ICON" setting in Display > Appearance >
Advanced.

The PROBLEM is that the number of lines displayed remains the same.
I need to reduce the line *spacing*. How can I do this?

I guess (???) that I may need to reduce the size of the small icons
at the beginning of each line. Changing the vale of the icon size in
the same part of the display settings does not seem to change the Win
Explorer icons

I am on XP Pro + SP1.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Only sure way I know to do what you wish is to Increase screen
    resolution. (Control Panel, Display, Settings, Screen resolution, move
    slider to the right)

    Zarbol Tsar wrote:

    > Sometimes I find that there are not enough lines in Windows Explorer
    > even if its window is maximized.
    >
    > I can reduce the size of the *text* in Win Explorer by reducing the
    > value for font size in the "ICON" setting in Display > Appearance >
    > Advanced.
    >
    > The PROBLEM is that the number of lines displayed remains the same.
    > I need to reduce the line *spacing*. How can I do this?
    >
    > I guess (???) that I may need to reduce the size of the small icons
    > at the beginning of each line. Changing the vale of the icon size in
    > the same part of the display settings does not seem to change the Win
    > Explorer icons
    >
    > I am on XP Pro + SP1.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Zarbol. This will sound to simple but you might just place your cursor
    on the line between the message headers and the text and move it around
    until a double headed arrow appears, then hold down the right button and
    move the line up until the number of lines that you want are showing.
    Regard. Dingo

    Zarbol Tsar wrote:
    > Sometimes I find that there are not enough lines in Windows Explorer
    > even if its window is maximized.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Relative to this, I find the point at which the double arrow appears to be
    quite hard to find at times.
    Is there a way to increase the width of the area which makes it appear? (if
    you see what I man!)


    "Dingo" <Dingo@nospamtoday.com> wrote in message
    news:eZSqnBz1EHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Zarbol. This will sound to simple but you might just place your cursor
    > on the line between the message headers and the text and move it around
    > until a double headed arrow appears, then hold down the right button and
    > move the line up until the number of lines that you want are showing.
    > Regard. Dingo
    >
    > Zarbol Tsar wrote:
    >> Sometimes I find that there are not enough lines in Windows Explorer
    >> even if its window is maximized.
    >>
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    David, I found I could get a similar esult to the one I wanted by
    adding a new String Value for "Shell Small Icon Size" here:

    \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    The default value is 16 so I used 12 or 13 to get the lines closer
    together.


    Zarbol


    On 01 Dec 2004, David Candy wrote:
    >
    > IconSpacing
    > HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
    >
    > Data type Range Default value
    > REG_SZ Number of twips -75 (75 twips)
    >
    > Description
    > Specifies the width of the grid cell used for the large view of
    > an icon.
    >
    > IconVerticalSpacing
    > HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
    >
    > Data type Range Default value
    > REG_SZ Number of twips Depends on display.
    >
    > Description
    > Specifies the width of the vertical space between icons. Windows
    > 2000 determines the default based on the icon title font and the
    > display device you are using.
    >
    > Note
    >
    > Windows 2000 does not add this entry to the registry. You can
    > add it by editing the registry or by using a program that edits
    > the registry.
    >
    >
    > Twip
    >
    > One-twentieth of a printer's point (1/1440 inch). The twip
    > notation begins with a dash (-), which, in this context,
    > indicates a twip unit, not a negative value.


    > "Zarbol Tsar" <zarbol@tsar.net> wrote in message
    >>
    >> Sometimes I find that there are not enough lines in Windows
    >> Explorer even if its window is maximized.
    >>
    >> I can reduce the size of the *text* in Win Explorer by reducing
    >> the value for font size in the "ICON" setting in Display >
    >> Appearance > Advanced.
    >>
    >> The PROBLEM is that the number of lines displayed remains the
    >> same. I need to reduce the line *spacing*. How can I do
    >> this?
    >>
    >> I guess (???) that I may need to reduce the size of the small
    >> icons at the beginning of each line. Changing the vale of the
    >> icon size in the same part of the display settings does not
    >> seem to change the Win Explorer icons
    >>
    >> I am on XP Pro + SP1.
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