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January 31, 2005 11:55:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I'm trying to figure out a way to change the size of the icons on my
desktop--but not in the rest of my computer.

Currently I'm using Display Properties > Apperiance > Advanced > Icon

But this changes it for the entire computer...not just the desktop. Any way
around this?

Thanks

More about : desktop icon size

February 1, 2005 5:23:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Yes.

--
Happy Mardi Gras,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"Justsomeguy" <Justsomeguy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8355BB72-F6A6-43AE-B67F-8240B3506205@microsoft.com...
> I'm trying to figure out a way to change the size of the icons on my
> desktop--but not in the rest of my computer.
>
> Currently I'm using Display Properties > Apperiance > Advanced > Icon
>
> But this changes it for the entire computer...not just the desktop. Any
> way
> around this?
>
> Thanks
February 1, 2005 11:43:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Would you please be a little more specific?

P.S. I am runing XP pro, if that makes a differenace. Selecting the "use
large icons" box changes all the icons...not just the desktop ones.

"Kelly" wrote:

> Yes.
>
> --
> Happy Mardi Gras,
> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>
>
> "Justsomeguy" <Justsomeguy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8355BB72-F6A6-43AE-B67F-8240B3506205@microsoft.com...
> > I'm trying to figure out a way to change the size of the icons on my
> > desktop--but not in the rest of my computer.
> >
> > Currently I'm using Display Properties > Apperiance > Advanced > Icon
> >
> > But this changes it for the entire computer...not just the desktop. Any
> > way
> > around this?
> >
> > Thanks
>
>
>
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February 2, 2005 2:36:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Icons - Change Size

This setting will let you resize them to suit your desktop preference. Go
to: Start/Run/Regedit

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
Value Name: Shell Icon Size
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Size in Pixels (Default = 32)

Create a new value named 'Shell Icon Size' and set the value, or modify the
existing value, to equal the size of your icons in pixels. Smaller values =
smaller icons!

"Justsomeguy" <Justsomeguy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F6414847-CE07-40DD-8929-1ADDAC93FFBE@microsoft.com...
> Would you please be a little more specific?
>
> P.S. I am runing XP pro, if that makes a differenace. Selecting the "use
> large icons" box changes all the icons...not just the desktop ones.
>
> "Kelly" wrote:
>
> > Yes.
> >
> > --
> > Happy Mardi Gras,
> > Kelly (MS-MVP)
> >
> > Troubleshooting Windows XP
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
> >
> >
> > "Justsomeguy" <Justsomeguy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:8355BB72-F6A6-43AE-B67F-8240B3506205@microsoft.com...
> > > I'm trying to figure out a way to change the size of the icons on my
> > > desktop--but not in the rest of my computer.
> > >
> > > Currently I'm using Display Properties > Apperiance > Advanced > Icon
> > >
> > > But this changes it for the entire computer...not just the desktop.
Any
> > > way
> > > around this?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> >
> >
> >
February 2, 2005 2:36:06 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

That changed the size of all my icons. I am looking for a way to *only*
change the size of the icons on my desktop--to on my entire computer. I am
using XP Pro, if that makes any difference. Thanks for your help, but do you
have any other suggestions?

"Karl" wrote:

> Icons - Change Size
>
> This setting will let you resize them to suit your desktop preference. Go
> to: Start/Run/Regedit
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
> Value Name: Shell Icon Size
> Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
> Value Data: Size in Pixels (Default = 32)
>
> Create a new value named 'Shell Icon Size' and set the value, or modify the
> existing value, to equal the size of your icons in pixels. Smaller values =
> smaller icons!
>
February 2, 2005 3:24:37 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I tryed this and it resizes all the icons, same as when you do it through
Desktop properties/appearance/advances. Got me curious now


"Karl" <karlb65@nospamcomcast.net> wrote in message
news:uObm3COCFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Icons - Change Size
>
> This setting will let you resize them to suit your desktop preference. Go
> to: Start/Run/Regedit
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
> Value Name: Shell Icon Size
> Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
> Value Data: Size in Pixels (Default = 32)
>
> Create a new value named 'Shell Icon Size' and set the value, or modify
the
> existing value, to equal the size of your icons in pixels. Smaller values
=
> smaller icons!
>
> "Justsomeguy" <Justsomeguy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F6414847-CE07-40DD-8929-1ADDAC93FFBE@microsoft.com...
> > Would you please be a little more specific?
> >
> > P.S. I am runing XP pro, if that makes a differenace. Selecting the
"use
> > large icons" box changes all the icons...not just the desktop ones.
> >
> > "Kelly" wrote:
> >
> > > Yes.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Happy Mardi Gras,
> > > Kelly (MS-MVP)
> > >
> > > Troubleshooting Windows XP
> > > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Justsomeguy" <Justsomeguy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:8355BB72-F6A6-43AE-B67F-8240B3506205@microsoft.com...
> > > > I'm trying to figure out a way to change the size of the icons on my
> > > > desktop--but not in the rest of my computer.
> > > >
> > > > Currently I'm using Display Properties > Apperiance > Advanced >
Icon
> > > >
> > > > But this changes it for the entire computer...not just the desktop.
> Any
> > > > way
> > > > around this?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
February 2, 2005 9:25:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

You can do it using a program. The downside is that you have to have the
program running all the time (if you close it stops working). Kinda a waste
of system resources for such a simple thing. But if i don't find another way
I might use it.

"Karl" wrote:

> I tryed this and it resizes all the icons, same as when you do it through
> Desktop properties/appearance/advances. Got me curious now
>
>
> "Karl" <karlb65@nospamcomcast.net> wrote in message
> news:uObm3COCFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Icons - Change Size
> >
> > This setting will let you resize them to suit your desktop preference. Go
> > to: Start/Run/Regedit
> >
> > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
> > Value Name: Shell Icon Size
> > Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
> > Value Data: Size in Pixels (Default = 32)
> >
> > Create a new value named 'Shell Icon Size' and set the value, or modify
> the
> > existing value, to equal the size of your icons in pixels. Smaller values
> =
> > smaller icons!
> >
> > "Justsomeguy" <Justsomeguy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:F6414847-CE07-40DD-8929-1ADDAC93FFBE@microsoft.com...
> > > Would you please be a little more specific?
> > >
> > > P.S. I am runing XP pro, if that makes a differenace. Selecting the
> "use
> > > large icons" box changes all the icons...not just the desktop ones.
> > >
> > > "Kelly" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Yes.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Happy Mardi Gras,
> > > > Kelly (MS-MVP)
> > > >
> > > > Troubleshooting Windows XP
> > > > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Justsomeguy" <Justsomeguy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:8355BB72-F6A6-43AE-B67F-8240B3506205@microsoft.com...
> > > > > I'm trying to figure out a way to change the size of the icons on my
> > > > > desktop--but not in the rest of my computer.
> > > > >
> > > > > Currently I'm using Display Properties > Apperiance > Advanced >
> Icon
> > > > >
> > > > > But this changes it for the entire computer...not just the desktop.
> > Any
> > > > > way
> > > > > around this?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
>
>
>
!