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How to stop text from splitting when naming files?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    How to stop text from splitting when naming files?


    The issue is clearly visible from the screenshot below.
    I would like file names to stay in ONE row.

    Click image for larger version






    Thanks for any help.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Don't have any spaces. For eample My_Folder_Name or MyFolderName.

    I don't know any other way.
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  3. #3


    Smaller fonts for icons.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    If you don't mind modifiying the registry, the settings that might interest you are at : HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    Specifically :


    The 2 last ones are possibly what can solve your problem, more info here : Desktop Icons - Change Horizontal and Vertical Spacing in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Perfect! Thank you very much.

    What I also found to work (inside a folder, not desktop) is to change folder view setting from Medium icons to Large icons.

    Thanks everyone.
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