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Changing desktop icon spacing

  1. #11

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    8.1 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousOne View Post
    One more point.

    I made the registry changes, rebooted and discovered that nothing changed!

    Then I stumbled upon a website that said one should next hold Ctrl and scroll up and down. That did it. I wonder if the Ctrl mouse scroll would have worked without the registry changes. Hmm.
    I changed the registry value for Icon Spacing and it worked. I changed the value -1125 to -2250 then restarted my PC and the spacing was just right for me. :-)

    Desktop Icons - Change Horizontal and Vertical Spacing in Windows 8
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    Last edited by Brink; 04 Apr 2016 at 10:16. Reason: added tutorial link for more info

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  2. #12

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    Windows 8 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousOne View Post
    ...I wonder if the Ctrl mouse scroll would have worked without the registry changes. Hmm.
    I've just tried and it did, without any registry edits. Scrolling the mouse-wheel while holding Ctrl - it resizes everything - increases/decreases the space between icons and the size of the icons too! So, it's quite an option without editing the registry. It would be nice if Windows informed users about it
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