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How can I get my desktop icons smaller

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    How can I get my desktop icons smaller


    Someone remotely made some changes on my computer & the enlarged my desktop icons. Might anyone know how to reduce the sizes? Thanks

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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Press and hold Ctrl key and use your mouse scroll wheel. You can thus increase or decrease the size of Windows 8 desktop icons. Also from the context menu too you can change it. Right click on any blank space on your desktop and from the context menu “View” you can change icon size.
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    Thanks, much help!
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    You are quite welcome. Glad I could help you today. Please mark this thread as solved. Thank you.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    That's Nifty! Thanx! You can also check "Display" under "Personalization" and see if you have everything set to 110% - Windows 8 sets that as default, it makes Icons larger too. I set mine to 100% and it reduces the icons back to regular classic size.
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