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Desktop Icons - Change Horizontal and Vertical Spacing in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    Attachment 13290I couldn't get it to work . I still have ...... I've tried difrent values, but it only overlaps. won't start another line.

    Hello Clint,

    Could you post screenshots showing your complete desktop along with the different values you tried like in my example screenshots in the tutorial?

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  2. #11


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I think I have now. Instead of having a long one line name. I wanted 3 lines so I could place them closer together.
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    What does the Icon TitleWrap do?

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  3. #12


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    Yeah, it will take some playing with values to get it exactly for what you like.


    I haven't tested "IconTitleWrap" in Windows 8 yet, but this is what it's suppose to be for:

    This will change the icon title text to either be one long line or in multiple lines.

    open up regedit and expand the trees to find the following key(s)

    0 (zero) = disable
    1 = enable

    Exit regedit, and you may need to restart or sign out of Windows for the change to take effect.
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  4. #13


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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks Brink. Mine is set to 1. So I get multiple lines. I wish I could get them shorter.
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  5. #14


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    You could play with the values a bit more to get the horizontal shorter and vertical taller to see if that may help force more text lines for the icon name.
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  6. #15


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8 Pro


    hi

    is the 1125 the default for all resolutions ???

    because now that i checked my registry it says 1395... why is it like that??

    My resolution is 1366 x 768 and i noticed by checking some screenshots from others (my friend included) with the same resolution, and they can have 7 icons in a column on desktop (on my pc only 6), on both windows 7 and 8... and I dont think my friend changed anything because she doesnt know much about computers.
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  7. #16


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    Hello Mikey,

    On all my systems with different resolutions, 1125 is the default setting for them. Not sure why yours' would be different unless changed by something.
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  8. #17


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Mikey,

    On all my systems with different resolutions, 1125 is the default setting for them. Not sure why yours' would be different unless changed by something.
    Hi Brink,

    I think it is because my OS is in spanish. all my pcs at home have 1395 as default. I wonder why microsoft made it different for us lol
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  9. #18


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Not sure, but it would be interesting to know what the reason was.
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