You may want larger icons on your Windows 10 PC to help you find what you need, or smaller icons to keep things compact and neat. Fortunately, it’s easy to adjust the size of the icons on your desktop, taskbar, and File Explorer.
Resize desktop icons
If the icons on your desktop are too large or too small, you can quickly change them to one of the three available sizes.
First, right-click anywhere on your desktop. In the context menu that appears, hover over “View”. In the submenu, you will see three sizes to choose from: large, medium, and small. You will see a period next to the current size. Click on the size you want.
If you find that the three available options are not exactly what you are looking for, you can place the cursor anywhere on the desktop, press and hold the Ctrl key, and then scroll the mouse wheel up or down to increase or decrease the size. of the desktop icons, respectively. This adjusts the size in smaller increments, allowing you to get the size closer to what you want.
Resize taskbar icons
There is an option to adjust the size of the taskbar icons in the Settings menu, but you only have two options: normal and small.
Right-click on an empty space on the taskbar. Click on “Taskbar Settings” at the bottom of the context menu that appears.
The Taskbar Settings window will open. Near the top of the list of options, move the slider to the “On” position under the “Use small taskbar buttons” option.
This will reduce the size of the taskbar icons.
To change the icons back to the default size, move the slider to the “Off” position.
Resize File Explorer Icons
The File Explorer allows you to adjust the size of the icons to extra large, large, medium or small.
First, open File Explorer . You can use the Windows keyboard shortcut + E or just click the File Explorer icon on the taskbar.
Then click on the “View” tab.
In the “Layout” group, choose the icon size you want. The current setting is highlighted in blue.
If one of these four options does not meet your requirements, place the mouse anywhere in File Explorer, press and hold the Ctrl key, and then roll the mouse wheel up or down to increase or decrease the size of the file. icon, respectively. This will adjust the size of the icons in smaller increments.
That’s all about it.
Resizing icons in Windows 10 is easy, but you don’t need to stop there. You can also change the Windows 10 text size and even the cursor . Continue customizing Windows 10 to match exactly what you want.