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Change Icon Size on Windows 7 the Easy Way

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Sometimes you’ll want to increase or decrease the desktop icon size in Windows. Here’s a way to do it easily with holding a key and the scroll wheel on your mouse.

How To Quickly Change Icon Size on Windows 7

If you’re like me and like to take advantage of the many features in Windows, then you’re bound to switch between small icons and thumbnails every so often. Today I have a quick trick that will let you do it with a simple gesture, instead of going through several menus.

 

To increase the icon size on a desktop icon, simply hold down Ctrl and scroll up with your mouse to increase icon size. Keep scrolling up until you get the right size.

Increase

To decrease the size, simply repeat the same process, but this time scroll down to make them smaller.

Decrease

This quick tip will save you a few minutes when working with desktop icons in Windows.

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