How to make desktop icons smaller in Windows 7?

Do you want to make your desktop icons smaller or larger in Windows 7? There is an easy trick that allows you to scale a lot of things quickly.

Small Desktop Icons

Resizing your desktop icons to small or large desktop icons can be useful for many purposes and allows you to customize Windows 7 just as you want and need it.

Small Desktop Icons

In order to make your desktop icons smaller or larger do this:

1. Step Click on your desktop once to deselect everything.
2. Step Click on an icon
3. Step Hold CTRL and scroll down or up to make the icons smaller or larger. (do it carefully or you will end up with extremely large or small icons)

Small desktop icons vs. Large desktop icons:

You can have very large icons or very small icons, it’s up to you:

Large Desktop Icons

Small Desktop Icons

You can use the same trick to scale websites in firefox.

Published: Monday, January 11th, 2010 Last Modified: May 6, 2013

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