Icon Size Question

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by mupp, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. mupp

    mupp Guest

    Hey guys, I know you'll be able to help me out here, cuz xp-erience has some of the smartest computer guys out there... :)
    Alright, now to my question
    I know that icons on the desktop can be very big, up to 128x128 pixels, but, how do you make them that big? Is there a resize icon option somewhere in the properties menu of the icon when you right click it?
    Can anybody help me out here?
     
  2. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    You cannot change the iconsize only for the desktop it will be changed everywhere.
    To change the icon size rightclick desktop > properties > appearence > advanced - if you select icon from that dropdown box you can increase the size up to 72x72. To get 128x128 sized icons you have to modify the registry by changing the value for Shell Icon Size at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\desktop\WindowMetrics to 128.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    WARNING: This will change the size of icons in your start menu also ... and things can get very ugly ;)

    Test it out, if you don't like it, change it back to 32 and reboot