renaming icons

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by dayneh88, May 13, 2002.

  1. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    when i try to rename an icon, after a couple of letters it goes onto a new line. i don't want that, i want it to keep going like it used to do i don't want it to make a new line, can anyone help me, its asap

    dayne:mad: :mad: :mad:
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    ok what happens? when you press tab or just a couple of letters..

    it should not skip to the next line... doesn't do it on mine.. and have never had that problem with any of the windows o/s's I have ever had...

    hence I can't really help you...

    you say it did nt do it before... perhaps you should see when the problem started and do a system restore to the day before :) that usually takes care of a lot of problems... make sure you know what a system restore is please before you take ANY steps...

    g.luck :D
  3. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    its hard to explain but when i try to rename the my computer icon, i type in my computer and then once i click enter this is what the icon says after
    Comp..." and the comp bit is on a new line.
    What it should say is, "My Computer" on just one line.
    It didn't do this about 5-6 hours ago, and all i did was change my icon size to 128 in the registry, and that didn't work so i changed them back to 48 in the properties box on the desktop.

    can anyone help me please i am in dire straits!!

  4. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

    Santa Clara, CA
    hmm... this is baffling, can u provide a screenshot? just go to your desktop and press 'Print Screen' on your keyboard.... then go to MS Paint, and then press Ctrl+V... Save the image, and attach it here.. for us to see..
  5. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    here is a screenshot of my desktop with the icon text cut off.

    by the way...this is on my laptop not on my desktop

  6. Static 99

    Static 99 Guest

    Don't know if this works, but there's an option in XP to change the horizontal/vertical space between your icons.

    Right click on your desktop --> properties --> view? --> advanced.
    Click on the dropdown menu, and scroll down untill you find something like: Space between icons (Horiz.)

    I have a Dutch version of XP so i'm not sure if "view" and "Space between icons" is translated correcly.
  7. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    no sorry, that didn't work,
    jeez, i really need this fixed its really annoying
  8. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

    The Netherlands
    Space between icons->Icon Spacing (Horzontal/Vertical)

    Dutch translations suck!
  9. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    have you tried changing the font size for your icons under advanced display properties, if the text size is above10 you will xp-erience your problem.
  10. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    I DID IT!!!
    Its finally working, this may sound strange, but all i did was change the windows theme from WinXP Styles > Silver to Windows Classic and it fixed the problem.

    Thats sounds like bullshit, oh well, its fixed.

    Thanks to everyone who help, I am really appreciate it,