The first thing many users notice about Windows 10 soon after they install it, is that desktop icons are too large. Big icons are useful for people who have certain eye conditions, but most users find large icons quite annoying. Fortunately, this is an issue that can easily be fixed by customizing the display settings.
Here’s how users describe this issue:
I upgraded to win10 today, and EVERYTHING on my screen is so large…
The resolution is ok, and in display settings the scaling appears to be at 100%, yet the windows and icon are still too big. In win 8.1 the 100% scaling was great, it made everything smaller yet not too small and I sort of liked it, but in Win10 the 100% scaling is way bigger. How can I fix this?
How to set the right desktop resolution
- Right-click on your desktop > select Display Settings
- Click on the Advanced Display Settings option, located at the bottom of the screen
- Set the recommended resolution.
Install the latest graphics driver:
1. Go to Windows Update > click on Check for updates
2. Install the available updates
How to resize desktop icons on Windows 10
Solution 1 – Change the view settings
- Right click on your desktop.
- Select View.
- Choose the icon size you want.
How to resize taskbar icons on Windows 10
1. Right-click on the taskbar
2. Select Properties > select Use small taskbar buttons.
How to personalize the font size on the desktop and other places in Windows 10
- Go to Settings > System > Advanced display settings
- Select Advanced sizing of text and other items
- Select Set a custom scaling level
4. Click on Custom sizing option > Scale to this percentage of normal size
5. Click OK > restart computer
6. Go back to Settings > System > Advanced display settings > Advanced sizing of text and other items
7. Select Change only the text size > personalize the settings
8. Restart your computer.
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