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How to Change the Size of Desktop Icons in Windows 10

This article describes how to change the size of desktop icons, change the view layout of Desktop using Keyboard, and change the size of taskbar button in Windows 10.

Way 1: Resize Desktop Icons Using Scroll Wheel

To use the scroll wheel on your mouse to resize desktop icons. Here is how:

On the desktop, press and hold Ctrl while you scroll the wheel to make icons larger or smaller.

Resize Desktop icon using Scroll Wheel

Way 2: Resize Desktop Icons using Context Menu

To resize desktop icons via Desktop context menu. Here is how:

Right-click the desktop, point to View, and then select Large icons, Medium icons, or Small icons.

Resize Desktop icon using Context Menu

Way 3: Change Desktop View Layout using Keyboard

To change the view layout of Desktop using Keyboard, here's how:

While on the Desktop, press and hold the Shift + Ctrl keys and press a number key 1 to 8 until you have the view layout you want for your desktop, then release the Shift and Ctrl keys.

Change Desktop view layout

Change Desktop view layout using keyboard

How to Change Taskbar Icon Size in Taskbar Settings

The taskbar icons are really small, you may want to make them appear larger.

To resize taskbar icon size in Windows 10, here's how:

Step 1: Right-click on an empty space in the taskbar, and select Taskbar Settings.

Open Taskbar settings

Step 2: In the Settings, turn on Use small icons button.

Use small taskbar button

To change taskbar icon size in Windows 7, here's how:

Step 1: Right-click on an empty space in the taskbar and then select Properties.

Taskbar properties

Step 2: On the Taskbar tab, uncheck the Use small icons box. Click OK.

Uncheck Use small icons