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Old 16-04-2007
Jim Price
 
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Vista Home Premium Desktop Icons

I am running Vista HP, desktop icons set to "classic" (smallest) and "align
to grid" but they are a long way apart and I cannot set the horizontal or
vertical spacing like I could with XP. Any suggestions please? In fact the
size of the grid seems to be constant no matter which icon size is used.

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Old 18-04-2007
Zomby88
 
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RE: Vista Home Premium Desktop Icons

Right click on the desktop , click view , please change it to medium they
look way better , uncheck align to grid and auto arrange then put them
wherever you want and they should stay there , like a good little icon . That
has to be my easiest tech question ever .
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Old 18-04-2007
Jim Price
 
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Thanks for the reply but it doesn't really solve the basic problem. I NEED
small icons because I have so many and I like them neatly arranged. In XP
(after a bit of searching!) you can adjust the spacing and use 'align to
grid'. That adjustment seems to have been lost in Vista - or is it hidden
away somewhere?

Hold CONTROL while turning the mouse wheel to adjust the desktop icon size
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Old 18-04-2007
Jim Price
 
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Re: Vista Home Premium Desktop Icons

It is not the icon size that I want to adjust, it is the SPACING. If you use
small (classic) icons aligned to grid they are too far apart. I want a lot
of icons on a 12" notebook and can't afford all the spare real estate!
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Old 18-04-2007
Cal Bear '66
 
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Right click Desktop>Personalize>Display Settings>Windows Color
and Appearance>Open classic appearance properties for more color
options>Advanced>Item (dropdown list)>Icon spacing (horizontal)
and Icon spacing (vertical)
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Old 18-04-2007
Jim Price
 
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Great, Cal Bear, a solution that works! Thank you very much, only Microsoft
could have hidden such an obvious requirement away like that! By the way
Daze, what is an OP? At 53, I am not an 'Old Person', am I?

I am an OP to the second power
(at 63 -- feel like 36, act like 36 months --am LOVING my second childhood)
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Old 19-04-2007
Daze N. Knights
 
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Re: Vista Home Premium Desktop Icons

Original Poster (of the Original Post that began the thread). As for
being an Old Person, I'm pushing 58 and not old yet, so--unless I want
to re-evaluate my outlook on not being old; which I don't--you can't be
old, either. ;)
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Old 19-04-2007
Jim Price
 
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Actually the OP is a bit embarrased, it was either a senior moment, a
Freudian slip or just plain finger trouble, I am sixty-three not 53! Still
not old though!! Thanks again Cal Bear for the solution to the OP (original
problem).
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Old 10-08-2009
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Re: Vista Home Premium Desktop Icons

G00gled icon spacing, found this thread, problem solved. This is the way the internet is supposed to work. Great exchange for a bunch of old guys! (just kidding - I'm not too far behind ;-)
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Old 03-09-2009
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I have the same problem as the OP. I'm not having any luck with the right clicking on personalize. When I do that and then click on Display Settings, I only get a Monitor option, with no way to control the Windows Color and Appearance. I tried searching for that (and icon spacing, etc.) in the Control Panel search box in Vista, but nothing comes up. HELP!

Never mind -- I found it! Thank you so much!!!!
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Old 04-09-2009
Gene E. Bloch
 
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Re: Vista Home Premium Desktop Icons

Right click on the desktop and choose "Display Settings" or
"Personalize". Between them they should cover your needs.
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