1.    20 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    I can not refuce my text and icon size

    I increased the size of my desktop icon and everything else to 500 %. The icons are now so big that I dont even see my task bar items. I have tried to reduce the size again but not able to do so because I cannot see all the buttons I need. How can I reduce the size please
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    21 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 8,700
    Windows 10 Pro

    Hi Sarah, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    If you have a wheel mouse, resizing the desktop icons is easy. Find an empty spot on your desktop, click it to be sure the desktop is active, then press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and turn the mouse wheel towards you until the icons are small enough for you. The CTRL + mouse wheel is a practical way to resize the desktop icons, turning the mouse wheel forwards (away from you) increases the icon size, turning the wheel backwards (towards you) decreases the size.

    When done, select one of the default sizes from desktop context (right click) menu:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015_10_21_07_21_591.png 
Views:	18 
Size:	45.7 KB 
ID:	43812

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    21 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 3,789
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.105

    Click on the Desktop.
    Hold down the Ctrl key then roll the mouse wheel. One way increases the size, the other decreases. Make it small enough so you can get to the setting then fix it as it should be, 100% or maybe 125%.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Change the size of text causes logout
Under Display settings and Customize Your Display, there is an option called "Change the size of text, apps and other" When I change this, it wants me to logout. I generally want to change the size of text to get a better view/perspective on the...
How to increase the size of (dialogue?) text
I would like to change the size of text in certain windows. In this screenshot you can see a window with somewhat small text which I would like to enlarge. Ironically, it's explaining my options for increasing the size of text in some situations but...
Solved Change only text size greyed out.
Windows does not allow me to change only text size on my desktop, menus etc. Only I can do is to change size of everything (taskbar, icons) which is not what i want. Is there any way to change only text size?
Text size issues and blurry text issues on my tablet - HP Stream 7
I have updated my Stream 7 to Windows 10 - I am happy with how it performs, happy with it in general (although there are some things I preferred in Windows 8.1) One thing I am not happy with is the text size issues in Modern/"Metro" apps, and...
General Support
Menu - increase text size
Hi there I've managed to increase text sizes on most things but the Menu has very small text (It seems ALL I.T people have very good eyesight - on a large monitor I find the standard text size FAR to small to use properly !!). Anybody know how...
Installation and Setup
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums