Windows 10: Cannot change Windows 10 desktop icon spacing. Solved


  1. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit.
       05 Aug 2015 #1

    Cannot change Windows 10 desktop icon spacing.


    The tried and true method that worked for Vista and 7 does not seem to work with my Windows 10…using regedit then changing HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics values for IconSpacing and IconVerticalSpacing which must be between -480 and -2750.

    I have changed the values from one end of the scale to the other with no observable difference. I have logged out and back in again and did a refresh. Also did a restart and that made no difference either.

    I do know how to make them smaller using the Ctrl + Mouse Wheel but that is not what I want.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have searched online and here but cannot find a solution other than the registry edit that I have tried.

    Peter B.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit.
    Thread Starter
       09 Apr 2016 #2

    I am now running WIndows 10 Pro and the above registry change works OK on the new release of the op sys.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 5,672
    Windows X (various flavours)
       09 Apr 2016 #3

    Thanks for letting us know!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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