Can't reproduce IconSpacing for my desktop


  1. Posts : 31
    W10 N LTSC 2019
       #1

    Can't reproduce IconSpacing for my desktop


    After some tweaking on my old PC, I had finally managed to find the perfect IconSpacing and VerticalIconSpacing settings for my desktop so I had them written down. Now I'm using those same exact values but the result is not identical, so is it possible that I missed other settings?
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  2. Posts : 2,771
    Windows 11 Pro, 21H2
       #2

    Your question is difficult to answer because you provide zero information regarding what settings you are trying to use.

    That said, below is a sample registry file that will adjust icon spacing. Change the values as you see fit and note the comments in the file for details.

    Instructions:

    1) Save the below text to a file with a .reg extension.
    2) Double-click to run.
    3) Make sure to follow the additional steps noted in the comments!
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Default setting for "IconSpacing" is -1125, for "IconVerticalSpacing"
    ; the default is also -1125.
    ;
    ; Set these settings to (-15 * horizontal spacing between icons in pixels)
    ;
    ; For the change to take effect, after making the registry change, do the following:
    ;
    ; 1) Sign out from your user account and then sign back in.
    ; 2) Right-click the desktop, uncheck "Align icons to grid", then re-check it.
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
    "IconSpacing"="-1500"
    "IconVerticalSpacing"="-1200"
    If that does not work out for some reason, do post back.
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