Medium file icon spacing inside file explorer


  1. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #1

    Medium file icon spacing inside file explorer


    What is the registry entry or is there a reg file I can use?

    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 23,429
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4412 (x64) [22H2]
       #2

    Passenger Chi said:
    What is the registry entry or is there a reg file I can use?

    Thank you.



    I'm on Windows 11 at the moment so I can't check.
    Do you have this option, yet?

    Medium file icon spacing inside file explorer-image1.png





    If you don't have this in your registry, you can try adding it.
    Export the "Advanced" key first.

    If it's not there, right click on the right side and choose:
    New > DWORD (32 bit), and name it UseCompactMode and set it to "1"

    Medium file icon spacing inside file explorer-image1.png

    Then you may have to restart Explorer or even reboot to apply the changes.
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  3. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    In Win 7 there was an easy way to do this, but I'm hoping the underlying registry item with a number of pixels is similar.

    I want to increase it a little (not sure how much).
    I guess MS decoded I'm too stupid.
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  4. Posts : 43,180
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    For the desktop, yes. For file explorer, not seen anything that I can remember. There may be... somewhere.. try Ghot's idea in response to yout initial question. But now you want increased spacing...
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  5. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I see no such option

    - - - Updated - - -

    The number of pixels is stored somewhere, I'm guessing the registry.

    Any registry mavens can help?
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  6. Posts : 23,429
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4412 (x64) [22H2]
       #6

    Passenger Chi said:
    I see no such option

    - - - Updated - - -

    The number of pixels is stored somewhere, I'm guessing the registry.

    Any registry mavens can help?



    I just checked (on Win 10), that registry tweak I listed... apparently it doesn't work on Win 10.
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  7. Posts : 43,180
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #7

    According to this article this feature is being back-ported from Win 11 into Win 10 in due course..
    How to Enable or Disable Compact View in File Explorer in Windows 10 & 11 - MajorGeeks

    An example of how mine looks:
    Medium file icon spacing inside file explorer-1.jpg

    - and CTRL + scroll can be used to alter this.

    What is the problem with the how yours looks? Please post an example. Thanks.

    Does anything here prompt thought?
    How to reduce large icon spacing in file browser for Windows 10? - Super User
    Last edited by dalchina; 14 Mar 2023 at 07:00.
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  8. Posts : 2,959
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #8

    I am aware of Desktop icon spacing:
    Change Desktop icon spacing in Windows 10 and Windows 8 / 8.1

    Medium file icon spacing inside file explorer-image.png


    Don't know about spacing in File Explorer though.
    Would be nice if there was a simple option to be able to customize the looks of Windows 10
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