1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       03 Sep 2015 #1

    Is it possible to customize icon size in "details" view in explorer?


    Hi, I just upgraded from W8.1 to W10 and it looks like the icons got smaller by default in the "details" view in the File Explorer.

    Problem:
    • My problem is that now the overlay icons which are used by TortoiseSVN do not seem to show anymore in the "details" view (when they did use to show in all previous versions of Windows). By overlay icons, I mean things like a green arrow or a red exclamation mark which show up on the icon to indicate that the file is up to date in SVN or has been modified (see screenshots below).
    • not good alternative: the overlay icons do appear in the "Medium icons" or bigger view; (but not for "Small icons"), as well as in the "Content" view. But none of these is satisfactory to me as I much prefer the "details" view for the things I do -- I like to be able to see both the SVN status at the same time as the details of files, in a reasonable presentation (I don't like the "Content" view, it wastes too much space when you have a lot of files to go through).


    Path to solution:

    • I suspect that if there is a way to change the size of the icons in the "details" view, the overlay icons would show up again. The reason I believe this is that the overlay icons do appear in the "details" view when I use the 125% setting in the SYSTEM | Display "Customize your display" setting (which was used by default on my high resolution (1920 x 1080) but small (11.6") laptop screen). See screenshots below:
      • normal (100%) setting for "details" view in File explorer:
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      • vs. 125% setting -- notice that now we can see the green arrow overlay icon for the folder temp_SKH_code:
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    Question:
    Is it possible to change the size of the icons appearing in the "details" view of the File Explorer (through a registry hack, or anything)? I am also open to any other alternative which would enable me to see the overlay icons of TortoiseSVN in the "details" view at 100% display setting.

    Other information:

    • As I use the 125% display setting on my laptop, I do not have any problem there. My problem is with the big external monitor (27" 2048 x 1152) that I use for which a 125% display setting would make everything way too big...
    • For more information about the TortoiseSVN overlay icons and potential issues with Windows, see here. I originally thought that this was my problem (see also this post), until I realized that the overlay icons show fine in some of the views of File Explorer, as well as when using the 125% display setting.


    Thanks!
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  2. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       03 Sep 2015 #2

    Simply holds down Ctrl and scroll up with the mouse scroll wheel.

    Edited: Never mind, that actually kicks you out of detailed view switching to list view.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       03 Sep 2015 #3

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    Simply holds down Ctrl and scroll up with the mouse scroll wheel.
    Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately, this does not solve my problem in the "details" view of File Explorer. When in "details" view, CTRL+scroll up once move to "List" view, then to "Small icons", then to bigger sizes for "Small icons", etc. then to "Medium icons", etc. Any CTRL+scroll up or down takes me out of the details view when starting from the details view -- so I cannot have both the bigger icon as well as the details as I said I wanted.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       03 Sep 2015 #4

    LindyCogito said: View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately, this does not solve my problem in the "details" view of File Explorer. When in "details" view, CTRL+scroll up once move to "List" view, then to "Small icons", then to bigger sizes for "Small icons", etc. then to "Medium icons", etc. Any CTRL+scroll up or down takes me out of the details view when starting from the details view -- so I cannot have both the bigger icon as well as the details as I said I wanted.
    An alternative would be to use another view with the details pane expanded; although that gives you details on only the selected folder/file.

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  5. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       04 Sep 2015 #5

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    An alternative would be to use another view with the details pane expanded; although that gives you details on only the selected folder/file.
    Unfortunately, it is important for my usage to see both the SVN status as well as the modification date of several files at the same time, so this is not satisfactory either.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       04 Sep 2015 #6

    I know there are third party file explorers out there, but don't know anything about them so maybe someone else will step in. Sorry I couldn't be of any help...
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  7. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       04 Sep 2015 #7

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    I know there are third party file explorers out there, but don't know anything about them so maybe someone else will step in. Sorry I couldn't be of any help...
    No worries, thanks for the attempt. Using a third party file explorer might be the solution for me actually, I had not thought of doing it! Anybody has a good one to suggest? I guess I can just try a few and see which one does not have the overlay icon issue...
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