Windows 10: Icon Size

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  1.    19 Dec 2015 #1

    Icon Size


    What do I keep doing to decrease the size of the icons on my desktop? It's not killing me, but it's INCREDIBLY annoying to have to resize the icons every three minutes. This never happened in Windows 8.1 by the way.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       19 Dec 2015 #2

    Holding down the Ctrl key and rolling the mouse wheel can decrease or increase size.
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  3.    19 Dec 2015 #3

    Huh. I must be pressing the damn Ctrl key by mistake? That's a terrible function, but I expect this from Windows by now. Any way to disable the 500 different usless "helpful" functions that Windows had added to "help us" in 10?
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  4.    20 Dec 2015 #4

    dlaemmerhirt999 said: View Post
    Huh. I must be pressing the damn Ctrl key by mistake? That's a terrible function, but I expect this from Windows by now. Any way to disable the 500 different usless "helpful" functions that Windows had added to "help us" in 10?
    That "useless" feature has been in windows like forever !! I use it all the time, it works same in all programs that support it.
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  5.    20 Dec 2015 #5

    . . . then I must be doing something else. This problem occured ONLY when I upgraded to Windows 10. And I call it a "useless" fuction only because it occurs on it's own every few minutes on my computer even though I do not want it to.
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       20 Dec 2015 #6

    dlaemmerhirt999 said: View Post
    . . . then I must be doing something else. This problem occured ONLY when I upgraded to Windows 10. And I call it a "useless" fuction only because it occurs on it's own every few minutes on my computer even though I do not want it to.
    this not normal ,so you must have other issues like correct drivers for win10 ,check device manager and see if it shows any device driver issues ,check video display driver for sure.
    and for a snide remark , Switching to Linux will fix it ,lol
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       20 Dec 2015 #7

    dlaemmerhirt999 said: View Post
    What do I keep doing to decrease the size of the icons on my desktop? It's not killing me, but it's INCREDIBLY annoying to have to resize the icons every three minutes. This never happened in Windows 8.1 by the way.
    The following 2 tutorials may not help, but no harm trying................

    Rebuild Icon Cache
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    How to Change the Icon Cache Size in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html
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       20 Dec 2015 #8

    Right Click anywhere on your desktop
    A menu will come up
    Hover over View and what ever size icon will show
    Small
    Medium
    Large
    Click on whatever one you want
    That is it
    The icons will resize to whatever size you want
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  9.    20 Dec 2015 #9

    Right, thank you! I can do that, but the problem is that it automatically changes against my will with a movement of the mouse. Why did Windows give 5,000 different jobs to the mouse when I just want to move and click stuff???
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  10.    20 Dec 2015 #10

    dlaemmerhirt999 said: View Post
    Right, thank you! I can do that, but the problem is that it automatically changes against my will with a movement of the mouse. Why did Windows give 5,000 different jobs to the mouse when I just want to move and click stuff???
    They didn't, it's still there just to click with but it's not a live thing, you are the one that commands it what to do. Like we used to say in the navy: "When you are in command, command, don't go around asking what to do".
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