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How to Change Icon Size in Windows 10: Two Easy Ways

October 14, 2019

One of the great things about using a PC is that it’s, as the name suggests, personal.

Meaning, it’s easy to customize it to fit your exact needs, especially when using Windows 10.

When customizing, it’s common to want to change the size of your icons, and that can be done in two easy ways. Keep reading to find out how!

How to change the icon size using Windows 10

Whether your icons are too big and they’re taking up too much space, or they’re too small and hard to read, adjusting their size is simple.

Read on for further instructions and helpful screenshots!

Change the size of Taskbar icons

1. Right-click on any empty space on your desktop and click View from the drop-down menu.

Right-Click in Windows 10

2. Select either Large icons, Medium icons, or Smaller icons. You’ll see an automatic change in the size of your Taskbar icons.

Change Icon Size in Windows 10


Related: Having trouble using Bluetooth? Find out how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10, and tricks for when it just won’t connect.

Change the size of File Explorer icons

1. Right-click on any empty space on the desktop and click Display settings from the drop-down menu.

Display Settings in Windows 10

2. Under Scale and layout, click the drop-down menu to change the size of text, apps, and other items. You can select from 100%, 125%, 150%, or 175%.

Scale and Layout in Windows 10


Click Apply at the bottom of the window to change the size of File Explorer icons, as well as text and apps.

Customization is cool

Make your personal computer personal to you and your needs! Changing the size of your icons can make all of the difference when it comes to the accessibility of your PC.

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How to Change Icon Size in Windows 10: Two Easy Ways Whether they're too big or too small, learn more about how to change the icon size in Windows 10. It's simple and can be done in two ways!
Mara Calvello Mara Calvello is a Content Marketing Manager at G2. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Elmhurst College (now Elmhurst University). Mara's expertise lies within writing for HR, Design, SaaS Management, Social Media, and Technology categories. In her spare time, Mara is either at the gym, exploring the great outdoors with her rescue dog Zeke, enjoying Italian food, or right in the middle of a Harry Potter binge.

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