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    I just added a Samsung 25-inch LCD to one of my computers running Win 7 Home Premium, with an ATI Radeon HD2400 graphics card. It is a beautiful monitor, but for some reason the icons seem especially large. I am running the monitor in its native resolution of 1920x1080. When I go into the display screen under personalize, Win 7 gives me three choices for icons: Smaller - 100% (Default), Medium - 125%, and Larger - 150%. Even the smaller setting makes the icons look very large. Does anyone know of a way to do a tweak somewhere and reduce the default size of the icons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Dicks View Post
    I just added a Samsung 25-inch LCD to one of my computers running Win 7 Home Premium, with an ATI Radeon HD2400 graphics card. It is a beautiful monitor, but for some reason the icons seem especially large. I am running the monitor in its native resolution of 1920x1080. When I go into the display screen under personalize, Win 7 gives me three choices for icons: Smaller - 100% (Default), Medium - 125%, and Larger - 150%. Even the smaller setting makes the icons look very large. Does anyone know of a way to do a tweak somewhere and reduce the default size of the icons?

    TIA,
    Stan
    Stan,
    Hello.. does the rest of your monitor screen look normal ? EX. if you bring up E mail, any other program .. do they look normal ? Could be you have to re-adjust your screen resolution to something else. I have to set my 2nd monitor to something other than its "native resolution"to get it to display normally Regards Fred
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    Hi Stan, when desktop is empty of open programs, hold down Ctrl key and twiddle the mouse wheel.
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    Right click the desktop > View > Small Icons. That is the smallest icon size you can have.



    If these sizes are still not small (or big) enough for you, then you can hold down Ctrl key while scrolling the Scroll Wheel to change it to the exact size you want. If you hover the mouse pointer on a blank bit of desktop, hold down the Ctrl key and scroll down using the mouse wheel, you can scale down the desktop icons until they're almost non-existent.
    'Ctrl+scroll wheel' works to zoom in most apps (browser, MS Office, Explorer etc.).

    I hope this find helps.

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    Thanks, Roderunner and Ted. Doing the control and scroll worked fine, and the icons now look better and occupy less desktop.

    Thanks again.

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