How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10 [ Best Solution ]

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Overview:

How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10

In our daily use of our computers, there are times when we need to or just decide to adjust some settings and features in our computers, including our smartphones. Sometimes, we just feel like changing the look on our gadgets and sometimes, we adjust them to fit our current state. There are different reasons for doing this, every individual has his or her own reasons.

In the case of Windows 10 icons, we may want to change the icon size at anytime, whether to increase or decrease the icon size, which ever the case may be, we just want to change the icon size in Windows 10. Hence, I am going to give you a comprehensive  guide on how to change icon size in Windows 10. So, the best thing you could do at this point is just to follow this article appropriately to learn the actual solution on how to change icon size in Windows 10.

Before I proceed, there is this very important question I must answer, this will give a clearer understanding of our topic of discussion. Yes, I have to explain what an icon is, that is the question I am talking about. It is important to understand what an icon is before we learn how to change icon size in Windows 10. So, I will go on below.

What is an Icon?

An Icon is a graphical or pictorial representation of Information. Icons in most cases are usually of different sizes, the could be small, medium or large. To the best of my knowledge, icons are not extremely large, yes, you know what I mean by that.

Now, In the case of computer icons, they represent information on a computer. It could represent a program or any kind of file in which when ever the icon is clicked on, it will take the user directly to the location of the file that has the icon. If it is a computer program, clicking on the icon opens the program.

With the Advent of graphical user interface (GUI) in computing, icons have been a great relief to accessing information on the computer because a user could easily access the files in a computer by simply clicking on the icon that represents the file. This is unlike before, during the era of using only commands to operate computers, I am talking about command line interface (CLI) where users must issue commands in the form of codes to access files in a computer or operate a computer.

All thanks to enhancement in technology that brought about graphical user interface.

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How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10

Below is an example of Icons, what icons look like. – calnetguide.com

How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10

Having understood the above explanation of an icon, let us now proceed with the actual topic of discussion, how to change icon size in Windows 10.

Now, I will state possible reasons why people would want to change Icon size in Windows 10.

Below are the possible reasons: – calnetguide.com

1. To have a clearer view of Icons and files in a computer –  Here, I am talking about increase of icon size in Windows 10, especially people that have eye defects and can not see small icons clearly.

2. To create space for other icons to be accommodated – Here, I am talking about decreasing icon size in Windows 10. If the icons on your computer are too large, then it will only take a few icons to occupy everywhere, hence, there won’t be space for other icons to be accommodated. In this case, you have to reduce the size of the icons.

3. For beautification – Yes, I believe some other people change icon size in Windows 10 because they believe a certain icon size looks more beautiful on their computer, hence they change the size to fit their specifications.

There might be other reasons why people change icon sizes, there might also be other reasons why people want to learn how to change icon size in Windows 10, but I will stop here, you may add the other reasons you know or think.

Let us proceed with the main topic below. Now, let us talk about locations we may want to change icon size.

In Windows 10, there are many sections where icons are featured, yes. Icons are located in different places in Windows 10. But in this guide, how to change icon size in windows 10, we are going to focus on for (2) major places to change icon size in Windows 10.

How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10

The first section we are going to consider is icons on Windows 10 desktop.

1. How to change Icon Size in Windows 10 Desktop:

To change Desktop icons using method 1, follow the steps below.

 Step 1. Power on your computer and wait for your windows to fully load, you can skip this step if your computer is already on.

Step 2. Right click on an empty space on your desktop

How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10

Step 3. Highlight “view” to see the drop-down options

How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10

Step 4. From the list of options, select either Large icons, Medium icons or Small icons.

How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10

2. How to change Icon Size in Windows 10 File Explorer:

Changing icons in file explorer involves two (2) methods.

Step 1. Open File Explorer

How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10

Step 2. Go to the “view” tab by the upper left hand side on the file explorer window.

How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10

Step 3. In the view tab, you can change your icon size to either Extra large icons, Large icons, Medium icons, Small icons, List, Details, Tiles or Content. Just select any of the options and see the effect. You may try them one after the other and then decide on which one to use.

How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10
How To Change Icon Size In Windows 10

Congratulations.

Conclusion:

With the different methods I have listed in this article on how to change icon size in windows 10, I strongly believe that you have been able to learn the solution you seek and that you have gained a new knowledge through my article.

Just try the steps above and use the comment box to say your mind or ask any questions you wish on this topic for proper clarification. You may also use the share buttons below to share this knowledge with other people.

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