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floydb1982

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[WIN8] How do I make desktop icon's closer together

I used to be able to do this in Win95, Win98, WinMe, Win2000, WinXP, WinVista, and Win7 in the desktop settings. In Windows 8 Pro how can I reduce the space of all my desktop icons making them closer together than the default setting it is on now. My desktop has no more room for any more icons. I can't find the icon spacing setting like I could in Win7 Home Pre. LG EW224 is at it's native resolution of 1920x1080p.


Kramer
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»www.online-tech-tips.com/windows ··· ndows-8/

Not as easy as it used to be.


digitalfutur
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A workaround in Win8 is to turn off Align to Grid, and then manually space (drag) the icons. A clean desktop shouldn't have more than 15 icons or so. Best to make use of folders on the desktop to group the icons within.
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SipSizzurp
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Here is a 3rd party utiltiy written just for the task. I use it on all W8 installs and it works very well.
»www.downloadinformer.com/2012/08 ··· ler.html

BlitzenZeus
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You have a desktop full of icons at 1080? I suggest you make a toolbar, or two... maybe even actually use the metro start menu.

I haven't left any shortcuts on my desktop in years, and have been using toolbars since the days of 9x.