How to Change Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 7

Most of the computer users feel very annoyed when their desktop screen goes full with the shortcut icons and they want to add more shortcut icons for quick use. In this condition, reducing desktop icon spacing may provide you lots of desktop space if there are several icons available on your desktop.

To solve fix this problem, the Microsoft included an option to adjust desktop icon spacing in Windows 7. With the help of this option, you may adjust the desktop icon spacing in both directions vertically and horizontally.

How to change desktop icon spacing in Windows 7

In today’s Windows 7 guide, we are going to explain you – how to adjust desktop icon spacing on Windows 7 computers. Let’s see the step by step tutorial:

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Change Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 7

Step (1): First of all, right-click on the desktop and select Personalize option.

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Step (2): Next, select “Windows color” option.

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Step (3): And then click on “Advanced appearance settings…” link.

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Step (4): After the click, Appearance Settings window will appear.

Step (5): To change desktop icon spacing horizontally, select “Icon Spacing (Horizontal)” option from the Item drop-down menu and enter the spacing size.

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Step (6): To change desktop icon spacing vertically, select “Icon Spacing (vertical)” option from the Item drop-down menu and enter the spacing size.

Step (7): After changing the desktop icon spacing vertically or horizontally, click on Apply button to apply the changes you made and then click on Ok.

Step (8): That’s it! Now you will see that the shortcut icons available on your desktop have been adjusted according to the changes you made in desktop icon spacing.

Thus, you can easily manage the desktop icon spacing on your Windows 7 computers. Unlucky, the Microsoft removed these changing desktop icon spacing options from Windows 8. But thankfully, the option is still available with Windows 7. So let’s start taking benefits from it.

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