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(Solved) - adjusting space between the icons on the desktop

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  • Started 6 years ago by SarahJames
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SarahJames
SarahJames
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Browsing through the How-to's I read about changing text (i.e. no text) on icons etc., but what I'm looking for is how I can change the space kept between the icons.
I mean, it looks like this:

And I want this (edited with PSP):

I changed it easily on my Win98, but on Vista I haven't found it. Did I overlook something?

Cheers,
Sarah

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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Edit: I also miss the option to change the colour of the text on the icons.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Option1
Right click on the desktop. Select "View",
uncheck "auto arrange" and "align to grid"

Option2
Leave those 2 settings checked
(If you prefer to arrange them yourself, uncheck "auto arrange")
In "Advanced Appearance" set the 2 "Icon Spacing" to what you want

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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Advanced appearance - where do I find that?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Right click on desktop
select Personalize > Windows color and appearance > Open classic appearance...... > Advanced
Expand where it says Desktop, and you will see the 2 Icon Spacing settings

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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Found it! - Ohhh, that's sooo much better;-)
Thanks!

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Well at least something works for you :)

And I just remembered the quick way to get to Appearance Settings
press the Win+R keys
type in "control color" (without the quotes)
press <enter>
and there you are.

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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Ha! And that one works too:)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Of course it does. I am very rarely/often wrong :)

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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

I have no doubt you get it right!
If things don't work, we put the blame on Microsoft, right?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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yep

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