Change XP Desktop Icons Into Smaller List View

By Lowell Heddings on January 3rd, 2008

Has it ever bothered you that you can’t change the size of the icons on your XP desktop? Thankfully they added this ability into Windows Vista, but what are your options in the meantime?

There’s a small utility called Deskview that lets you change the icons from regular mode into the smaller “list” mode with a double-click. It’s as simple as that.

Download and extract the zipfile, and then double-click on deskview.exe, and your icons will turn from this:

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Into this:

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To bring them back to regular mode, just double-click on deskview.exe again.

Download Deskview.exe from jimcofer.com

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/3/08
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