Desktop Icons

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  1. john92210

    john92210 Senior Member

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    The text below Windows 10 desktop icons is in a very narrow column. Is there any way to widen the text column?
     
  2. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    Could you post a picture of what you mean?
     
  3. john92210

    john92210 Senior Member

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    Here is what a typical icon looks like on the deskop when you click on it. I would like the text not to be constrained to such a narrow column. Correcting this was easy in Windows 7
     

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    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    I believe your only option would be to make the icon font smaller. I used procmon to see if there were any "Extra" settings regarding icons, but I did not see any. The desktop settings are stored in the registry. HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowsMetrics
     
  5. davehc

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    Wider rather. But then you would get really large ugly icons.
     
  6. Neemobeer

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    I was referring to shrinking just the icon font size. [​IMG]
     

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    Bummer!! Changing the icon size is an unsatisfactory fix.
     

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