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Learn how to adjust the vertical space between your icons in XP!


Adjusting the vertical space between your desktop icons in XP is easier than you think.


This question was answered on July 11, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

No more unevenly spaced icons in just a few steps Depending on your screen resolution, a certain number of icons fit in each auto-arranged column along the desktop For example, if your resolution is set to 800 x 600 pixels, 7 icons fit in each column

If you want to get more icons to fit on your desktop without changing your screen resolution then adjust the spacing of your icons.

Follow these steps to adjust your icon spacing:

1 Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties

2 In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Appearance tab, and then click Advanced

3 In the Item box, click Icon Spacing (Vertical)

4 Decrease the size, click OK, then click Apply to see the result on screen

5 When you’re happy with the results, click OK

You can go from the default 43 to 39 and squeeze 8 icons into each column on many systems

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on July 11, 2003