Desktop icons: big, small, or not there at all

You’ve got several options for the size of the icons on your desktop in Windows, including not showing any icons at all.  Let’s check out how to change them.

Right-click on a blank spot on your desktop. Then select View to see your options. The first is Large icons.

Here’s what that looks like:


Large is a great option for those with vision issues and not a lot of shortcuts on the desktop.

Compare that same section of the desktop with Medium icons.


And finally with Small. Small could be a good option if you have a whole lot of icons on the desktop.


Your final option is to uncheck Show desktop icons.

This gives you a completely clean desktop.  If your desktop icons have vanished, check that setting.


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