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.