Introduction: Interesting Trick in Windows Vista

An interesting trick that involves changing the size of Windows Vista icons. I did it in Vista Business so I don't know if it will work for the other versions but I'm sure it will. First instructable, so please don't be brutal. :-)

Step 1: Changing the Size

There really isn't any thing to it. All you have to do is single-click on one of your icons. Then simply hold down the CTRL button and scroll the wheel on your mouse (or drag your finger if you have a laptop and use the pad) at the same time. The icons should change size. You can make them either bigger or smaller. Like I said earlier, I did this in Windows Vista Business. If it doesn't work in the other versions (Basic, Home Premium. ect.) or if it does works in Windows XP please comment! Thanks!! Have Fun!!

Note:This changes all of the icons. Some icons change more than others.

P.S. Comment me with ideas for uses using this feature.

Comments

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mike!!! (author)2011-07-16

it works on xp......... for IE8!

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xlr83r (author)2010-02-15

 i dont want to be brutal, but most ppl already know how to change icon sizes.

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NetDex (author)2009-09-09

Awesome! 5/5

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sleveckis (author)2009-08-17

wow, great tip. gave me lots more desktop space for other icons and makes everything look better in general thanks!

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mikemmcmeans (author)2009-07-24

works on 7 build7100

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Derin (author)2008-06-26

vista is so darn expensive! use xp with mods to make it look like vista or get pirated copy for free

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red-king (author)Derin2008-10-24

i will team up with microsoft and hunt you down if you pirate vista =P its only like $100...

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Derin (author)red-king2008-10-24

its $300 here

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junits15 (author)Derin2009-07-24

you can just get the upgrade disk that costs alot less

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iBurn (author)Derin2009-01-28

Yeah kingalexl...where in the name of ninjas are you buying your OS's?

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Fashim (author)Derin2009-07-23

Dont Pirate Windows youve gotta Support Microsoft.

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Owlbear (author)2009-04-06

It works on Vista Basic, warning it will change ALL your icons at once, and if they don't fit it will re-arrange them.

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electro900k (author)2009-01-28

I'm glad this has been useful to you guys!!

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phant0m_sp00f3ra (author)2008-12-19

My Macbook Pro can do that with multitouch :P althought its interesting to hear that's in vista! (me h8s Vista & luvz xp)

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xanderperson (author)2008-12-15

AWESOME!!! i have 64 bit vista home premium and it worked. it makes my deskto look more organized cuz i dont need as many rows of icons

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Jackus95 (author)2008-11-09

i have vista home basic and it works for me. THANKFULLY!!! my desktop is extremely overcrowded

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old_bass_masta (author)2008-11-08

Basic, Buisness, and ultimate, works for me!

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collard41 (author)2008-08-26

works on all of vista

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strongmom11 (author)2008-06-19

This is awesome. I have one of those stupid 19" wide-screens, which had no desktop space left. This doesn't shrink the label, just the icon- exactly what I needed. Thank you! (BTW- that's with home basic and home premium).

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thefunktopus (author)2008-05-09

Brilliant!! Works in Home Premium but does all icons at once!!

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place name here- (author)2008-05-09

it works in basic but all the icons change at once.

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Guitarded (author)2008-04-20

Works on my vista..and it's not the business version :D

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kellimaier (author)2008-01-16

Or you can right click on your desktop and chose from the list of sizes. I think this is an advertised feature of Vista...although i do think they way you go about it is kind of neat and it IS new to me when done that way.

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