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How to change the size of the icon on the Windows 10 Start screen. RRS feed

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  • Hello. How to change the size of the icon on the Windows 10 Start screen.

    I'm creating an icon for a folder on the Start screen. I remove the text from the icon and only the icon remains. But the icon is small. Is it possible to enlarge it?
    There is 1 folder icon in the photo. Here you can see that the icon is small.
    Photo 2 shows the MS Edge program icon. It can be seen that the icon is larger. 
    How do I make my icon the same size as in photo 2? As I understand it, it is necessary to use some kind of xml file, but where can I get it and make any changes to it?

    A small icon: 

    A large icon: 

    Wednesday, November 16, 2022 9:16 AM

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  • I don't know, maybe you can try a third party app.
    Monday, November 21, 2022 12:37 PM
  • Select the Start  button,select the top or side border, and then drag to your desired size.

    If you want to see all your apps, grab the top or side borders of the Start menu and drag them to your desired size.

    Finally, if you want to make the Start menu completely full screen, go to Settings  > Personalization > Start, and then turn on Use Start full screen.

    This May Help,
    Peter

    Wednesday, November 23, 2022 5:03 AM
  • icon size as such is easy as you would probably know, right click and select size. to make the pic itself within the icon bigger:   you can try looking at icon packs avail on line, or use a photo editor such as GIMP ( free) and pick any image off google etc..    i havnt tried it but Photoshop may also help.  looks like a hdd pic ?

    using search, go:  symbolic picture hard drive ,   then  select ""images"", simple case of save as and use as the basis for inserting into your new icon folder. 

    .

    Wednesday, November 23, 2022 2:40 PM
  • Hello,

    You just need to right click on the icon in start menu and click on resize then choose small or medium size.

    I think this will help you.

    Thursday, November 24, 2022 11:33 AM
  • Thank you, your advice was useful to me
    Thursday, November 24, 2022 4:37 PM
  • hi member, did you try using a photo editor on a symbol or icon,( find by using search for HDD symbols) then insert into your desktop icon OR look at online icon packs as posted Nov 23rd?   see inserted image as example copy/paste from inet.  also see sample icons pack. att..

    mikkyg.

    Image result for HDD IconSee the source image

    Monday, November 28, 2022 2:39 AM
  • Hello,

    All you have to do is perform a right-click on the icon in the Start menu, select Resize, and then select Small or Medium. Hope this will benefit you.
    Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:10 AM
  • Desktop icons often take up too much screen space, contributing to desktop clutter. Follow these steps to resize desktop icons in Windows 10 and clean up your workspace:

    1. Right-click any blank space on your desktop.
    2. From the menu, select “View,” and choose your desired icon size—large, medium, or small—from the options. The icon size you choose will apply to your desktop immediately after selection.
    Thursday, December 1, 2022 6:54 AM
  • You can adjust them using right click.
    Friday, December 2, 2022 5:56 PM
  • it is too much easy to large and small the icons on the desktop, because click on the laptop screen on the double finger, after that these fingers bring to near to each other on the lap top touch eventually it is small all of icon it the same time, next if you want to large the icons it same process click on the lap top screen, after that these couple of fingers bring to far to each other little bed, next you see simply  large the icons, sir my feedback is that, how I can see to replies me and when   
    Saturday, December 3, 2022 6:30 AM
  • To change the size of the icons on the Windows 10 Start screen, you can use the following steps:

    Right-click on the desktop and select "Personalize" from the context menu.

    In the left-hand menu, select "Start" and then, in the right-hand pane, click the "Choose which folders appear on Start" link.

    In the "Start" settings window, you will see a list of folders that are currently displayed on the Start screen. To change the size of the icons, you can use the drop-down menu next to each folder to select a different size.

    Once you have selected the desired icon size for each folder, click "Apply" to save your changes. The new icon sizes will be applied to the Start screen immediately.

    I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
    Thursday, December 8, 2022 6:41 AM
  • To resize desktop icons, right-click (or press and hold) the desktop, point to View, then select Large icons, Medium icons, or Small icons.

    Regards,

    Rachel Gomez

    Friday, December 16, 2022 5:50 AM
  • press Ctrl and scroll the mouse wheel up or down. This will reduce or increase the size of the shortcuts
    Friday, December 16, 2022 3:17 PM
  • There are 2 ways to change the size of the icons on the Windows 10 Start screen.

    Method 1: Desktop Icon Size Change

    1. Right-click on an empty space on the screen.
    2. Click on "View" in the context menu that appears.
    3. Select "Small icons" or "Large icons" to change the size of the icons on the desktop screen.

    Method 2: Start Screen/Start Menu

    1. Right-click on an icon on the screen.
    2. Click on "Resize" in the context menu that appears.
    3. Select "Small" or "Large" to change the size of the icons on the Start screen.

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    Monday, January 2, 2023 5:50 AM
  • From the menu, select “View,” and choose your desired icon size—large, medium, or small—from the options. The icon size you choose will apply to your desktop immediately after selection. 

    Friday, January 6, 2023 12:09 PM
  • Thanks for the answer, can you customize the size manually rather than on the pre-made options. 
    Thursday, January 12, 2023 11:02 AM
  • to change the size of an icon on the start screen, you can use the built in "tile properties feauture". here's how

    1. right-click on the icon you want to resize on the start screen.

    2. select "more" from the context menu that appears.

    3. select "open" file location from the menu.

    4.right click on the icon again, this time in the file explorer window that appears.

    5. select properties from the context menu.

    6. in the properties window select the " shortcut tab"

    7. click on the "change icon" button.

    8. select the desired size of the icon from the list of available sizes, click on ok.

    9. click "apply" and "ok".

    alternatively you can use third party apps like "Tilelconifier."
    note that in some cases, the folder itself might not be resizeable, but you can try to create a shortcut to that folder and change the icon size of the shortcut.

    Monday, January 23, 2023 9:57 AM