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,

    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..


    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