Resetting your desktop icons!

I am new to windows 7, and out of the blue one day, I turned on my laptop and all my Icons were surrounded by a silhouette of a square box, and they were all blown up to a very LARGE SIZED ICON!

I would really like to fix them so they do not have a border around them any longer, and so they are normal sized icons, but I can not figure how to reset my desktop icons...and furthermore, do not want to make the problem worse since i have no idea how it happened.

I am using Windows 7 Home Edition, as I stated above, and the laptop is an Acer Laptop. Any help, and I would be very grateful! It is literally driving me nuts...I have always been very particular about my desktop, and now it is being taken over by lines and HUGE ICONS!!!


Appreciate any time!

Leanne Willcuts

 

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Last updated September 18, 2018 Views 2,104 Applies to:
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"Dr.Wood" wrote in message news:cc47582a-1549-4fd3-afc2-63ed78049df8...

I am new to windows 7, and out of the blue one day, I turned on my laptop and all my Icons were surrounded by a silhouette of a square box, and they were all blown up to a very LARGE SIZED ICON!

I would really like to fix them so they do not have a border around them any longer, and so they are normal sized icons, but I can not figure how to reset my desktop icons...and furthermore, do not want to make the problem worse since i have no idea how it happened.

I am using Windows 7 Home Edition, as I stated above, and the laptop is an Acer Laptop. Any help, and I would be very grateful! It is literally driving me nuts...I have always been very particular about my desktop, and now it is being taken over by lines and HUGE ICONS!!!


Appreciate any time!

Leanne Willcuts


Press and hold CTRL and scroll with the touchpad or mouse.. OR
 
Right click on the desktop, select View and Small Icons..
 
If neither works, check that the native screen resolution is set..

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Mike Hall - MVP Windows Experience
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/

Mike Hall MVP - Windows Desktop Experience http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
Windows 10 Pro - Start10 - part of a local network which is a '3rd party optimizer-free' zone..

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