Q: Large Desktop Icons


I have just bought a new computer with Windows 7 professional already installed. Can someone please help me. Sometimes I turn on my computer and all my desktop icons have suddenly gone huge. When I go into anything the type is also huge. I go into control panel and my icon size is still set to medium. So I change the size to small and restart my computer but it makes no difference. I log off and the next morning start my computer and everything is back to normal. 

I have not messed about with anything as I have only just bought the computer. Can anyone please help.



Hello ScousePen,

When you see that the desktop icons are large, try to reduce the size by Holding the ‘Ctrl’ key on the key board and scroll it up using the mouse to increase the size.

You should also check if the display resolution on your computer is changing randomly.

To change your screen resolution

1. Open Screen Resolution by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, and then, under Appearance and Personalization, clicking Adjust screen resolution.
2. Click the drop-down list next to Resolution, move the slider to the resolution you want, and then click Apply.
3. Click Keep to use the new resolution, or click Revert to go back to the previous resolution.

If the resolution keeps changing randomly, you should try to update the drivers for your Video card.

Check out this article that will give you information on ‘How to Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly’:

Irfan H, Microsoft Answers Support Engineer. Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

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