Windows 10: desktop icon spacing problem

Discus and support desktop icon spacing problem in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Windows updated my computer and now the spacing between the desktop icons is huge, and I do not want to dig into the registry editor to solve this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Waterfalllllll, Aug 11, 2019 at 4:32 PM.

  1. desktop icon spacing problem


    Windows updated my computer and now the spacing between the desktop icons is huge, and I do not want to dig into the registry editor to solve this because it is annoying.


    Does Mircosoft made something in the settings panel which allows users to adjust the desktop icon spacing (see horror below)?


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    :)
     
    Waterfalllllll, Aug 11, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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  2. Remove Linux Desktop Icons

    I am not sure whether this will work (Ubuntu does not have icons like that on the desktop by default), but I suggest opening the trash bin and sweeping the icons into the window showing the trash bin.
     
  3. Juzar_Ali Win User
    Freely moving desktop icons in windows 10

    Hi,

    I suggest you to try the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Right click on the blank space on desktop.
    • Click on View.
    • Uncheck Align icons to grid.

    Hope this helps. Please get back to us if you need any other assistance.

    Thank you.
     
  4. desktop icon spacing problem

    Windows 10 Desktop Icon Spacing Messed Up

    Hello,

    A factor why you're having desktop spacing issue is due to configuration settings. We suggest that you set the spacing of desktop icon by using Registry Editor. Follow the steps below:

    • Type Windows key + R > Type regedit > Hit
      Enter.
    • Navigate to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
    • On the right panel, click Window Metrics >
      Double-click IconSpacing (horizontal spacing) or IconVerticalSpacing (vertical spacing) and modify the value > Click
      OK.
    • Reboot the computer to save the changes.

    Note: IconSpacing and IconVerticalSpacing value between -480 (minimum spacing) to -2730 (maximum spacing).

    Important:  This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection,
    back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article. 

    See this article:
    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


    Do get back and let us know the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.
     
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