To Customize icon spacing on the windows 10 desktop ergo the symbol distances!
To reduce the icon / symbol distances at the desktop, there are various possibilities, e.g. to have more space for the desktop icons (symbols) on the desktop.
Tip: ► Experience Index Windows-10?
Content / Solutions:
1.) ... Change the spacing between desktop icons for Windows 10 with the freeware DesktopOK!
2.) ... Modifying icon spacing be regedit (Registry-Editor) in Windows 10!
See also: ► Windows 10 desktop icons are so big, why ► Desktop Wallpaper in Windows 10!
Tip: reset Setting via change the desktop theme in Windows-10!
DesktopOK and select in Main-Menu Windows-Metric and adjust the icon spacing (distance :-)
Click the Button Restart Explorer. Sometimes: Bring the Desktop to Foreground, for example via Windows-Logo+ D and refresh the Windows 10 Desktop via [F5] Key. That is the best solution :-)
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Windows 10 Registry Editor via Windows 10 Run for example via Windows-Logo+R Key and enter the command regedit.
Then, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics, and double-click on each of the IconSpacing and IconVerticalSpacing respectively.
Now, adjust the values for icon spacing. Please verify that the parameters are between -450 and -2500.
After you are ready, you must log off and log on on Windows 10 again or restart the Windows 10, and rearrange the icons in order to see the results.
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Desktop icon spacing!
To reduce the icon / symbol distances at the desktop, there are various possibilities, e.g. to have more space for the desktop icons (symbols) on the desktop. Here are two solutions that are also suitable for Windows Server 2016/2012 and Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7. The first is for Windows beginners the second for administrators and experienced Windows users!
FAQ 109: Updated on: 3 September 2019 09:52