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Windows 10 – How to change icon spacing ?

Windows 10 – How to change icon spacing ?

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    While I was working on the laptop of my brother-in-law, I noticed a very weird spacing (vertically) between the icons.
    To remedy the excessive space between the desktop icons, I had to go into the registry to change the values.

    Press Windowskey+R and type “regedit”. A UAC message will appear, click “Yes”.

    Now navigate to:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    You have to look for these values:


    The values are NEGATIVE, so make sure, whatever value you use is negative as well. 
    I understand that these values should be between -2750 and -480.

    Change the values and reboot you PC (or Log Off and Log On again). 
    I have seen a few “default” values … -1128 and -1175 … but you’ll have to find the ideal setting for yourself with trial-and-error.

    Sometimes, after restarting, you’ll need to refresh the desktop. I used sorting the icons by name, and you’ll see the change.

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