How to change the size of your desktop icons on a Windows 10 computer

Hollis Johnson/Business InsiderYou can change the size of the icons on your Windows 10 computer’s desktop or Taskbar.


With a Windows 10 computer, there are a ton of ways you can personalise your computer to make it your own.

From changing the background on your desktop or the appearance of your cursor to your default browser, there are more than a few ways to personalise your Windows 10 computer.

You can also modify the size of your icon shortcuts. So if you want to make your icons smaller to fit more shortcuts on your desktop, or increase the size of icons so you don’t have to squint, you can do so in a few steps.

Here’s how to change the size of your desktop or Taskbar icons on your Windows 10 computer.

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How to change your desktop icon size in Windows 10

1. Power on your Windows 10 computer and use your mouse to right-click anywhere on your desktop.

2. In the pop-up menu, click on the “View” tab, and three options will appear: large, medium, and small. The default icon size on your computer is typically medium.

How to change desktop icon size Windows 10Taylor Lyles/Business InsiderSelect the size that you want your icons on your Windows 10 computer to be.

How to change your Taskbar icon size in Windows 10

1. Power on your Windows 10 computer and use your mouse to right-click anywhere on your desktop.

2. In the pop-up menu, click on “Display settings.”

3. In “Display settings,” click “Select & Layout” and then in the drop-down menu choose which size you want your text, apps, and other miscellaneous items to be. Click on the size and the changes will be applied immediately.

How to change desktop icon size Windows 10Taylor Lyles/Business InsiderSelect the percentage you want your text and apps to be in ‘Display settings.’
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