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  • Large Windows Desktop Icons

    Sorry if this has been posted...

    In the following image you will notice large icons on the windows desktop...

    http://www.mp3car.com/images/top.jpg

    I thought this was cool and was wondering how to set that up...

    Right click on your desktop
    Click Properties
    Select the 'Appearance' tab
    Click 'Advanced' button
    Select 'Icon' from the 'Item' dropdown list
    Change the Size
    Click OK
    Click Apply
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  • #2
    ...or get XPize - http://xpero.msfn.org/

    It'll make everthing look nice in addition to giving you a utility to change icon properties.
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    • #3
      cool app...

      i want to be able to resize the icons on the system tray. is that possible w/ or w/o the app?
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      • #4
        Don't know.

        One time on my computer, the tray icons shrunk to half the size they were normally for no apparent reason - there were two rows of them.

        I tried to figure out how to resize them, but could never do it.

        Eventually I resized my desktop icons, and the tray icons went back to normal size. So I think they might be linked, but don't quote me on that.
        2002 Grand Am progress :
        [] - 80%
        ...complete setup, but still need to make the install cleaner

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        • #5
          another way to get big icons is to use desktopx, samurize (albeit indirectly) or avedesk.

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          • #6
            Right-click on the desktop
            Properties
            Appearance tab
            Advanced
            Item = Icon
            Increase the size to about 70 or 80 pixels. Tweak the size to get what you want.

            You don't need some app to resize icons.
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              Thats what he said in the first post, DP. Do you know how to change the tray size though?
              2002 Grand Am progress :
              [] - 80%
              ...complete setup, but still need to make the install cleaner

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DarquePervert
                Right-click on the desktop
                Properties
                Appearance tab
                Advanced
                Item = Icon
                Increase the size to about 70 or 80 pixels. Tweak the size to get what you want.

                You don't need some app to resize icons.
                neat trick. im suprised no one has ever posted that
                B Smoov
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mercury7
                  Thats what he said in the first post, DP. Do you know how to change the tray size though?
                  Same area. Change the size of the caption buttons. It defaults to 25 pixels.

                  Originally posted by buurin
                  neat trick. im suprised no one has ever posted that
                  D'oh! I was reading through all these silly applications that people are using to change screen appearance and missed the original post. Sorry if I stole your thunder, amigo.
                  Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                  How about the Wiki?



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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DarquePervert
                    Same area. Change the size of the caption buttons. It defaults to 25 pixels.


                    D'oh! I was reading through all these silly applications that people are using to change screen appearance and missed the original post. Sorry if I stole your thunder, amigo.
                    Nice recovery with the tip for the tray icon! It works.

                    Unfortunately tray icons dont look too pretty enlarged. But hey if i wanted a pretty interface i'd buy an OEM setup
                    B Smoov
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                    • #11
                      in an effort to make this place a tad more organized, I took the liberty to stick this thread.

                      I'm going to be looking for other optimization how-to threads as well to stick.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by buurin View Post
                        Nice recovery with the tip for the tray icon! It works.

                        Unfortunately tray icons dont look too pretty enlarged. But hey if i wanted a pretty interface i'd buy an OEM setup
                        why not change the actual icon, so it looks better when resized?

                        http://www.jonmega.com/iceman/stuff/systray/

                        That page has info and links to a tutorial on how to change systray icons, also lists Objectbar by Stardock as a program that will enable you to change them.

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