Windows 8.1 - How to adjust the horizontal or vertical spacing of the icons

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Windows 8.1 - How to adjust the horizontal or vertical spacing of the icons

This page explains how to adjust the space between the desktop icons, on Windows 8.1:
  • Open the registry (Run > type "regedit").
  • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics.
  • In the right pane, search and edit the following entries:
    • IconSpacing
    • IconVerticalSpacing
  • The default value is 1125.
  • You can choose a value between 480 (min) and 2730 (max).

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Published by deri58. Latest update on January 2, 2015 at 04:52 AM by deri58.
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