The distance between one icon and the next, in older versions of windows, were adjustable (both vertically and horizontally) so that you could get the icons to lie closer together, enabling you to get more icons on screen if you so wished. Perhaps I should say that I have my laptop 'feeding' a 37" LCD T/V -so you can imagine how, in normal 'arranged' mode just how far apart the icons were.
Thanks, that's done the job, with those two items unticked and the icons rearranged to suit the problem should be solved. I shall know when I reboot the laptop tomortrtow - but I'm not expecting them to be moved - they wern't in XP.
If you're referring to adjusting the icon spacing (as previously found in the display properties "appearance" tab) yes you can. Right click on desktop and select "personalisation" (or go though control panel).
From here select "WIndow colour and appearance". n this page is a blue link to "open classic appearance properties for more colour options". Click this and you should see the familiar appearance settings. Here you can click the advanced button to change desktop icon spacing.
sinbads & Dean: Thanks for that - it all goes to prove that you're never too old to learn - but whether you remember - well thast's another thing. So. to counter that I have printed this thread - er - now where did I put that printout 8-))
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