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Where are the Extra-Large and Large Icons stored

Q: Where are the Extra-Large and Large Icons stored

If you extract the icons from imageres.dll or shell32.dll then the maximum icon size is about 64x64 and 32x32 for most icons. I am trying to extract the largest icons, where can I get them. or am I just doing it wrong?

A: Where are the Extra-Large and Large Icons stored

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When viewing large and extra large photo previews, the jpeg thumbnails will not load. Is this a 64 bit issue?

Any Ideas?

A:Large, Extra Large Icons won't load

I can tell you it's not a 64 bit issue as I do not have this problem.
Beyond that, I'll have to defer to another with more expertise in this matter.

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First post here on the SevenForums! I'm only saving the tough ones for you guys! Here's the problem:

My client's computer was infected with a virus obtained via Facebook. I removed this and multiple other infections (and I'm pretty thorough with my scanning). She gets it back, starts working on it, and apparently her devices and printers icons are blank. Not missing, like with a "blank page" icon, just... blank. Here's the kicker: it only happens with large and extra large icons. It also happens with normal folder icons. When I change it to medium or lower, they come back. I've tried rebuilding the icon cache database several times, tried sfc /scannow, tried chkdsk, tried uninstalling any recent updates, etc... There have been no hardware changes, the hard drive has been tested as good (no bad sectors), her dual monitors are at a sane resolution, and I'm confident that the viruses has been removed. Trust me -- I've tried all the obvious stuff I can think of. Thanks and Good luck!

Edit: Also, I did about 30 minutes of searching through previous threads. Couldn't find a thing, but I could have missed it...

A:Large & extra large icons blank

Quote: Originally Posted by Xileos

First post here on the SevenForums! I'm only saving the tough ones for you guys! Here's the problem:

My client's computer was infected with a virus obtained via Facebook. I removed this and multiple other infections (and I'm pretty thorough with my scanning). She gets it back, starts working on it, and apparently her devices and printers icons are blank. Not missing, like with a "blank page" icon, just... blank. Here's the kicker: it only happens with large and extra large icons. It also happens with normal folder icons. When I change it to medium or lower, they come back. I've tried rebuilding the icon cache database several times, tried sfc /scannow, tried chkdsk, tried uninstalling any recent updates, etc... There have been no hardware changes, the hard drive has been tested as good (no bad sectors), her dual monitors are at a sane resolution, and I'm confident that the viruses has been removed. Trust me -- I've tried all the obvious stuff I can think of. Thanks and Good luck!

Edit: Also, I did about 30 minutes of searching through previous threads. Couldn't find a thing, but I could have missed it...

Well you probably pulled some icon cache files off that were infected but also had the L and XL icons. If sfc didnt work you could try a repair install. It will re-install only the files with different hash marks.

Make a backup and restore point first just in case

Ke... Read more

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Hello all,

I have been having a seriously frustrating time trying to fix icons displaying in my games folder way too small. Every icon is a custom x256 by x256 icon, and I have seen them all work properly at one point. However, for some reason these icons now appear in their 32x by 32x bit forms, as seen in the attached image.

I have tried everything, including rebuilding and refreshing the icon cache, editing the registry value to x4068 size, only refreshing or rebuilding then restarting, moving the icon files, moving the game shortcuts, so on. All of these shortcuts are offline .exe files, and these icons have taken me a long time to build.

I'm sick and tired of trying to solve it myself, so I've come here for help. The only thing that has worked so far was a Microsoft support file, which fixed the problem until I switched my account to my brothers so he could play, where his icons were broken and when I logged back in so were mine. I haven't been able to find the support file since. I'm very tired of trying to fix this computer, with some malware stuck in there and rooted so I cannot remove it, broken Windows Photo Viewer that won't even launch, general messes. Do you guys have any clue how I can fix my icons?

A:Some Extra Large Icons appear Extra Small

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
We might look into this malware issue first,
Post all scan results for review,
Repeat for all users,
Review Jacee?s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
Screen shot of the download button to use for Adwcleaner
You can use these free tools to see if they find anything,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
Uncheck the box to Activate the Free trial from the final install options,
Also use the Custom scan option not the Threat scan,
Select the drive to scan usually C,
If your really infected check the box to scan for Rootkits = this scan option will take several hours to complete,
Never use your machine while scans are running for best results,
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,

You will likely be better served in the security section for this issue,

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I have two icons that I want to assign to two folders. Unfortunately, something has gone wrong. Let me explain what happened step by step:

1. I have two folders: "A" and "B".
2. I have two icons (.ico files): "A" and "B".
3. I place icon "A" in folder "A" and icon "B" in folder "B".
4. I assign icon "A" to folder "A" and icon "B" to folder "B".
5. I notice that I've switched the icons around.
6. I move icon "A" to folder "B" and icon "B" to folder "A".
7. I rename icon "A" to "B" and icon "B" to "A".
8. I assign icon "A" to folder "A" and icon "B" to folder "B".
9. I notice that I still get to see the switched-around icons that I assigned in step 4 in the large and extra large icon views. In the smaller views the folder icons are now correct.

Here's what I did to try solve this problem:

- Follow two tutorials: Icon Cache - Rebuild and Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8 (for .ico files).
- Remove the icon cache using the Disk Cleanup utility.
- Run "sfc /scannow" and "chkdsk /f /r".
- Run CCleaner to cleanup the registry and manually remove some registry keys that I pinpointed by looking for the registry keys that change when I assign an icon to a folder.
- Restart the computer and the "explorer.exe&... Read more

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I've seen multiple posts here and other forums and I have tried all of the steps provided in those posts but it is not resolving my issue. I have the exact same issue as the user in THIS THREAD. I have tried the icon database rebuild (both manually and using the bat file HERE), I have tried ie4uinit.exe - ClearIconCache from command prompt, I have tried Disk Cleanup and checked the box to delete icon cache and I have tried different cache size amounts using the steps HERE. I've tried these all from normal boot and safe mode. I don't know what else to do. The icons that have the problem keep changing every time I restart the PC. I can change them to another icon, rename the icon the shortcut had previously been using and reapply that icon and it shows normal at that time but as soon as I restart the PC, icons change to the smaller size on random shortcuts again. What other steps are there?

Thanks in advance.

A:Multiple icons showing in smallest size when using Extra Large Icons

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Have you tried the batch file in this tutorial:
Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default
It resets the area of the registry that stores some desktop icon info.
warning: read the note about desktoprestore.

You might also want to try combining the batch file for icon cache rebuild with this one... only kill/restart explorer once at the end.

Does this problem happen if you create (& log onto) a new (test) user account?

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Hi there,
I was just wondering is there anyway to edit the size of the icons more than the 'Extra large Icons' maybe a tool or some manual way ?

A:Bigger than 'Extra large Icons' ?

Hello MoeX,

Very good question and this has baffled me; i have done some research for you.

It appears that a icon's Value (size) are in pixels and range from 0x20 (32) to 0x100 (256) with the default being 0x60 (96).
(32) being the smallest, and (256) the "extra Large".

However Microsoft don't allow bigger then 256 Pixels (Extra Large). Bit of a bummer really.
There 3rd party applications available that allow you to view your photos in a bigger view, but not permanent thumbnails.

I'm sure there is a way to make them bigger if you had edited the registry, but i DO NOT recommend this, unless you are 100% sure what you are doing. and have a Back-up and Restore Point.


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My daughter's laptop has extra large icons that I cannot get rid of. Also, when she goes to a website, that too is also very large and will not fit on the screen. I have tried to right click and adjust the icons but that does not get them back to normal. I have checked the dpi and that is as small as can be adjusted, Any help with this will be appreciated!!

A:Solved: Cannot get rid of extra large icons

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Is there a software or upgrade to be able to view extra large icons/thumbnails like we can in Vista into XP?

Please advise

A:Extra Large Icons in Vista - Can We Have it in XP?


I also wanted larger icons. You can do it in XP ( I have Pro and Service Pack 3 but don't think that makes a difference..).

Go to Control Panel ( Ensure you are in Category View as opposed to Classic View in the Left Hand Pane) >Accessibility Options>Configure Windows to Work for your vision, hearing and mobility needs..

A Wizard will open for you to configure all sorts of things including Icon Size, text size, scroll bar size, cursor size, etc.

Hope this helps

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Anyone know a way to reduces the space between the extra large icons or other sizes? Without changing the icon size, I remember in 2000 it was easy to do but all icons were the same size.

A:Space between the extra large icons

Hi SosRandom,

There is really no true way to change the spacing. The only workaround that I know of is to manually change the window size some to change the space inbetween the icons some.

Hope this helps,

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Hi guys! Every time I access a folder I have to go: VIEW- EXTRA LARGE ICONS to change how thumbnails are shown on windows explorer. How can I make VIEW as EXTRA LARGE ICONS a DEFAULT mode?? Many thanks!

A:How to view EXTRA LARGE ICONS as default?

ok i think it goes like this . change folder view to extra large icons, then clik organize / folder and search options/ view tab /apply to folders

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Hi there, my problem is when I start up in the morning my icons and gadgets are extra large and I mean large, I solve this by right clicking on desktop, click screen resolution (which is also extra large) then click detect. This opens a normal size window and I am good to go. The display is set at (default) 100% and never changes so that isn't the problem. Also this only happens on a cold start up and not if I reboot
or restart while while I have been using the computer. I hope someone out there can help me with this small problem because it is very annoying, many thanks, Shibumi1.

A:Extra large icons & gadgets on start up.

What is the native resolution of your monitor and are you using it ?
Just read your specs, nice rig.

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Hi all,

If you set the view to Extra Large Icons for video media files, it shows a screen capture from an instant very early in the video file (like in the first 5 seconds or something). Is there a way to modify what point in the video file the screenshot is taken from?


Edit: even better, is there is a way to set it so that, if you hover your mouse cursor over the icon, it cycles through several screenshots at various points in the video?

A:Extra large icons for video files - tweaking the screenshot?

welcome to the forum.
no i dont think there is a way to modify it , what you see is what you get.

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Have I lost my mind - don't answer that !!!

I want to have my folders open in the Maximized form and with the Icons being in the Extra Large View. That seems simple enough, but -

I keep using Folder Options, but it just is not sticking. Am I using the wrong tool?

Thanks so much for any assistance. I appreciate BC a lot! I know that I can trust it here, and that is worth more than gold these days - - but then again, gold is not worth much either. . . .


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I don't know if this is in the right forum, but here goes:

I clicked on the link to IE, and the fonts and pics were HUGE!! I didn't change any settings, and I tried changing the resolution, but that just makes it really small.

Is this an XP problem or some kind of virus??

Can anyone help me figure this out?

Thanks in advance for your help..........

A:extra large fonts on IE!!!!!

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I email someone with an excel document and when they open it it is jumbo. How can I help them format their view for this docuemnt?

A:excel doc opening extra large

Do they have Excel or are they using a viewer?

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Hi I want to make a switch from Android to Windows phone. Most of my questions are already answered by Google but one question i can't find an answer for is: Are there extra large tiles on Windows Mobile (like the contacts live tile on Windows 10 for pc/laptop)? Regards Stanislav from the Netherlands.

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I've noticed this on only one of my excel spreadsheets. Sometimes, not always, when I open this file, the bottom row on one of the pages takes up the whole monitor viewing area. If there is- for example- 400 lines of data, the next line down won't have a number on the left. If I highlight this overly tall line and delete it, line 401 is now below line 400. I can't seem to be able to duplicate it at will, it just is there when I open this file. Again, sometimes, but not always, maybe once every 5-6 times I open the file. Thanks.

A:extra large bottom row in excel 2010

Can you scroll down to the bottom of this row & possibly drag up the bottom line so it's the same as the others.
Or you could right click on it & adjust the row height to the same as the others.

Make sure you save the spreadsheet after adjusting the row height.

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I just reformatted and was messing around with WindowBlinds for awhile so that may be a culprit, but even though I've now uninstalled it, when I am receiving mail in Outlook Express the messages come in large fonts, I mean bigger and darker than what you normally expect. Then when I hover over them or even click on then they go back to normal size.

It's not that annoying, but peculiar. I've tried repairing Outlook Express the best I know how but nothing's changed. Is there a setting somewhere in OE6 that can change that or a registry fix?

A:Extra large fonts on OUtlook Express

Have you tried Tools>Options>Read tab>Fonts and set to smallest?

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Does anyone know how to make a desktop icon bigger than 72pts in windows XP? I am setting up a netbook to connect remotely to a virtual machine and want only one icon on the desktop. I want a ridiculously large RDP icon on the desktop (kinda as a joke). I don't want to change them all, I just want the one to be much bigger than the others (in case they create any other icons on their desktop).

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Hi again. I know some printers can do this. I would like to ask your opinion on

1) which printers are recommended and also,
2) if some software can do this so that a normal inkjet printer will work.

Some printers can take a document, any document being printed, and within the Printer's Properties, transform the 8.5x11 document into something four times as big (17x22), 16 times as big (34x44) or whatever (by area).

It does this by (say for the 17x22 printout) printing each 1/4 section of the original document blown up to a full 8.5x11 page. Thus, these 4 pages (or tiles) can then be pieced together to get a much bigger presentation. I've seen printers that can do this up to about 5 ft high by 4 ft wide (about six 8.5x11 tiles high by five wide). Of course you can print even bigger if the printer can handle legal or 11x17 paper.

Is anyone aware of such printers and can you make any recommendations? Alternatively, is anyone aware of software that can do this same type of task, where a regular color inkjet could be used?

This is for a non-profit organization, so cost would be a factor. Thanks a bunch!

A:Printing in Tile Format to get extra large printouts

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My grandchild was playing a shooting game, when suddenly the picture when sideways and there was large lettering.

I was able to upright the lettering, but still have the large lettering on the font.

I tryto get into a folder or program, but the large lettering prevents acessing all the information.

I was able to play TW08 golf game with no problems, but when I finished and returned to windows large lettering still there.

Have tried to find somewhere to reduce the size to normal, but unsuccessful.


A:vista home edition large font large lettering

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I will shortly need to move a large number (20,000) very large (20-30Mb) image files and associated tiny xmp sidecar files from one hard drive to another.

MS file explorer will make a meal of this so any suggestions for alternatives please? I have several folders each containing many thousands of files as above so moving a folder en-bloc is an option rather than file by file?

A:moving large number of large files to new drive

Simply drag and drop the folder(s).

Might want to do a copy first, verify that everything did indeed get copied, and then delete the originals.

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So I'm trying to add an incon for my folder but all the icons seem to be from XP and small (in the default folder %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll). Tryed to google the location of large icons but all it gives me is links for downloading new icon packs... no thanks.
Please help. Thank you!

A:Where are the large icons?

Hi karelo

The icons in the shell32.dll contain all the sizes from 16x16 to 256x256.You can use the device images scroll bar to see the different sizes available as below.

You can use this- Download IconViewer to open the .dll files to view the icon sizes.

Hope this helps


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I just installed windows xp on my IBM desktop. Everything is huge. I have to move the bottom & top bar to see everything. How do I make everything smaller?

A:large screen & icons

Hello mickey72,

You will need to install your device drivers (chipset,graphics,audio,etc) .

You may have a disc that contains the Drivers or you can download them from the

manufacturer's website.

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Not sure what has hapened but all of my fonts icons toolbar headers are all really large. Wether online or not.

I have tried adjusting properties but think i am doing something wrong.

A:Large Fonts and Icons

Open your Display Properties by right-clicking on the desktop > Properties.

Under the Appearance tab you'll be able to change your font's size. Under Advanced, you'll have a scroll down menu to adjust all the other settings like icons, toolbars, etc.

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I have downloaded some programs lately that when I open them they make the icons and the desktop so large I cant even get to the start button. Do you know what causes this and how do I make it stop . After the program is closed the icons go back to there propper size. I am running Windows Vista. Thanks .

A:Large Icons 0n desktop

What programs?
It sounds as though your resolution settings are being changed, and I've seen this happen with some older games.

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After installing Vista the desktop icons are quite large, my resolution is set to the recommended setting with is the 1280 one and its the max it goes anyway but the icons still look largeand everything else looks ok.

Anyway help or suggestions will be much appreciated.

A:Desktop Icons: They Are Quite Large

Yes, Izzy -

Right click anywhere on the blank desktop and look closely at the menu.

One of the choices lets you change the size of the shortcut images.

Sorry, I'm not at my Vista system right now, so I can't recall the exact wording,

but I'm sure you'll see it.

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Hi, having installed xp again I see the icons on the desktop are bigger than they used to be and the start bar seems about 1/3 or so deeper than before.

Also, some web pages don't all fit on the page as they did before, some only display 2/3 across the page instead of being able to read them right across. Is there some change I can make in windows to fix this. Thanks for reading and in advance for any help offered.

A:Solved: large icons etc

Right click on the desktop > Properties > Settings.
If you can't change the display options there to produce the result you want, have you installed the drivers for your graphics adapter?

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I'm not sure if this is the correct section, it seemed like the only one which was relevant to my problem.

In Vista I used to be able to view a folders contents and arrange the files by date modified or name etc by clicking on the field on the title bar (I think it's called title bar). Now in Windows 7 when viewing large icons the title bar is missing and I have to right click in the folder and then choose 'sort by', then select what I wish to sort by. This takes a lot longer than having the title bar there. Is there a way to get the title bar back when viewing by large icons.


A:How do I get the title bar when using large icons

The snipping tool is a wonderful thing. Attaching a picture of what you mean is very helpful.. You can attach a file by using the paper clip after making Snipping tool copy.

For now all I might suggest is to adjust the view settings, or use the Organize option to go to folder options which are both in the "Title Bar" or close anyway

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i've got a bunch of nifty icons that are sized 128pixels and if i set windows to use them they also change on the start menu and in varius others of explorer. do you all know if it is possible to change the desktop, and only the desktop's, icons to 128 without effecting the other icons?

A:is it possible to use large icons only on the desktop?

Right click on the desktop, choose properties... Under the appearance tab choose advanced click on the item combo box and select icon then you can change its size in pixels on the drop-down to the right.

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I go to Character map looking for the large i ,looks like 2 large T and the ohter one flipped over.Does Character map Not have this one ?

A:Character map missing the large i ,looks like 2 large T

the strange thing is after I posted this I see my I that I want ,but while i was typing i was only getting a capital i that looks like a line. Also when i copy and paste the correct I , after pasting , the i turns back into a stupid line. any ideas ?

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where they used to be jpg or tif, for example, they now show a small thumbnail view of what the icon represented. also, i can't find my recycle bin. ?
thanks for your help, boyd.

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as i have chosen 150 % size , i cannot reach anymore the lowest part for configuration settings

so i cannot change it back

i am a first user for w8

how can i solve it ?

A:large icons cannot reach configuration

Can you get to Custom sizes?

See here:

DPI Display Size Settings - Change - Windows 7 Forums

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I don't understand why it is when I create an internet shortcut on a Windows 7 desktop, most of the icons are "miniature", where as some of them are full size on the desktop. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to which shortcut will be small and which will be full size.

Please see the attached screenshot. The site "Brass Goggles" is full size and "seven forums" is miniature.

On XP, these same sites were all full size. I have no idea what is causing this erratic behavior. Any ideas?


PS Is this the correct place to address this questions? (This is my first post here).

A:Small and Large Desktop Icons - Why?

Quote: Originally Posted by bob3d

...Please see the attached screenshot. The site "Brass Goggles" is full size and "seven forums" is miniature...

They look the same size to me.

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When I start up my computer it has very large icons. I have shut down and restarted before and it would go back to normal size, but today I have tried this and nothing has changed. I need help.

A:large icons when starting computer

You are receiving assistance in the following thread, please do not double post

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l am trying to stop large icons coming up on my comp it takes 3 or 4 times on restarting my comp to get my icons to go
to normal size can any one tell me what causes this and how do l stop it from doing it

A:getting large icons when starting computor

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I've been using the registry tweak found below in IE 10 to get Large Icons but this doesn't work anymore and from what I read it's because IE 11 is designed for Windows 8. Does anyone know a registry tweak to make this work in Windows 7.


Internet Explorer - Use Small or Large Icons

A:IE 11 Use large icons no longer works

Yes I have Always been using that tweak myself too. And it did work in Windows 8 also. But since I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and got Internet Explorer 11, it ain't working anymore.

Edit: Funny enough; if you enlarge the system to 125% then do apear so they are somewhere in the system. But now a way to enable them in normal 100% view.

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I have Windows 7 64bit. After installing the latest updates from Windows update, all my icons on my desktop are HUGE. The ones on the start menu are normal and all text is normal. The resolution is set at 1600x900 (highest) and the display setting is on smallest (100%). How do I fix this?

A:Large icons after windows update

How To Resize Desktop Icons In Windows 7

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I use Windows XP. I need to start up in safe mode to try to solve a computer problem. Whenever I start up in safe mode the Icons are so large that when I click on the program I need to use the screen is so large I can not see the bottom of the screen to click to the next page. Is there a way for me to reduce the icon size. I tried to make the change in Display but nothing happened. Help.


A:When In The Safe Mode The Icons Are Very Large

change your resolution settings. right click desktop. hit properties. then when the screen comes up go to the settings tab. then you will see a slider bar with your current resolution slide it to the right to increase the resolution and get the icons smaller

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Hello, does anyone know if it's possible to have the file explorer columns visible with large icons/extra large icons? Like in Windows 7>


A:Is there a way to get explorer columns with large icons?

hello and welcome to eight forums .I cant see the top of you explorer window ,but it should look like mine ,and in view you choose icon size ,im using win8.1 enterprise ,but its there in win8.1 core and pro editions .

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I hope I can explain this properly.

In Windows 7 Professional x64, I have specified the size of icons appearing on my desktop (about half way between 'small' and 'medium'). This works very well and consistently.

However, when I move or copy a file to the desktop via right-click, or when I create a shortcut on the desktop via right-click, Windows creates a large size image of the file icon for me to drag and drop. Not only is the icon itself large, but it includes a substantial amount of space on all four sides of the icon. My file and folder icons in Windows Explorer are not even close to that size.

This causes a problem when I have several Windows open, because in that case I may be moving/copying/shortcut-ting to a relatively small area on my desktop, and the icon I am moving/copying/shortcut-ting doesn't fit into that small space because the icon, including the area around it, is so large. Consequently, Windows moves it to some other place on my desktop, where it finds enough space, and then I have to go looking for the icon.

This problem is particularly annoying when I have several files to move or copy, in which case Windows may scatter the moved/copied icons all over my desktop.

How can I reduce the size of the icon that appears for drag-and-drop, as well as the selected space around it?

A:Copy/Move Uses Large Icons

Quote: Originally Posted by Daddyman

This causes a problem when I have several Windows open, because in that case I may be moving/copying/shortcut-ting to a relatively small area on my desktop, and the icon I am moving/copying/shortcut-ting doesn't fit into that small space because the icon, including the area around it, is so large. Consequently, Windows moves it to some other place on my desktop, where it finds enough space, and then I have to go looking for the icon.

I suggest you turn off the "align icons to grid" and "auto arrange icons" options, to give you complete 100% control over where you want your desktop icons to live. Windows will not interfere at all.

Right-click on desktop, move the mouse over View to get the flyout, and uncheck these two options.

Note that this won't solve your "large icons" issue when you perhaps would want them to be somewhat smaller. But it will give you 100% control over icon placement and will never see Windows move it somewhere you don't want it to go. Wherever you put it... that's where it will stay, unless YOU drag it somewhere else.

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First of all sorry if this is the wrong section but I'm new here. So I used to have large icons on my desktop and after the electricity went off my PC shut down. When I restarted it some of the large icons were displaying as normal. I tried restarting the PC again but nothing happened, I tried to view all the icons on small and medium then in large and nothing happened. I tried deleting the shortcuts and make them again and still nothing happened. How can I fix this? Here are some pics, sorry for low quality:

A:Large Icons are appearing as Medium

Try pressing 'Ctrl+scrolling with middle mouse button', this is modify the icons sizes

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Sorry folks, if this is the wrong place to post. Visual studio is not exactly an office product, so I am posting here for lack of a better category.

I installed 2010 and was surprised to see the tiny icons in the toolbar. So that those of you not familiar with the problem understand, the toolbar icons in Visual Studio 2010 are about half the size of the icons in the message tools on this forum.

Searching the web I see a number of complaints but no solutions. Microsoft rep's just "thank us" for our concern. Might anyone know how if there is a fix or a hack to get some resonably sized (twice as big at least) icons for the toolbar?


A:Large Icons for Visual Studio?

Have you seen this?

Command Image Changing Extension - The Visual Studio Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

A Guy

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We recently purchased a 22" widescreen Samsung EX2220 LCD monitor. Unfortunately the icons and labels on thedesktop and the teston the toolbars, taskbars, drop down menus are too small. I've changed the setting several times (Control Panel -display-Appearance-"Font Size" and all the "advanced" settings.) By doing this the fonts and text gets larger. However, every time we re-boot, all the settings go back to the way they were - small.
Does anyone know how to keep they large after a reboot?
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Can't keep Icons and font size large
do that first, will help anyhow

your issue may be because your graphics can not handle the resolution you are wanting, check your graphics card/motherboard spec with manufacturer to see what max resolution is

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This is actually for a friend and I tried everything I could think of but nothing works. She recently installed WindowBlinds and as she was installing Avast it apparently happened (if this helps)

What happened is the icons in the System Tray, and the Quick Launch icons because the Start menu, and even the icons inside the Start menu have enlarged. They are probably 1.5x the size of the original and are also blurry. The time in the bottom right now includes the date also.

I thought her taskbar was moved up a notch, but it's as low as it can go. So thats not the problem. If you right-click the taskbar when it is unlocked and go to View, you can change the icons from large to small. It's on small. So something else happened.

Any clue what could've happened?


A:Taskbar/System Tray icons all LARGE... how do I fix this?

Could be a crap theme. Try changing themes or uninstalling WB completely.

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Hello everyone,
I've been searching tooth and nail all over the internet for how to do this but to no avail. Here's what I want

I want my context menu to have big icons and small text (left) but no matter what I do it's always the default (right) I've tried registry tweaks, and increasing the DPI to around 300 on XP style size increase. It increased the icon size but at a cost all the windows were completely unusable but it showed that there was a value to increase to get that effect... I just haven't found it.

I know it's an oddly specific request but I have this Windows 7 tablet that with this edit be incredibly helpful for Menu navigation. I assume it's a registry tweak somewhere...

A:Need help making large icons in the context menu

Hello and welcome Lucern mate I have tried various things with the the properties etc etc and I am guessing it will have to be a registry change. Have you looked though the tutorials for changing icons sizes?

The only one I can find I tried but mine does not have that up / down control just customise.

Right click in an open space in that area > properties > and pick the Strat menu / customise.

However I found this but did not try it
Taskbar - Change Icon Button Width Size

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After playing a game last night, which I have played on many other computers with no problem, all graphics on my screen are centered and icons and font are large. There is about an inch of black space on the right and left sides of the screen with no graphics. I am running Windows XP on a Dell inspiron B130. I have restarted and checked the settings, but can't find anything. Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Solved: Graphics centered with large icons

Try a system restore to before you played the game.
I would believe that the resolution changed, but you said you checked that.

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I've got a little registry file that I run on all my new installs. One thing I been wanting to add to it is the ability to set the Folder View settings to "Large Icons" for "All Folders". The manual way to do this is...

- Open folder
- Right-Click > View > Large Icons
- Tools > Folder Options > View > Apply to Folders

So basically I'm looking for the registry key that I can change to set this via reg file. I've tried digging around in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU & Bags but it looks like those are for all folders. I'm looking for the one specific key/value that windows checks to determine what the folder view should be.

Thanks in advance!

A:Registry Key for Folder View > Large Icons

Hello XenonKilla,

If you like, you could set your folder view settings to how you like, then use the tutorial to back up these settings as a .reg file that you can use to restore them in any user account.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows

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I just reinstalled windows xp professional on my notebook and the icons on the desktop are way too big. Also the start menu is huge. I have tried everything and I can't make them smaller. Thanks for any help

A:Solved: Start menu and Large icons

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Hey guys, I'm using Windows XP and need to enlarge my desktop icons, I right click, choose appearance then effects and tick "Use large icons" and they change as they should but when I log off/ turn off my computer they revert to their 32x32 images, can anyone tell me why this is happening and how to fix it? Thanks.Here are some screensBefore:After:

A:"use Large Icons" Doesn't Work Properly.

Read thisThat should help youMark

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I am running Windows XP and a few days ago this problem started. When I close a window, or have one minimised there is a large image of an icon of one of the open windows, or one that I have just closed, on the desktop.
I have attached images to show what I mean. I cannot get rid of them and right clicking brings up a menu as if I right clicked anywhere else on the desktop and it temporarily vanishes, only to reappear when I close the menu.
Please help

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I know I can change all the icon sizes. I was wondering if its possible to have different sized icons on the desktop at the same time?
Either inherently through windows 7 or through a 3rd party app?
I'm running a business, I would like to have all business related icons large and all the others small.

A:Simultaneous large and small desktop icons?

Hi and welcome to the forums!

My first suggestion might be a bit complex but I'll suggest it anyway. This tutorial - Replace Vista's missing Computer desktop icon with a custom gadget on the Windows Sidebar | TechRepublic - details how to create a gadget to launch my computer. Now, this should theoretically work for any application and on windows 7. To could then launch your program through the newly created gadget.

If that is a little bit too difficult there is a program by the company Stardock called fences. Download here: Fences - Windows Desktop Organization Software. This allows you to organise your desktop more efficiently.

Hopefully one of these will solve your issue

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I have my resolution at 1600x900, my display is at Medium 125%, and my icons are Large. I was just playing something and I went from windowed mode in the game to full screen with just a click. When I returned to the desktop many of the steam game icons had reset to small icons inside a box. It's very strange. I tried to create new shortcuts via steam but they are still the same, small icons inside a box. Not all the games were affected, but most of them. I am just wondering how it happened and how to fix it. I never had this before.

A:Large desktop icons reset with Steam

Sometimes the resolution does not reset itself back to your setting after you played a game in full screen (that has a different resolution).

I am not 100% sure what icons you mean, but it sounds like you mean the desktop icons? You should be able to:
> Right click on your desktop
> Go to 'View >'
> Select 'Large icons'

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Hi, is there a way to permanently set folders in a hard drive to always open in large icons visualization, even if I move the drive into another machine, or if I use the drive over network?



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and also when deleting files recycle bin shows a black icon..

please help...

A:Folder Icons Are invisible when viewed large

Hi Qwerty77
Try this:

1) Right click the folder and choose properties.
2) Click on the Customize Tab.
3) Choose Change Icon at the bottom
Pick an icon you want top use for the folder,then click ok.

You may have inadvertently clicked on a "white" space when choosing icons. (It is possible to create invisible folders in that manner, hence the black box.
Try right clicking on your desktop first, and click refresh.
Hope this helps...

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Windows xp pro, Icons on the taskbar, immediately to the right of the START button are so large that 2 lines are used to display them ( Clock and date are shown on 2 lines, so are small icons for Right side programs.)

How do I make the (? quick launch ? ) [ left end ] icons smaller ?

A:Solved: Icons TOO LArge in Taskbar; How make smaller

ten: First, unlock the Task Bar if it is not already unlocked. Put your cursor on the top of the task bar, it will become a double arrow. Now, carefully left click and drag the task bar down until it becomes a single line of icons.
If you drag it down too far it will dissapear so be careful. You can get it back by just reversing the drag.
When you get it where you want it, lock it.

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I have all my photo folders set up in large icon view
So that they look like an open book with the page edges showing, and the folders inside also do too.

However for some reason if I create a new folder anywhere on my computer it does not show the folder as open with contents
Just a closed folder

The only way I can do it is to create a folder on the desktop, add contents and then add the folder to another folder

I have deleted the icon cache but no change.

A:Large Icons in Picures folders do not show contents

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It only fits two rows of apps and even the metro app I've been working on now has everything sized funny. This could come up as something that will bother users and make our apps look terrible without the user even knowing why.

A:All Icons in Metro mode have become very large - How to change it back

Hello r3ap3r, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What is your screen resolution set to?

You might check using the tutorial below to see if this may be the issue.

Start Screen - Metro Apps - Change Number of Rows in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hello. I am using Vista Home Edition 32-bit version SP1 and in the past few weeks my thumbnail previews and icons have disappeared for folders that are set for Medium Icons or Large Icons.

If I open a folder that is set for Medium or Large Icon view, instead of getting thumbnails and folder previews, I'm now getting blank spaces with the file name under it...

Folder upon opening:
Now if I cycle through the various views - list, details, tiles, and back to icons - it will generate and display thumbnails ... but with two problems: (1) notice the folder images it just generated appear smaller than they should be, and they are not showing any preview of what's inside the folder.
(2) the thumbnails for the jpgs are there only as long as the window is open and I don't navigate elsewhere. As soon as I leave the folder, they revert back to a blank space.

Folder after cycling through the Views button to Large Icons:
Moving to another folder yields the same results: no thumbnails:
And going back to the previous folder, and the thumbnails are gone again:
Folder Options -> View -> Advanced -> "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is unchecked.
System Properties -> Advanced -> Performance Settings -> "Show thumbnails instead of icons" is checked.
I have deleted the thumbnails cache in Disk Cleanup.
I also attempted a system rollback to no avail. (Apparently this problem occurred prior to the earliest system checkpoint on my m... Read more

A:Medium and Large Icons in explorer folders are blank

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My HP6000 pavilion lap running vista opened and had distorted display also showed box stated detected new monitor and gave a variety of multiple use monitors ( like over head screen and so on) I have none of this,,
It first happened Sunday am I had been watching dvds all night (work overnights) had closed all that and was just jumping on line (wire less)to check the weather had to leave the room and when I came back everything was distorted ,,big likeÖI did a restore point back to 230 am and it restarted back to normalÖ Monday night at home I turned it on and it went back to the big view ( I donít know what else to call it) and the new monitor detected box came back on I tried to follow it but got lost very fast as I donít have any of the things it was prompting me to check off on.. It even asked what monitor I had the one section that said something like use the current monitor as default was grayed out and I could not check it.. I have restored it several times this last it was showing normal desk top icons at normal size and in a blink of an eye it (the whole screen) flashed and it was back to this big distorted look.. I am at a total loss

A:Solved: Large distorted icons & desk top display

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Was scrolling up and down through a document when the Very Large Icons appeared in a window behind the one I was working on!

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Hi i need your help.

I want change the detail and large icons from status bar of the file explorer, i use WSB, but i not found the options for make this changes.

i want change the icons with others, por example this.
Thaks for all

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Strange new behavior.
Win 8.1
When I choose a folder and opt for view/large or medium icons, I initially get the chosen option, but after I close the folder and open it again after a few minutes, it opens back to the original details setting---quite annoying. This happens particularly after rebooting.

Any ideas?

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I just reinstalled Windows 7 x64 yesterday. I have been adjusting the settings in Win7 to get it like it was before, but after trying lots of things and searching Google and this site I cannot find the answer or even a reference for my problem.

If I change the power settings from Balanced to High Performance or Power Saving, or when my laptop comes out of Sleep, a large light bulb with a circular meter appears for a second or two, then disappears. The same happens with the sound icon (can't remember what I did for sound to show the large speaker icon). It is very annoying.

What do I do to prevent this large icon from appearing?

Please help!

A:Temporary large notificaion area icons are diving me crazy

ok, it's the laptop software for System Control.

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I erased by mistake the "PATH" environment variables and I assume this broke my icons in every single folder. The large icons doesn't work, but instead just produce blank invisible square as shown on the pic below.


Here's what I tried and didn't help:Assigning the correct PATH variables
Delete the icons cache/reboot
No system restore point
Also the desktop background can't be set.

Thank you in advance!

A:Wiped Out Environment Variables Broke my Explorer Large Icons

Do a System Restore to before you did this, should fix the problem.

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Hello there,

Yes; i am using ClassicShell, BUT i use the default Windows 8.1 Start button (cause i like the way it looks).

Thing is, when i change my taskbar icons to small, the size of the Start button is also scaled down. This looks out of place / ugly on the taskbar imo.

Does anyone here know if it is possible to use the original size and original Start button when small taskbar icons are used?

This is how it looks now:

A:Large Windows Start button when small taskbar icons used?

Hi there. Don't know how to reduce the size, but here's a little program that one of the members named hb860 created to eliminate it from the taskbar. I've used it for quite some time and works great. Hope this helps you.

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Hello! Yes, I'm a newbie and a numpty. This place looks wonderful! I hope you can help me.

Here's what happened: I reinstalled Windows for my sister, who is visually impaired. I just installed Windows XP Pro. Just finished it, and then handed it over to her, to customize her settings. Since she has bad vision, she usually lowers the resolution down to 800x600 and has the font size and title bar sizes larger. Well as soon as I left her alone with her computer, she messed up the windows or icon settings so bad, so everything is HUGE. Everything is so huge, that (what should be) small menus now fill the whole screen. We can't get to the part of the preferences window to change the resolution to something higher, and we can't get to anywhere (that we know of) to change anything back to something resembling normal. Basically, we can't do anything anymore.

I know I can reinstall Windows XP all over again, but since I JUST DID THAT I'd like to avoid having to do it all over again. Is there some way to reset the preferences, without having to reinstall the whole operating system for something so seemingly idiotic? Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

A:All icons/windows too large, cannot reset or change preferences to smaller size

get into "safe mode" hold F8 key down soon as pc starts to reboot highlight top menu when the safe mode window opens tap enter once in safe mode boot up, you should be able to access the resolution settings and reset the one you require..

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Whenever I view a folder which contains .MP4 (H264) video files in large icon view (shows thumbnails), Windows 7's Explorer crashes. Explorer loads for a few seconds, the green progress bar shows up, and then boom!, Explorer crashes. The thumbnails are not shown before crashing. Does anyone know how to fix this?

I tried setting Folder options to 'Always show icons, never thumbnails' (disables thumbnails) on the same folder with MP4 (H264) video files and Explorer doesn't crash if the MP4 thumbnails aren't shown. I tried testing in other folders containing other video formats (with 'Always show icons, never thumbnails' set to off) like .AVI/Xvid, without an MP4/H264 file, and Windows Explorer shows the thumbnails fine without crashing.

I have not currently experienced problems with other formats, only MP4/H264. The only media players that I have installed are KMPlayer and VLC Media Player which both do not install external codecs, AFAIK. The only external codec I have installed is CoreAVC, but I have been using CoreAVC for months (KMPlayer+CoreAVC is one of the first things I installed in Windows 7) without any problems (this issue just arose a few days ago).

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit.

Note: I prefer a solution that will not end up disabling video thumbnails for MP4 files. I still would like to see MP4 video thumbnails, if possible. If the video files themselves are problematic, I reckon Explorer should not crash and just not show the thumbnails.

E... Read more

A:Windows Explorer crashes with MP4 files in Large Icons(thumbnails)view

Try reinstalling your KMPlayer and VLC player.

After that do system file checker:
Right click Command Prompt → run as admin → sfc /scannow

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I want to print 'something'
Annoyingly, it will have a LARGE black area - or maybe a large area of something else - another colour

I print: I waste ink, lots of it - bad for the world, costly and expensive wasting that ink, if on an inkjet - also rubs off on you!!

Is there a printing program that examines large areas, if they are of a similar colour, substitutes it for a zigzag pattern of the same colour?

See below for a rough sketch of what I mean:

I did a quick search on google, couldn't find anything - but then again, I wasnt sure 'what' to search for!


A:How do I NOT print large black areas (or other large colour areas)?

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Hello everyone.

I'm new here so I hope I'm doing everything the way it is supposed to be done.
For starters I have first used the "Search" function, however this didn't lead me to a solution of my problem.

Some text appears as Extra Large even though Font size (under Appearance) is set to "Normal".

Please have a look at the screenshot (attached) as it is quite hard to describe whats going on.

Important to note is that the installation of "StyleXP" and the applying of the "Panther" Theme has been done AFTER this problem occurred so I don't think there is a relationship there.

The problem is also not limited to the "Epson Scan" program (seen in the screenshot) I just used it as an example.

It often happens in "Program Menus" and "Dropdown lists", and only within the OS, not inside any browsers (Firefox or IE).

The OS works fine except for this issue.
I'd really appreciate any help regarding this problem.

Maybe there is a way to fix this in the registry?

Kind regards and thanks for reading.

A:Some text is "Extra Large" even though appearance is "Normal"

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This references: Quick Launch Bar: icons don't wrap even though there is room - a post by chillz which discovers a "bug" with the taskbar not resetting the row-sizing for toolbars when dragging the taskbar to the left then back to the bottom.

I, for a while now, have been using a custom quick-launch toolbar on my taskbar with the taskbar being 2 unit-lines in height and having the taskbar on my secondary ( left ) monitor. When I first set this up it showed 3 lines of small icons in the toolbar and up to 2 lines on the standard taskbar. This was perfect because the toolbar didn't reset the order every time I launched an application contrary to how the pinned application system works. With pinned applications, no matter what position I drop the icon, the order always resets and floats from place to place so that system of organizing icons is disgusting because you have apps between icons of apps that aren't running some times and other times the running applications are above and below with or without grouping enabled.

The vertical display would be the ideal way for me to view unlaunched applications ( see aforementioned topic ) because they group together and launched apps come after; in horizontal mode the taskbar is chaotic without a toolbar organizing the apps to one side but then you lose the functionality of the pinned-application system ( if you forfeit usage of that chaotic horizontal system in favor of how the vertical system works but in horizontal mod... Read more

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Hey guys, I managed to change my default icons to blue ones. They show great in List view but when I switch to the Large Icons view, thumbnails show preview in Yellow(original) icon, is there way to change them as well?

A:Icon change in "Large Icons" view

Hello ConstanT1ne, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help. Be sure to read the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial as well.

Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

Hope this helps,

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Hello, i was wanting to enable to the large icons on explorer 9 again. the feature used to be thier, now thier is not

the tabs and icons are now tiny!

thankyou for any help in advance


A:is their a way to enable to "use large icons" button in IE9

Far as I know, don't think there is.

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does anyone know how to overcome the moving of a large file ? i have an 8gb file located in mydocs which i wish to move to an external drive.

i recieve the message to large to move..... why is this? I would appreciate if anyone might have the answer as to how i could get this to work out.



A:Moving a large .avi file - "file too large" message

Originally Posted by jase bates


does anyone know how to overcome the moving of a large file ? i have an 8gb file located in mydocs which i wish to move to an external drive.

i recieve the message to large to move..... why is this? I would appreciate if anyone might have the answer as to how i could get this to work out.



Check whether the external drive is formatted NTFS or FAT32. If the drive is FAT32, then the maximum allowed size for files is 4GB. You'll either need to convert the drive to NTFS, or split the AVI file into smaller chunks that fit within the FAT32 4GB boundary.

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Is it possible have large icons under "All Programs" in Windows 7?

I have tried the "Use large icons" under Customize start menu options. Doesn't help!

Is there any other way?


A:Large icons under "All Programs"??

Quote: Originally Posted by Alex DeLarge

Is it possible have large icons under "All Programs" in Windows 7?

I have tried the "Use large icons" under Customize start menu options. Doesn't help!

Is there any other way?


Try this
Right mouse click on desktop
Select Personalize
When the screen opens look at the lower left hand corner of th escreen
Select Display
Then select 125% and apply
You may have to reboot for it to take effect.
Let me know if it works


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When I go to insert a picture in a certain program the "picture services" window pops up. I go to choose the "icon size" for my photos and it will not remember the selection, "medium icons" for the size of my photos in the selection window. It always reverts back to "large icons". I can only see 2 pictures at a time with "large icons" instead of 8 with "medium icons". No matter which option I choose to view my pictures it always reverts back to "large icons". Does anyone know how to fix this?

A:clicking "insert picture" it always defaults back to "large icons"

"A certain program " is not much help, be more explicit.

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Hi when I booted up my laptop windows -7 today everything was large the same as when you go into safe mode after a system restore everything was back to normal anyone got any ideas please

A:Everything Is Large.

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... and it's the font. It seems that all the Internet fonts on my computer are oversized. I belong to a forum where the font size is much larger than usual, and that is one of my most common stops. The Yahoo search page font is much larger than usual. However, on the other accounts on my computer, the fonts are just fine. This is not a problem with anything else like the start menu, it is just Internet fonts. I've looked around and haven't found any settings that might allow me to change the size of Internet fonts. The appearance/settings in properties are all fine, so I don't know what the problem is.

A:It's large ...

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Hi All

I have a bizarre problem on a clients PC - his Dell PC came with XP SP1 but I've got it updated to SP2 and on Auto-Update - Its got a 40GB internal disk. I've added an external 100GB USB2 drive to run backups on - its working fine.

Now the problem is when I try to add a USB Flash Drive - I get a "USB Device Failure" error message ---- the USB Flash Drive works fine in other systems AND works on the Dell if I remove the 100GB USB drive.

The Dell system has a very light USB load with only a HP printer/scanner and the 100GB external drive (being powered by its own supply) so there shouldn't be any USB overcurrent issue.

Some where I've read about XP having issues with large HDs -- any ideas here. To me it really seems like XP is confused

A:Large HD and XP

The only thing that comes to mind here is that the device I/O settings aren't set properly, and there's a conflict there. It might not be this, but I'd check that out.

Does it do the same if the Flash Drive is in, and then you hook up the Hard Drive?


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Hiya people.

I turned on my computer today and everything seemed to be large! from text to icons to every page I come across in general, I snooped around and tried the 'screen resolution' adjusting but that didn't seem to work

the scroll bar? doesn't budge .. I want everything back to normal, please? any help? =]

A:everything is too large

Have you set an 'Extra Large' colourscheme in the appearance section? Right click on a blank area of your desktop, select properties, then click the Appearance tab to check.

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I ws just wonder, I have a case that has a funnel over the CPU fan and heat sick and disperses air to the outside world. I jsut installed a 7 inch fan (well at l;east i think its seven inches) anyway the case funnel to the CPU blocks most of the large fan, what I am asking, is it better to take the case funnel away and let the big fan remove the air out the back (CPU directly infront front of the fan) or keep the funnel in the case over the cpu fan and heat sink and let the large fan be somewhat useless. I know this is hard to understand but i wasn't sure how else to word it.

A:Large fan or what

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I've scanned documents straight into Acrobat before, but have recently had my pc at work and had everything re-installed. Now all files I scan are large. Can anyone suggest why?. We can't email documents we scan.

A:Large PDF

Have you tried reducing pixel depth and graphic resolution in the scanner settings? Have you experimented with different lossy and lossless image compression methods in Acrobat? Are you saving black and white scans as color?

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Hi all,

I have an old P3 Cel, which is relegated to lesser duties. It has a 40g HDD pinned out to 32g. I would like to use the whole 40g and set up a Linux /GNU partition.

I downloaded a third party BIOS update from WIMS bios page which was reassuringly signed as untested use at own risk.

How do I use the .bin file and can I unflash, should the system crash.

Thanks in advance


A:Old MB large HDD

You need to read your manual or online documentation on your system as to how to flash the bios. Each mfg is a little different on HOW it is done. Yes you can [generally] flash back to an older bos version.

While doing a bios update is not difficult, if it is done incorrectly, you can render your system unbootable. That is why I recommend you first read your manual.

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I'm trying to print out a video game map. It's a large .gif file. I was going to use Paint to cut out each section, but it's pretty complicated.

Here's a link to the .gif.
If anyone could over some advice, I would greaty appreciate it.

A:printing out all of a large .gif

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I use Internet Explorer on XP. MSN comes on as the homepage when I open IE. Today MSN on start up covers the whole screen so that IE can not be seen, so I have no access to e-mail, etc. How can I reduce the size of MSN or get rid of it? I have gone to the add/remove program feature, and removed MSN. That didn't help.

A:[SOLVED] MSN too large

Make sure you are running the most current version of IE, Internet Explorer 8.

Have you tried resetting IE settings? In order to reset IE
First make sure to exit all programs, including IE.
Click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
If you use Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following command in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER:
The Internet Options dialog box appears --> Click the Advanced tab.
Under Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Then click Reset again.
When Internet Explorer finishes resetting the settings, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box.

I hope that solves your issue!

IE Outreach Team

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I was trying to run a game but I get this error Texture is too large. I'm recently reinstalled my windows 7, before that this particular game was working fine

A:Texture too large

Just out of curiosity what game is doing this? Can't say i've ever seen that error. A quick google search shows "Angry Birds" with a lot of hits and it looks like some have some suggestions to fixing the issue.

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i had a new monitor installed and now my home page appears enormous and i cannot read it - other pages are larger than normal but still readable. Our tech guy says he wants to erase my entire hard drive and start over - but that would also erase all my outlook information - which is connected to my blackberry -- i cannot afford to lose everything any thoughts --- it seems as though there is something in the way my system is reading the home page?

A:web page too large

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hi all can someone tell me why then l download a movie from tv to my computer the file is so large. a movie file is usually about 3 gb but the files l am getting are as high as 13gb thanks

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maxtor hd 30Gb

trying to install XP on it as an entire c: \ drive instead of 2Gb partition and 27.xx Gb

i've fdisked, Y for large disk support, formatted c:, deleted the primary dos partition (2Gb) , left the EXT DOS and made it active (27Gb) as there was no way to delete it.

then installed XP on a FAT32 format and still get this C: 2Gb and D: 27Gb crap..

tried partition magic to "merge" partitions, and that crapped out in the restart..

so how can i get XP installed on the C: \ drive

could I be limiting myself by using a win98 boot disk ?

I'll be attaining a fresh new maxtor 60Gb drive in a few days, how should i go about making that one big c: \ drive ?

suggestions pls..

A:want one large C:\ drive ??

Hello and Welcome to TSF

I would use NTFS file system

Look this over it may help

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I set the resolution to large and now desktop is not visible on screen. Can't 'find' control panel, even when I go to Start and select Control Panel. I've tried Safe Mode but you can't change resolution there.

Do I use C Prompt to change the resolution now?

A:Resolution to large

Hello Osage, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Are you sure that you didn't change the DPI settings instead?

As a test, you could use the REG file in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to reset it back to the default size to hopefully fix this for you.

DPI Scaling

Hope this helps,

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