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Changing the Size of Start Menu Icons in Windows 7 and Vista

The size of the icons on your start menu can be changed from small to large. If you want to pin a lot of icons on your start menu, it makes sense to reduce the size of icons to accommodate a greater number of icons. On the other hand, larger icons could be extremely useful especially to people with sight problems. Changing the size of the start menu icons in Windows 7 is straightforward compared to Windows Vista.

Changing Start Menu Icons Size in Windows Vista

Step 1 - For vista, first right-click the start button.

start menu icon size Vista

Step 2 Click on properties to display the taskbar and start menu properties box -> Click on customize.

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When you clicked on the customize button, it will take you to the customize start menu. Scroll down and uncheck Use Large Icons -> Click ok.

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The above is for changing start menu icons on Vista.

Changing Start Menu Icons Size in Windows 7

For Windows 7, right-click the start button as usual -> properties -> on the taskbar and start menu properties box click on Taskbar, which is located on the top right-hand corner, -> Check the box for Use small icons, and click OK.

Notice the difference in settings in both Windows 7 and Vista. In Vista, you can uncheck Use large icons to reduce the size of the menu icons. On the other hand, with Windows 7 you can uncheck Use small icons to increase the sizes of the icons on your start menu.





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