TechSpot

Desktop icons

By Miss Dior
Sep 29, 2006
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hey
    I got a problem with the icons on my desktop. They're like all squashed together and on the top of one another. Also you cannot read what each icon says, its says half of it and the rest says ... Can anyone help please.

    Thanks
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,820   +163

    Opposite click on an empty part of your sereen and select "arrange icons by"... pick any one of the choices
  3. Miss Dior

    Miss Dior TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ^ I've done that, they are still the same
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    can you post a screenshot?
  5. Miss Dior

    Miss Dior TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,820   +163

    You need to learn how to use a briefcase or file folder to organize your desktop icons after you resolve this issue... What a mess! Could this be caused by a virus?

    I use a briefcase named "Monthly Bills", and "Desktop Items" and I keep only frequently used icons on the desktop
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Your settings are customized... and might horribly I might add. =P

    Huge Fonts + Small Icons = Very hard to read

    Right click anywhere on your pink desktop, choose 'Properties' from the menu. Click the tab named 'Appearance', click the 'Advanced' button and all the options you need to tweak your settings to something more functional will be there... Such as icon size, icon text size, icon horizontal and veritical spacing etc...

    You should really consider using a higher resolution too. 800x600 is only useful if you're hard of seeing. 1024x768 is the official standard of the web now and if you have a larger monitor, the bigger the numbers, the more desktop space you get. :)
  8. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 757

    Set your resolution to higher level and clean your desktop
  9. Miss Dior

    Miss Dior TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've set the resolution to a higher level and removed unused icons but the icons are still on top of one another and squashed up
  10. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 1,060

    If you read Ricks post you will see you need to change font and icon size,

    Perhaps the small resolution is inhibiting your reading abilities too;)

    Regards,

    Korrupt
  11. Miss Dior

    Miss Dior TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ^lol

    Its all sorted now, thanks for your help. Much appreciated ...
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,820   +163

    so did you change the video resolution?
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.