Have you updated to Windows 10 and all of a sudden all or most of your icons missed out? On the update, the user can simply be left on the screen with two or three icons, with all other icons gone. You have not lost any data if this has happened, your important files and folders are simply invisible. It just happens that the space between the visible icons is one huge line at any time. This is not a severe failure, it is easy to repair. You can change the icon spacing to resolve this issue. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to change Windows 10’s screen icon spacing.

Change Windows 10’s screen icon spacing

To change Windows 10’s screen icon spacing, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the OK button, the Registry Editor will open as follows.

Navigate through the following path from the left side of the screen.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

As you click the WindowMetrics option, the following options will appear on the right side of the screen.

Locate the IconSpacing option and double click on it. As you click the IconSpacing, the following dialogue box will appear.

Now change the value of the Value data textbox as per your choice. After setting the value, click the OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to change Windows 10’s screen icon spacing.

How to change Windows 10’s screen icon spacing
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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