How to Change Icon Size in Windows 10?

In this post, we’ll see:

  • Change desktop icon size in Windows 10
  • Change taskbar icon size in Windows 10
  • Change File Explorer icon size in Windows 10

Let’s get started.

Change desktop icon size in Windows 10

Right-click on the empty area of the desktop.

In the context menu, hover the mouse over View option at the top.

Now, you can see three options regarding icon size:

  • Large icons
  • Medium icons
  • Small icons
Hovering mouse over View showing options that can be used to change desktop icon size

Options are self-explanatory, right? Choose the one you prefer.

Now, you can see the change in all the desktop icons size as per the option you choose.

Alternate method

Press and hold the Ctrl key and scroll your mouse. 

Scrolling down makes the icon smaller, and scrolling up makes it larger.

Change taskbar icon size in Windows 10

Right-click on the blank area of the taskbar.

In the context menu, select Taskbar settings, which you can find beneath Lock the taskbar.

Click on the toggle switch under Use small taskbar buttons to enable it.

Enabled Use small taskbar icons

Now, you can see small buttons in the taskbar.

Notes:

Keep in mind that if you turn on Use small taskbar buttons, it’ll turn off Show badges on taskbar buttons.

If you want to revert, follow the above steps.

Change File Explorer icon size in Windows 10

Go to the folder you prefer.

Press and hold the Ctrl key and then scroll the mouse.

If you scroll up, the icons become larger, and for scroll down, the icon becomes smaller.

Alternate method

Go to the folder you want.

Right-click on the empty area of the folder.

In the context menu, hover your mouse over View option at the top.

Now, you can see the following options:

  • Extra large icons
  • Large icons
  • Medium icons
  • Small icons
  • List
  • Details
  • Tiles
  • Content
Hovering mouse over View showing options that can be used to change icon size in File Explorer

Choose the option you prefer, and you can see the change.

Note:

Keep in mind that the change will be applied to that specific folder only. 

For example: if you are using the above steps in the Downloads folder, then you can see the change in the Downloads folder only.

That’s all.