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How To Increase Icon Spacing In Windows 7

Are you looking for a way to adjust the spacing between the icons on your windows 7 desktop? In Windows 7 now it is possible to increase the space between the icons. Simply go through the following easy steps to increase or decrease the icon spacing.

First of all, right-click on the desktop, and select Personalize in the drop-down menu. The Personalization dialogue box will be displayed, here choose the Window Color option.


Now click the Advanced Appearance Settings option in the next dialogue box.

Advanced Appearance Settings

Choose Icon Spacing (Horizontal or Vertical) in the Item drop down menu.

Icon Spacing

Enter the new icon spacing size.

icon spacing size

Click Apply to complete the configuration and that is all. Enjoy!


  1. Excellent! Thanks!! This now sparked my memory to recall the file name to use in Start > Run > c:windowssystem32desk.cpl ,5

  2. Actually this is the way it’s always been for Windows, only now on Windows 7 you have to dig deeper into a misleading submenu called “Window color”. Logically, that should be more appropriately renamed Windows Appearance or Windows Theme. Whoever came up with the idea of “Window color” being associated with the overall appearance must be an evil genius who likes to f— with people’s head.

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