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Windows 7 – Use small icons in start menu

From Windows Vista, the default icon size in the Start menu is large. To some people, it might be a bit not convenient because by using those large icons, you are limited to few programs that you use often. The best way is to use the small icon size in the Start menu. This will let you see more programs that you had recently opened.

Below are the step-by-step guide on how to change your Start menu large icon to a small icon.

Step 1: Simply Right-Click on the Start Menu orb and choose Properties.

Step 2: Check the “Use small icons” checkbox and click OK.


Finally, click on the Start menu orb and see a whole lot more programs that you recently opened.


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  1. Unknown
    November 29, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I don\’t get it. You title this Windows 7, but this is for Vista, it don\’t work like this on 7. I did this exact same thing in 7 before I even read this post. It changes the taskbar icons, not the start menu icons. If this tip is for Vista (and it is), you should not title it for 7.I have Windows 7 Home Premium (on my wife\’s new laptop) and the start menu icons are way too big. So are the desktop icons. I don\’t understand this crap, I\’m not blind!!! At 100%, considered small, they are almost twice as big as the icons on XP.

  2. Khai Liang
    November 30, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Hi No name,Perhaps, you try this:- Right-Click on Taskbar >> Propertise >> under Start Menu tab, click Customize >>scroll to the bottom & uncheck Use Large IconsAs for the large desktop icons, you can make it small like in Windows XP. Do this:- Right-click on your Desktop >> under Views, choose Small Icons.I hope this is what you wanted. Thanks.Regards,Khai Liang, Yong

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