Change your Windows 11 icon spacing now; know the steps to follow

    Here are the steps you can follow to make changes to Windows 11 icon spacing on your desktop or laptop.
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    | Updated on: Nov 21 2022, 14:05 IST
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    Are you a Microsoft Windows 11 user and want to make some changes to the icon spacing? Other than using third party applications for the same, there are some customization options too, using which you can change Windows 11 icon spacing. Before we tell you how to change the icon spacing, you can know that if you see the icons on your Windows 11 desktop spaced far apart, this is mainly because of Microsoft's design choice. Also, you cannot change it or customize it from the desktop or laptop's settings. You will have to try the tricks and methods provided here.

    It can be known that the vertical and horizontal space between the icons are fixed and unchangeable by default. However, by using the below mentioned ways you will be able to change the vertical and horizontal icon spacing in Windows 11. Here is all you need to know.

    Here is how to change the icon spacing in Windows 11 via Registry Editor

    Step 1:

    Switch on your Windows 11 desktop or laptop and press Windows + R to open the Run dialogue. Alternatively you can also give a right click on the Start icon on the taskbar of your system and then select the Run option.

    Step 2:

    You will then have to type regedit and click enter or ok.

    Step 3:

    Then, go to the path reading- Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics . You can even copy and paste this registry location in the address bar.

    Step 4:

    You will be able to see two registry items namely- IconSpacing which changes the icon spacing horizontally; and IconVerticalSpacing which changes the icon spacing vertically.

    Step 5:

    It can be known that the default value of both the registry items is -1125 and the range is -480 to -2730. You will have to make changes to these numbers. If you increase the value it will decrease the icon spacing while if you lower the value it will increase the icon spacing.

    Step 6:

    Once the changes to the value are done, click on OK.

    Step 7:

    You will then have to sign out of your user account and restart your computer and then login.

    Step 8:

    You will be able to see changes you have made to the icon spacing.

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    First Published Date: 21 Nov, 13:57 IST
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