Icon Spacing on Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by aka2k, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. aka2k

    aka2k MDL Novice

    Nov 2, 2010
    Hey everyone,

    I'm sorry if this one is an already answered question. Have been searching for a while though in this forums and haven't found anything. Anyway, how do I change the icon spacing in Windows 8 Consumer Preview? Microsoft removed the advanced options in the customization menu, that's where this option was. I hate how the icons are so tight together in explorer, they look messy with words cut weirdly. Long story short, I want to increase the icon spacing to prevent this. Thanks for any help.

    Cheers :)
  2. PhantomTech

    PhantomTech MDL Novice

    Dec 5, 2011
    I think I found a place in the REGISTRY to do what you want.

    :eek: Look in: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics :eek:

    and I changed the "BorderWidth"="-15" to "BorderWidth"="-1" and that put my ICONS side by side AFTER I REBOOTED.
    There are many other things you can play with to see what happens.

    BE SURE TO BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY FIRST before changing anything.

    Some are:

    "Shell Icon Size"="32"
    Good Luck with your Endeavor.

    I'm just a Non-Curable Tweaker at Heart :sorry:.