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Posted on 2006-07-21
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I have done this before but can't remember how.

I want to increase the alowable icon text width on my desktop, I know it's easy to do, but can't remeber how.

So instead of the text under my icon reading :
This icon is a Short
ut to X
it's all on one line.

I iknow there is a way of globally increasing the allowable width.

Thanks, Tom.
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Right Click Desktop > Properties > Appearance > Advanced Appearance > Item > Icon Spacing (Horizontal) ?

Or am i thinking something different.
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by:tomcorcoran
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Ok. I tried that, incresed from 43 to 50, apply, nothing, to 60, same, to 100. no change :-(
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Curious. I increased mine to 100 and the actual increase was to about 30. BUT you must reboot or stop and start explorer via task manager to see the change.

Chris B
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And it moved all the desktop icons (*****)

Chris B
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by:Zach_Pearce
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Instead of restarting, just put this in start>run... "rundll32 user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters" without the quotes.
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