Question from Andreas: Hello, Rick. I hope you can help me.
I recently replaced my ancient desktop computer with a new Dell with Windows 11 on it.
I also bought a new 24 inch flat panel monitor to go with it, and I love the enhanced sharpness and clarity.
The problem is I’m used to using an older monitor that had large icons (I know, I’m WAY behind the times) and at 72 years of age my eyes aren’t what they once were.
Thanks to one of your tips I found out how to increase the font size in Google Chrome which was a tremendous help, but I really need to know how to make the Desktop icons bigger.
Can you help me with this? Thanks so much!
Rick’s answer: I’m glad you found that tip useful Andreas. Thanks for the feedback! To answer your question, it’s very easy to increase the size of your Desktop icons. Here’s how:
1 – Right-click on an empty section of the Desktop.
2 – Hover your mouse pointer over the word View, then select either Medium icons or Large icons (whichever looks best to you).
That’s all there is to it. Now your Desktop icons should be easier to see and distinguish from one another.
By the way, if you need to tweak your display even further, you’ll also find a number of settings in the “Accessibility” setting that can help make Windows and the programs that run on it easier to see and use.
To access them, just right-click on the Start button and select Accessibility in the left-hand pane.
You should now see several vision-related settings over in the right-hand pane that might be of help to you.
I hope this helps, Andreas. Good luck!
Update from Andreas: It did. The mouse pointer settings were a BIG help! Thanks a ton.