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How do i make my icons on my desktop smaller?

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In case you are using xp then right click on your desktop and select properties. then click on the 5th tab and change the 1024 x 1024 to whatever settings you wish. in case you are using win 7 right click on desktop and select screen resolution and in the resolution change the resolution as per your requirement.

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Change the screen resolution

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