How to Make the Start Menu Icons Smaller in Windows 7 and Vista

You may don’t like the bigger icons of Start Menu in Windows 7 or Vista taking too much space. See below the Start menu taking whole vertical space of the screen.

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Make the Start Menu Icons Smaller in Windows 7 or Vista.

Step-1

Right click on Start Menu > Properties

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Step-2

Click on Start Menu tab and then Customize button

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Step-3

Scroll down to the end and Uncheck the option “Use Large Icons”

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Now you can see smaller icons are taking less space.

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Hope you like this quick tip, leave some comments below.

22 comments… add one
Spanga Lidl October 28, 2009, 5:21 pm

nice windows tips

champ November 8, 2009, 11:50 pm

Thanks for little start menu help

katarina October 30, 2009, 6:16 pm

thanks very much to share the way to change the big icon size to small

pop November 8, 2009, 11:32 pm

Vista is bad

Angela November 12, 2009, 5:55 am

why its bad?

Johan Willind November 4, 2009, 6:33 am

Big icon is getting really annoying on my screen thanks for sharing this useful windows tip

Stads hagen 1636 November 5, 2009, 7:45 pm

thanks for these nice windows tips

Karolin November 7, 2009, 6:01 am

i was wondering to change big size of my windows icon and here i found the solution

m.d November 8, 2009, 11:25 pm

I am fine with bigger icons

neprct November 8, 2009, 11:35 pm

big icons takes lot of space, now i have more space to pin new icons

Lupp November 15, 2009, 1:32 pm

small icons seems good thanks for sharing this method

forex robot November 19, 2009, 10:19 am

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.

Sasha November 21, 2009, 6:09 pm

appreciate your efforts keep it up

Najad December 17, 2009, 3:54 pm

nice windows 7 tips

Hogkson December 18, 2009, 5:53 am

Very nice windows tips especially for beginners.

Sanjiya December 24, 2009, 7:48 am

Cool windows tips keep it up

Kanddi January 9, 2010, 6:17 pm

Big icons seems irritating to me so thx for sharing this article to change icons size on windows os

Sara October 26, 2010, 12:15 am

Small icons on Windows look nice thanks for this windows tip

Simon February 24, 2011, 4:06 pm

Thanks :))))

Milinda April 5, 2012, 8:58 am

great help. nice and easy method..thanks alot

Garry February 26, 2013, 12:09 am

ty for this nice pictured guide!

its annyoing: every “improvement” by Microsoft i have to undo at the end of day. plz stop it Microsoft.

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