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.


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


Right click on Start Menu > Properties



Click on Start Menu tab and then Customize button



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


Now you can see smaller icons are taking less space.


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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