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Old October 20th 19, 08:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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Default desktop icons - change grid offset ?

In message , JJ
On Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:27:11 +0200, R.Wieser wrote:
Hello all,

Is there a way to change the desktops icon grid ? I would like to see if
moving it a bit right and/or down (and possibly removing the right and/or
bottom rows) would look better on certain wallpapers.

Rudy Wieser

No offset. Just spacings. Look for references to IconSpacing and
IconVerticalSpacing registry value names.

No need to hack registry. I can't remember exactly where it is in XP,
but it's in the display settings somewhere. I think it _is_ behind an
"Advanced" button (that distinction came in, IIRR, between '95 and '98!
Windows 95 users were obviously considered competent to play with such
settings). It's the same place as the settings for header colours, icon
font, scrollbar width, menu colours, and so on.
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