You are able to reset desktop icon spacing in Windows 10 via inputting a little tweak in Registry editor. The distance between icons may increase or decrease in the horizontal and vertical direction as well in this way. The default values of the spacing -1125 but a few users like more clear desktop.
Fortunately, you can change these values to Reset Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 10. You can modify the data upto maximum -2730 and minimum -480 and alter the gap. We will be discussing this procedure of tweaking in the following section so let’s begin –
Way to Reset Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 10
Here is how to Reset Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 10 –
Step-1: Press Win+R and let the Windows to open Run dialog on screen.
Step-2: In the empty space of the dialog, type Regedit and press the Enter key. This will launch Registry Editor in a separate window.
Step-3: Once a UAC dialog prompts locking the screen, select Yes.
Step-4: Copy the below path, paste into the address bar of the Registry Editor and press Enter –
Step-5: Upon reaching to WindowMetrics, move aside to right and look for IconSpacing here.
Step-6: Make a double click on this DWORD once found.
Step-7: Increase or decrease the value between -480 to -2730 in the Value data field.
Note – This is the DWORD for horizontal spacing, in easy words, the distance between rows of the grid and columns. The minimum spacing between this must be -480 and the maximum can be -2730. But the value is set to -1125 by default depending upon screen resolution.
Step-8: Select the OK button to save the value in the entry.
Step-8: Moving ahead, perform a double click on IconVerticalSpacing and change the default value.
Note – IconVerticalSpacing DWORD represents the spacing between row to row. Like before, the built is set up value is -1125. To reset, you need to put any value between -480 to -2730 here as well.
Step-9: Hit the Ok button to Reset Desktop Icon Spacing.
Step-10: Finally, leave the Registry Editor and Restart Windows 10 PC to put the changes into effect. Coming back to the Windows again, you will see the desired spacing between icons.