The Windows desktop is divided into an invisible grid. Icons on the desktop are organized by arranging them in the fields of this grid. In Windows settings, you can change the size as well as the way icons are organized on the desktop. However, the spacing between the icons cannot be changed in the settings, and the only way is to do this is by changing the values in the registers.
A much simpler way to do this is by using Desktop Icons Spacing Controller, a free program for Windows 7, 8 and 10. With this program, you will be able to quickly and easily change the spacing between icons on the desktop.
How to use Desktop Icons Spacing Controller?
When you download the Desktop Icons Spacing Controller, there is no installation. All you have to do is unpack it and run it. Since it is a very simple program, so is its user interface.
Most of the interface is occupied by two sliders. The top slider controls the horizontal and the bottom vertical distance between the icons. By moving these two sliders, you adjust the spacing between the icons on the desktop.
When you have finished setting up the sliders, for the changes to take effect, you need to click the Apply Spacing button and restart your computer. Clicking the Restore Defaults button restores everything as it was before any changes.
The biggest problem with the Desktop Icons Spacing Controller is that you can only see the effects of the settings after restarting the computer. This means that when you change the spacing between icons, you won’t see the effects of those changes right away, so you won’t know if you’re happy with them. You may need to restart your computer several times to set everything up.
Desktop Icons Spacing Controller is a handy program. It is very easy to use, and once you adjust the spacing between the icons, you can delete the program. We admit that it’s inconvenient that the computer has to be restarted to see the effects of the settings, but we don’t think it’s too much of a problem, especially considering that most of us will only use this program only once.
Windows 7, 8 and 10