Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.
Q: Somehow, my desktop icons got tiny (or huge). I’ve checked all the icon properties, but no joy. How do I fix that?
A: I had to learn this one because students messed up the lab desktops. I don’t think they meant to, just did it while doing something else and didn’t know how to undo.
Here’s what you do:
- click and drag a box around all the icons that are sized wrong on the desktop
- Push Ctrl while you scroll the mouse wheel up or down. You’ll see the selected group get bigger or smaller.
- Stop when they’re the size you like.
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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a K-6 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, creator of two technology training books for middle school and six ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blog, Technology in Education featured blogger, IMS tech expert, and a bi-weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.