A. Icons displayed on the desktop are spaced according to values defined in the display properties. To change these values in Windows 2000 and Windows NT, perform the following steps:
- Start the Display Control Panel applet (go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, and click Display).
- Select the Appearance tab.
- Under Item, select Icon Spacing (Horizontal) and modify the size.
- Select Icon Spacing (Vertical) and modify the size.
- Click OK to close all dialog boxes.
For the change to take effect, you need to unselect Auto Arrange from the Arrange Icons context menu that displays when you right-click the desktop.
You can also set the icon spacing in Win2K and NT by changing the IconSpacing and IconVerticalSpacing values under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop key in the registry.