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Microsoft KB Archive/102536

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Article ID: 102536

Article Last Modified on 2/20/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition

This article was previously published under Q102536

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


IconVerticalSpacing specifies the number of pixels that appear vertically between icons. Windows NT determines the default based on the icon title font and the display you are using. Windows NT versions 3.5 and 3.51 does not include a graphical user interface to change IconVerticalSpacing. You must use the Registry Editor (REGEDT32.EXE) to modify the default value.

Windows NT version 4.0 does include a graphical user interface to change this setting.


Windows NT versions 3.5 and 3.51

To add this new value to the Registry Editor:

  1. Start Regedt32.exe and locate the following Registry subkey and then click it:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

  2. From the Edit menu, choose Add Value. Type IconVerticalSpacing in the Value Name field. Select REG_SZ for the Data Type and choose OK. Enter the number of pixels desired in the String field and choose OK. For Windows NT 4.0, this parameter already exists therefore you may simply enter the value desired.
  3. Quit the Registry Editor.
  4. Log off from Windows NT, then log on again.

Windows NT version 4.0 and Windows 2000

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Display icon and click the Appearance tab.
  3. Click Icon Spacing (Vertical) in the Item drop-down list.
  4. Edit the value in the Size option to change the setting.
  5. Click Apply to make the changes take effect.

NOTE: You may need to experiment with the pixels value to achieve the desired display.

Additional query words: prodnt layout icons gap undocumented

Keywords: kbenv KB102536