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Chapter 3. Windows, Folders, and the Taskbar > The Desktop Window Overhaul

3.2. The Desktop Window Overhaul

Windows' windows look just fine straight from the factory; all the edges are straight, and the text is perfectly legible. Still, if you're going to stare at this computer screen for half of your waking hours, you may as well investigate some of the ways these windows can be enhanced for better looks and greater efficiency. As it turns out, there's no end to the tweaks Microsoft lets you perform.

3.2.1. Icon and List Views

You can view the files and folders in a desktop window in any of several ways: as small icons, jumbo icons, a tidy list, and so on. Each window remembers its own view settings.


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