At my current resolution (1680×1050), Windows 10's start menu has very large boxes, but with very tiny icons in them.
Despite the small box size being 50×50 pixels, the icon in it is only 24×24 resolution.
And when you have a medium box (100×100 pixels), the icon does move to 32×32 resolution, but even that is pretty silly, considering these icons (even most of the built-in ones) have higher-resolution image sizes – often up to 128×128 or 256×256.
I'd like the small boxes (50×50) to use 32×32 icons, and the larger boxes to scale up to use as much space as is offered (even an enforced 64×64 on the medium-sized boxes would satisfy me).
Is there any way to force Windows to do this? I wouldn't mind editing the registry if I knew what key to change, but I couldn't easily spot it – if one exists at all.
Incase you want to know 'Why?':
- Larger icons are easier for me to pick-out when rapidly selecting
tools I regularly use. The faster I can visually identify the icon, the faster I can click it. This isn't just an excuse either, I often set folder icons on many folders I regularly navigate, because it's easier and faster then reading the text labels of the folders.
- 32×32 is a Windows standard for icons, and
most icons are designed for that resolution or higher. Microsoft is
down-scaling some of the icons that don't provide native 24×24 icons,
making them blurry and lower quality. Notice the small icon in the pic above – the Steam logo is blurred badly from the down-scaling.