How to enable Compact View with decrease spacing between items on Windows 11?

Windows 11 Insider Build has a new design to increase spacing between items showing in the folder. Luckily there is an option called Compact view, which will decrease the spacing between items and allows users to cover more distance with the least amount of effort. This article will show you two methods to enable Compact view with increase spacing between the items in the folder.

How to enable Compact View with decrease spacing between items on Windows 11?

Content Summary

Method 1: Using the View icon in the Menu bar
Method 2: Using Folder Options

Method 1: Using the View tab in the Menu bar

Step 1: Open a folder in Windows Explorer.

Step 2: Click on the Layout and view option (display as 4 horizontal lines stacking) on the menu bar.

Step 3: Click on the Compact view option. The spacing between the items in the folder will decrease immediately.

Windows 11: Click on the Compact view option. The spacing between the items in the folder will decrease immediately.

Method 2: Using Folder Options

Step 1: Open a folder in Windows Explorer.

Step 2: Click on the See more option (display as 3 dots) on the menu bar.

Step 3: Click on the Options to open the Folder Options dialog box.

Step 4: Switch to the View tab.

Step 5: Check the Decrease space between items (Compact View) option.

Windows 11: Check the Decrease space between items (Compact View) option.

Step 6: Click on the Apply and OK button.