Here’s a small program called Deskview that lets you change the icons from regular mode into the smaller “list” mode with a double-click. It’s as simple.
Download Deskview, extract the zipfile, and double-click on deskview.exe.
NOTE: I am not the author of deskview.exe, nor do I know how to contact the author of the software. I have no idea if this software is licensed, and if so, what terms are provided in said license. If you are the author of deskview and want me to remove it, or credit you with its authorship, please don’t hesitate to contact me!