Windows 10: Uselessly sized Aero Peek and Taskbar icons, anyone working on resize?

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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       31 Jul 2015 #11

    What is your screen resolution?

    You can try changing DPI scaling
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display

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    This is a global setting methinks - everything gets larger.
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #12

    5670x1080

    125 dpi ruins everything, except icons. Those look normal at that point, but my fonts are oversized and blurry as hell. I think this issue has been well documented when using higher DPI. Clearly, I don't need a higher dpi since StartIsBack does what I want, I just don't like relying on third party apps that give me more features than I care to have.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       31 Jul 2015 #13

    Ok, thanks, I thought that might not be the solution you wanted. MS will have to address this at some point, screen resolutions keep getting higher and higher

    Consider Startisback as a temporary workaround.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Aug 2015 #14

    This worked for me. Simple regedit entry
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  5.    08 Aug 2015 #15

    trebills said: View Post
    This worked for me. Simple regedit entry
    Has anyone tried this in Windows 10?
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  6.    08 Aug 2015 #16

    good one! I had the same problem, but to fix it press "ctrl" and turn your mouse wheel, you can make them as large or as small as you wish.
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  7.    08 Aug 2015 #17

    mrpeters said: View Post
    Yeah -- really don't want to use a third party application to accomplish this. Clearly, there is a way to adjust the icon size. I'm willing to pay him for that information, but no response yet.

    I would have expected AppliedDPI or Shell Icon Size to do the trick, but no such luck!
    I am guessing he is leveraging some code. I don't think he is just registry hacking.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Aug 2015 #18

    Dick Jagger said: View Post
    Has anyone tried this in Windows 10?
    Yes I did it works flawlessly.
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  9.    10 Aug 2015 #19

    trebills said: View Post
    Yes I did it works flawlessly.
    Screenshot? Not working here. I've tried 800px and 1024px wide (I have 5670x1080 space) and they're just as small as ever, even after a log off and a reboot.
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  10. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       10 Aug 2015 #20

    mrpeters said: View Post
    Screenshot? Not working here. I've tried 800px and 1024px wide (I have 5670x1080 space) and they're just as small as ever, even after a log off and a reboot.

    All I did was change the size by manually adding the MinThumbSizePx entry into the registry.
    Open up regedit and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband


    Right click and select new DWORD (32-bit) Value
    Name is MinThumbSizePx
    Change Base to Hexadecimal
    Then Change Value data to the size you want yours, I have mine set to 800.

    Finally, log off and log back in.


    Thats all I did. Also, I am running Windows 10 Pro x64.
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