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

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  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

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


    Screenshot should say it all. 3x27" monitor span, used to nice useful Aero Peek windows in Win 7 and 8.1, I can't see how this little thumbnail at 59x59px is of use to anyone.

    The icons on the taskbar also now seem to be the middle cousin between Windows XP "Quick Launch" and Windows 7/8/8.1 taskbar icons.

    Other than DPI scaling (which makes the rest of my screen that is perfectly sized look like garbage) has anyone delved into how to increase the size of these icons?

    I don't have an exact number, but the icons in Windows 7 and 8/8.1 were at least 64x64. I have them measured in Windows 10; We have 48x48px "bounding boxes" with icons themselves at around 24x24px. I have good eyes, so maybe I'll get used to it, but I'd be willing to put some clever minds together and see if there is a way to increase these without blurry DPI scaling.

    Maybe this was already addressed in testing, but I wasn't able to find any information on resizing these babies, and I sure would like to do so!

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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2

    I take it in the task bar you have the buttons set to the normal size and not set to small? If yes then I have no real answer to your problem.

    DJ Steve
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    DJ Steve said: View Post
    I take it in the task bar you have the buttons set to the normal size and not set to small? If yes then I have no real answer to your problem.

    DJ Steve
    DJ Steve -- Correct. "Use small taskbar buttons" is NOT checked. You should see how hilariously small they get when I do check it!
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       30 Jul 2015 #4

    My solution to most things right now is StartIsBack
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5

    mznGTR said: View Post
    My solution to most things right now is StartIsBack
    Link? Free or Paid?
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       30 Jul 2015 #6

    I use the free version
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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #7

    mznGTR said: View Post
    My solution to most things right now is StartIsBack
    That did the trick for the icon size, but I don't want the old start menu. I like the Windows 10 which is a perfect blend for me. So, we know it can be done. Maybe I'll reach out to the developer.
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  8.    30 Jul 2015 #8

    Tried setting every one of the Shell Icon Size (About Icons (Windows)) everywhere possible in the registry, but no love.

    Would love to know how he is doing it with StartIsBack. I really don't want a new shell, just custom icon sizes!
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       31 Jul 2015 #9

    mrpeters said: View Post
    That did the trick for the icon size, but I don't want the old start menu. I like the Windows 10 which is a perfect blend for me. So, we know it can be done. Maybe I'll reach out to the developer.
    If you go to the properties menu of StartIsBack, go to switching and set "When I press Windows key" to "Show Start Screen" instead of "Show Start menu". That way you can have large taskbar icons and the standard win10 start menu
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  10.    31 Jul 2015 #10

    mznGTR said: View Post
    If you go to the properties menu of StartIsBack, go to switching and set "When I press Windows key" to "Show Start Screen" instead of "Show Start menu". That way you can have large taskbar icons and the standard win10 start menu
    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!
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