Windows 10: How to reduce system tray icon spacing?


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64-bit
       15 Aug 2015 #1

    How to reduce system tray icon spacing?


    My Windows 10 system tray looks like http://puu.sh/jB7xz/a2efac640e.png for both large or small taskbar icons. The spacing between systray icons are larger than in previous versions of Windows.


    Nearly everyone's screenshots of W10 have systrays that are more like https://i.imgur.com/9BWDddU.jpg


    How do I go about changing this? I normally use a vertical taskbar and this http://puu.sh/jB7BD/9b856ff94d.png is driving me nuts.

    My DPI's at 100%, and the presence of Cortana and the Task View button don't seem to matter.
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  2.    16 Aug 2015 #2

    Hi, you need to change how your icons are shown in the notification area.

    1. Right click the time on the taskbar
    2. Click customize notification icons
    3. Settings pane appears, click "select which icons appear on the taskbar
    4. Turn off "Always show all icons in the notification area"
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       16 Aug 2015 #3

    cristian0411 said: View Post
    Hi, you need to change how your icons are shown in the notification area.

    1. Right click the time on the taskbar
    2. Click customize notification icons
    3. Settings pane appears, click "select which icons appear on the taskbar
    4. Turn off "Always show all icons in the notification area"
    It's already off. Toggling it doesn't seem to change it (other than what it's supposed to change).
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  4.    16 Aug 2015 #4

    It's not possible, due to Touch Screen spacing.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       17 Aug 2015 #5

    Tepid said: View Post
    It's not possible, due to Touch Screen spacing.
    That doesn't exactly explain why some people have smaller spacing in between. And when tablet mode is enabled, the spacing becomes even larger.

    At this point I'm just suspecting that this is a bug and that the smaller spacing is actually unintended.
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  6.    17 Aug 2015 #6

    Even with show all icons enabled, my spacing is more like what's seen in the 2nd screenshot in the OP.

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  7. Posts : 62
    Win 7 PRO x64, Win 10 Pro x64
       18 Aug 2015 #7

    What is your resolution it might be based off that, i'm at 1440p and it seems fairly close.
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