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  1.    15 Aug 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 64-bit

    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
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    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    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.    16 Aug 2015 #3
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by cristian0411 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.    17 Aug 2015 #5
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    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid 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
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10

    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.    18 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    CA, Upland
    Posts : 66
    Win 7 PRO x64, Win 10 Pro x64

    What is your resolution it might be based off that, i'm at 1440p and it seems fairly close.
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  8.    28 Oct 2017 #8
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    Posts : 12
    Win 10 Pro

    There is a work around if you are willing to lose touch screen capability. In Device Manger disable HID-compliant touch screen. If you need touch screen, a powershell script will toggle it fast.
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  9.    28 Oct 2017 #9
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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86

    xips - What would the PS script be? Denis
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  10.    28 Oct 2017 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 12
    Win 10 Pro

    Are you ready for dependencies? There are probably many ways to solve this but one method is to import PowerShell Device Management Module. If you have issues see the Q & A tab. Then something like...

    Code:
    Get-PnpDevice |
        Where-Object { $_.FriendlyName -match 'HID-Compliant Touch Screen' } |
            Disable-PnpDevice
    This is a quicky I ganked off the net. You can get elegant and go deep, I leave mine off 24/7. First world problems

    DeviceManagement.zip
    Last edited by xips; 28 Oct 2017 at 22:26.
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