Windows 10: Is there a way to stop Windows from changing the height of my TaskBar Solved

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  1.    11 Feb 2018 #1

    Is there a way to stop Windows from changing the height of my TaskBar

    I keep my Taskbar as high as it will go. However, Windows constantly reduces its' height. Is there a way to keep the height I want it at?

    Thank you.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       11 Feb 2018 #2

    Hello Nisko, :)

    Is this happening after any specific event? For example: Windows Update or changing theme

    Does locking the taskbar prevent it from getting resized?

    Lock or Unlock Taskbar in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  3.    11 Feb 2018 #3

    This has always happened (for many years as long as I've used Windows). I have never been able to correlate it happening to any specific action. Sometimes, the Taskbar will not autohide - but I found a small app that allows me to hide the Taskbar with one click when it gets 'stuck.' I'm hoping there's a similar app (or method) that can keep the Taskbar at the height I want it.
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  4.    11 Feb 2018 #4

    Did you try the tutorial Brink pointed you to? I just tried to make sure but unlock it, put it to the height you want , then lock it again. Mine stayed the same even after a reboot. Maybe you have a third party app/program overriding that?
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  5.    11 Feb 2018 #5

    Thanks, Brink - but perhaps you could tell me how to activate the batch files. I know what they are - but have never used them on a PC before. Thanks. I don't have a third party app overriding the Taskbar's location.
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       11 Feb 2018 #6


    No need to use a .bat file if you like. Option One will do the trick to lock the taskbar.
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  7.    12 Feb 2018 #7

    Brink, Option one is what I've been doing, and having a problem with, for many years. I don't know why - but the Taskbar won't lock at the highest setting.. This has been happening with several computers and all versions of Windows. Makes no sense to me. I need a foolproof method of securing the Taskbar in the highest position allowed..
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       12 Feb 2018 #8

    Odd. I suppose you could give the .bat file a try to see if it may lock it, though it's just a different way to set the same setting.

    You would just need to double click on the download .bat file to run it.

    If you like, post a screenshot showing your taskbar with the settings from Option One showing to see if anything may stand out.
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  9.    12 Feb 2018 #9

    Not sure if you've seen this, but might be worth a try - Taskbar Settings - Lock or Unlock in Windows 8 | Windows 8 Forums

    Note: If you enable this setting the user cannot access the taskbar control panel, unlock, resize, move or rearrange items on their taskbar.
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Feb 2018 at 11:49. Reason: updated link
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       12 Feb 2018 #10


    Please would you post screenshots of your taskbar in its correct state and in its incorrrect one. I know I'm new to this thread but some statements seem to me to indicate that there is a certain level of misunderstanding.

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