Windows 10: Multiple columns in vertical taskbar?

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Multiple columns in vertical taskbar?


    Is there any chance/hack/possibility to have multiple columns when locating the taskbar on the side of the desktop?
    I mean, when vertical, no matter how thick the taskbar is made, there is always only one icons column and one needs to scroll it, when those do not fit:

    The only thing I found on the Net related to this is this topic:
    taskbar doesn't stack when vertical? - Windows 7 Help Forums
    But - first - I totally don't get this patent with a folder (?), and second - there are some years that passed, maybe, finally, there is a way to do this...? Or any taskbar tweaker, skin, whatever...?
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2

    Grzegorz said: View Post
    Is there any chance/hack/possibility to have multiple columns when locating the taskbar on the side of the desktop?
    I mean, when vertical, no matter how thick the taskbar is made, there is always only one icons column and one needs to scroll it, when those do not fit:

    The only thing I found on the Net related to this is this topic:
    taskbar doesn't stack when vertical? - Windows 7 Help Forums
    But - first - I totally don't get this patent with a folder (?), and second - there are some years that passed, maybe, finally, there is a way to do this...? Or any taskbar tweaker, skin, whatever...?
    I'm guessing the 'Pinned' Taskbar Icons stay in a single row because of the whole thumbnail preview thing.
    Perhaps with a 3rd party utility...
    Multiple rows are easily achieved creating a new Toolbar, (right click Taskbar/Toolbars/New toolbar...)
    unlock the Taskbar and drag Toolbars to desired position by hovering of the double separator bars til you see a double headed arrow, (you can drag them over top of each other to flip their positions)...

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       2 Weeks Ago #3

    And the issue could involve the screen resolution, the height of the screen is less than the width. Generally an LCD or LED Flat Panel resolution has a ratio of 16:10 but possibly 16:9, mine is set at 1440x900.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4

    Edwin said: View Post
    Multiple rows are easily achieved creating a new Toolbar, (right click Taskbar/Toolbars/New toolbar...)
    unlock the Taskbar and drag Toolbars to desired position by hovering of the double separator bars til you see a double headed arrow, (you can drag them over top of each other to flip their positions)...
    Edwin, your taskbar seems to be what I need - but I can't get how to make it...
    Could you describe step by step, in a fool-proof way, and since the very beginning, how to make it?
    I don't see how to make it by adding a toolbar (?). I made a folder on a desktop, added it as a new toolbar. So I have a new toolbar on my taksbar, and the icons of the open applications keep on being in just one column.
    What do I miss...?
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       2 Weeks Ago #5

    One option is to use small icons as I do. I have 20 shortcuts in Quick Launch toolbar, below it place for 20 windows using small icons. I pin nothing to Taskbar:

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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6

    Ok, so those icons are QuickLaunch icons. In that case, this solves nothing. Running apps are still in just one column ;-(

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  7.    1 Week Ago #7

    No ideas...?
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  •    1 Week Ago #8

    Grzegorz said: View Post
    No ideas...?
    If Gurus like @Kari or others here cannot suggest a solution, I am 99% certain there is no solution but hey whenever I say that, somebody proves me wrong :-).
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  •    1 Week Ago #9

    I can only get it to work on the top or bottom with non-combined labels!
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