How can i increase the size of the taskbar so i can see it?

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  1. Posts : 96
    windows 10 64 bit home version 1903
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    How can i increase the size of the taskbar so i can see it?


    I have windows 10 update ver. 1908. In taskbar settings, there is only one size option; small and smaller. I need a Large! Here is a shot of my taskbar with the taskbar icon size setting set to the off position
    How can i increase the size of the taskbar so i can see it?-not-small-icon-joke.jpg

    Here the switch is on:
    How can i increase the size of the taskbar so i can see it?-set-small-icons.jpg

    Small or smaller is not working well for me and my poor eyesight. Is there another way to make this taskbar and the tasks icons large? Like three times the size? I'm even open to a registry hack, if i Have to. Thanks
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  2. Posts : 11,642
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    1 Play around with moving the Taskbar because its icons are a bit larger when it is on the left or right of the screen.
    Change Taskbar Location on Screen - TenForumsTutorials

    2 In addition to this, or as an alternative, change the display scaling -
    Settings, System, Display, Scale & layout - try changing the scaling to 150% or even greater and it will enlarge everything [as if your display resolution was lower].

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 26 Oct 2019 at 20:12.
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  3. Posts : 794
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    If you right click on the taskbar then look for "Lock The Taskbar"

    Make sure there is no check mark in front of it, This will indicate that the taskbar is unlocked.

    You can resize the taskbar the same as you would in Windows file manager by moving your mouse to the top edge and when you see the double arrow press the left mouse button to drag it up.
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  4. Posts : 96
    windows 10 64 bit home version 1903
    Thread Starter
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    Try3 said:
    1 Play around with moving the Taskbar because its icons are a bit larger when it is on the left or right of the screen.
    Change Taskbar Location on Screen - TenForumsTutorials

    2 In addition to this, or as an alternative, change the display scaling -
    Settings, System, Display, Scale & layout - try changing the scaling to 150% or even greater and it will enlarge everything [as if your display resolution was lower].

    Denis
    That really did the trick! Thank You
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  5. Posts : 11,642
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    Glad I could help.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 96
    windows 10 64 bit home version 1903
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Try3 said:
    Glad I could help.

    Denis
    Hey; on another note, how can i enlarge the size of fonts of files inside of folders? On the desktop i have an easy to read icon of a folder, but the contents of said folder are tiny. Any way to fix this? Thanks Denis
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  7. Posts : 11,642
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    Display scaling will also enlarge the file names shown in File explorer.

    Another way to do this is to enlarge the size of all fonts used -
    Settings, Ease of access, Display, make text bigger
    It is easy to drag the slider around and back again so I suggest you test it out
    - Get a File explorer window & the Settings window arranged onscreen so you can see them both at the same time
    - Drag the slider all the way to the right & click on Apply so you can a see an exaggerated form of what it does and then drag it back to a level that you are comfortable with & click on Apply again.

    Denis
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  8. Posts : 96
    windows 10 64 bit home version 1903
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Great; thanks. I'll play around with those settings. I may just need new glasses :)


    With my folder in List View, and the slider moved over, the folder contents are readable now but they are also overlapping each other. At this point, can i set a different line spacing?
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    sorry for the multible screenshots :)
    Last edited by Nubiewithatwist; 27 Oct 2019 at 12:34. Reason: add pic
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  9. Posts : 11,642
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    "can i set a different line spacing" - I don't think that there any method of doing that.

    I think you'd have to play around with both display scaling & fontsize until you found some happy medium.

    Of course, there might be some third-party utility that would hep you but that I am unaware of.
    [I have already looked through the list of TenForums tutorials but cannot find anything there that would be of use to you.]

    Denis
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  10. Posts : 96
    windows 10 64 bit home version 1903
    Thread Starter
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    Try3 said:
    "can i set a different line spacing" - I don't think that there any method of doing that.

    I think you'd have to play around with both display scaling & fontsize until you found some happy medium.

    Of course, there might be some third-party utility that would hep you but that I am unaware of.
    [I have already looked through the list of TenForums tutorials but cannot find anything there that would be of use to you.]

    Denis
    I do appreciate your looking into it for me. sooner or later, i'll find a happy medium. My conspiracy theorist self imagines all this is a ploy to get me to use cortana :)
    Have a wonderful day buddy
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