1.    22 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 34
    Win 7/Win 10 (64)

    Can the taskbar search box be resized (shortened)


    I have seen/read the tutorial about showing/hiding the search box ... but it doesn't say anything about resizing.

    Have put several icons on taskbar (to be similar to Win 7) but taskbar has to be 2 lines to see them all at one time. If search box was shorter, could see/access all icons.

    Tried to use the area divider (between search box and icons) ... slowly moved cursor over divider until cursor changed to line with arrows at each end, then held down left mouse button and tried moving -- didn't work. Tried again holding down right button and moving ... no joy either)
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  2.    22 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,464
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by RAPw10 View Post
    I have seen/read the tutorial about showing/hiding the search box ... but it doesn't say anything about resizing.

    Have put several icons on taskbar (to be similar to Win 7) but taskbar has to be 2 lines to see them all at one time. If search box was shorter, could see/access all icons.

    Tried to use the area divider (between search box and icons) ... slowly moved cursor over divider until cursor changed to line with arrows at each end, then held down left mouse button and tried moving -- didn't work. Tried again holding down right button and moving ... no joy either)
    You can 'Hide' the Search Box, then press Start, (or press WinKey), and simply start typing, the Search Box will mount above the taskbar.
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  3.    22 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 34
    Win 7/Win 10 (64)
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Edwin.

    Was hoping for a way to have the search box and only have to start typing but this seems like a good alternative.
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  4.    22 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,980
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by RAPw10 View Post
    Thank you Edwin.

    Was hoping for a way to have the search box and only have to start typing but this seems like a good alternative.
    On mine I right-click the Search and then hover on or click Search on the list and make one of the 3 choices available, usually Show search icon, gives me more room on the Taskbar.
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  5.    22 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    If you click on the Windows Icon or press the Windows key you can type in your search

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