Windows 10: Big gap on taskbar icons Solved

  1.    26 May 2016 #1

    Big gap on taskbar icons


    After installing a software (Splashtop), the gap between the icons on taskbar became big. If I uninstall the software, everything goes back to normal. Is there a way to customize the gap/space between the icons?

    Here is a picture of what I'm talking about.

    At the top is when the software is installed, at the bottom is when I uninstall it. I want to note that when I installed it for the first time, the "Show touch keyboard button" got automatically enabled.
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       26 May 2016 #2

    For some reason this software makes W10 think you have a touch screen enabled. Open Device Manager and look under the entries in Human Interface Devices. If there is one for Touch Screen disable it and see if this makes a difference.
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  3.    26 May 2016 #3

    Yeap, that was it. Thanks.

    At "Human Interface Devices", there is Splashtop Virtual Hid. And if it is enabled, then it creates HID-compliant touch screen. I disabled the touch screen and it went back to normal. It also goes back to normal if I disable Splashtop Virtual Hid since it is then one that creates the touch screen.
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  4. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       26 May 2016 #4

    That's great to know and thanks for reporting back for others :)
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