Allow for 2 rows of icons in taskbar? Solved

  1.    25 Aug 2016 #1

    Allow for 2 rows of icons in taskbar?

    Wondering if this feature still exists in Windows10 and how to accomplish it.

    Back in Win7, I could unlock the taskbar and make it wider. This allowed me to drop more icons into the taskbar and would allow me to have two rows of icons.

    With Win10 I can't seem to figure out how to accomplish this. I follow the same steps, but it centers the icons in the middle of the wider task bar and then will run the icons down so you have to scroll to see the rest of them.

    Any way I can set it up to act like it did in Win7?
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       25 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello jlindemann, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Windows 10 uses the same process to unlock the taskbar, drag the taskbar border to the height/width you want, then lock the taskbar.
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  3.    25 Aug 2016 #3

    Hi Brink, thanks for the welcome.

    locking/unlocking and adjusting the height/width of the taskbar is easy enough to do. But the issue I'm looking into is how to allow for 2 rows of icons within the taskbar.
    I don't have a Win7 machine available right now to snapshot for you, but in Win7 you could create multiple rows of icons within the taskbar. (I did find an image on Google close enough to reference)Click image for larger version. 

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    Within Win10, we seem to have lost that feature. It appears that I can only have a single row of icons that will make you continue scrolling in a single line across the taskbar.

    I'm just wondering if there's a way to allow multiple rows of icons in the taskbar again in Win10
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       25 Aug 2016 #4

    The icons will only overflow into the second row when the first row is full.
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  5.    25 Aug 2016 #5

    you're right. Hmm.... didn't notice that before. so it'll only do it as an overflow.
    I think before you could utilize the two rows right away.

    Ok, well I guess problem solved then.
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