Windows 10: How to increase the size of the icons/tiles in the taskbar

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  1.    19 Jun 2015 #1

    How to increase the size of the icons/tiles in the taskbar


    I have a high resolution screen, so the taskbar seems disproportionately small by default/ In prior versions of Windows I would just increase the taskbar height and icons would adjust in size accordingly, but not so with Windows 10. How can I resize them, or is this deature just not implemented yet? I am using build 10130
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       19 Jun 2015 #2

    Hello whitebloodcell, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Unfortunately, the icon sizes will not auto adjust for you, but you could use the same method below to toggle between using small or large icons on your taskbar.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rge-icons.html
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       19 Jun 2015 #3

    In W10 Open All Settings, click on Systems then on Display and move bar along to suit, then click Apply.
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  4.    19 Jun 2015 #4

    Icons were already on the larger of the two options, but thanks for replying. Hope they put the auto-resizing in the next build.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       19 Jun 2015 #5

    In that case, you could also increase your DPI scaling level percentage to make everything appear larger.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  6.    01 Aug 2015 #6

    It is not about DPI and all interface scaling.
    Windows 10 shows on taskbar icons approximately 22x22 pixels instead of 32x32 as previous windows versions. But 32x32 is a standard desktop icon size and many apps contains 32x32 icons in exe-files. When I pin such app on taskbar Windows 10 scales its icon to decrease its size and this looks terrible.

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  7.    07 Aug 2015 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello whitebloodcell, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Unfortunately, the icon sizes will not auto adjust for you, but you could use the same method below to toggle between using small or large icons on your taskbar.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rge-icons.html


    Personally I want more control over my UI, I'd like to find a good theme editor, but i doubt there is one yet for win10. I may have to manually edit theme files to get what I want, not looking forward to that.

    Since the large icon size is still too small, and the "ONE SETTING SCALES ALL" is broken and screwed up, I have to set my own icon size for the taskbar, and currently the only way seems to be through registry tweaks, but it seems MS has FUBAR'd those too and changed them up a bit. If someone can help me change the default icon size for the taskbar i would be thankful.

    Brink said: View Post
    In that case, you could also increase your DPI scaling level percentage to make everything appear larger.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    DPI scaling is broken, Steam and some games are now over-scaling up with that setting. Over-scaling them off screen. So no "one-setting-fixes-everything" crap here. It looks like its everyone will be wanting individual settings again.

    Oh and there is no reset for the games once win10 changes them.
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  8.    08 Aug 2015 #8

    Try this, it worked for me, press and hold "ctrl" and turn your mouse wheel.
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       08 Aug 2015 #9

    Mike1950 said: View Post
    Try this, it worked for me, press and hold "ctrl" and turn your mouse wheel.
    That'll work for the desktop icons, but it will not work for icons on the taskbar that the OP wanted to change.
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  10.    09 Aug 2015 #10

    Figured out that DPI scales on a per monitor basis, its basically the magnifier cuz everything that uses that monitor is scaled up in 25% increments, its something that is not explained very well <snort>.
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