Windows 10: How to increase the size of the icons/tiles in the taskbar
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
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.
Outside the Box
In W10 Open All Settings, click on Systems then on Display and move bar along to suit, then click Apply.
Icons were already on the larger of the two options, but thanks for replying. Hope they put the auto-resizing in the next build.
In that case, you could also increase your DPI scaling level percentage to make everything appear larger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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>.
I just installed Build 9879 over Windows 7 on a spare machine and it went as expected except for the size of the Icon fonts and size of the taskbar. They both are much larger than they were on Win 7. I can't remember how to make them smaller. I...
Win 10 x64
Small size icons are getting cropped .. See the image....
Any ideas on how to fix...??
Edit: I'm on latest build 10240.. Funny...It was back to normal on a reboot and now again cropped..:p
I was trying to figure out why the Start screen looked odd--and then I noticed the app icons in the tiles are about 1/3 the size they were in Windows 8, so you've got (for example), a tiny W for Word in Windows 10 vs a more visible W in Windows 8.1....
I get that they feel the need to put new stuff in... but this just annoys the crap right outta me. I'm opening programs, and no freakin icon is appearing in my task bar.
Please oh please tell me there's a way to eliminate this latest...
I've managed to increase text sizes on most things but the Menu has very small text (It seems ALL I.T people have very good eyesight - on a large monitor I find the standard text size FAR to small to use properly !!).
Anybody know how...