Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10  

    Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10

    Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    26 Mar 2020
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    How to Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10

    Windows includes a special application desktop toolbar called the taskbar that shows on the bottom of a display screen by default. The taskbar allows you to find, see, open, and switch between your apps. You can also see the date and time, system icons, and items running in the background on the notification area. You can make the taskbar look how you want, manage your calendar, pin your favorite apps to it, change the size, change location on screen, and specify how taskbar buttons group together when you have more than one window open.

    If you have the taskbar location at the top or bottom border of your display, you can change the height of the taskbar to what you want.

    If you have the taskbar location at the left or right border of your display, you can change the width of the taskbar to what you want.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the width or height of the taskbar to the size you want for your account in Windows 10.


    Here's How:

    1 Unlock the taskbar.

    2 Move the pointer over the border of the taskbar until it turns into a double arrow, drag the border to the height or width size you want, and release. (see screenshots below)

    If you have multiple displays, then you can repeat this for the taskbar on any screen.


    3 When finished, you can lock the taskbar.

    Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10-taskbar_size-1.jpg Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10-taskbar_size-2.jpg
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    Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10-taskbar_size-5.jpg Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10-taskbar_size-6.jpg
    Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10-taskbar_size-7.jpg Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10-taskbar_size-8.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 4
    Win 10
       #1

    Can you do this purely using the registry or a batch script?
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  2. Posts : 61,861
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Krugernov said:
    Can you do this purely using the registry or a batch script?
    Not that I'm aware of.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 4
    Win 10
       #3

    Brink said:
    Not that I'm aware of.
    The best I've done is lock and unlock the taskbar via registry, can't quite figure out where the key for resizing it numerically is.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 3
    10
       #4

    i want to go beyond minimum width


    I want to make the width of the taskbar less than the default. Dragging the taskbar won't let me make the width less than what's given by default. the default width is 1 and I want it to be something 0.6 but keep the icon size as it is. How do I do that?
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  5. Posts : 61,861
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Lufias said:
    I want to make the width of the taskbar less than the default. Dragging the taskbar won't let me make the width less than what's given by default. the default width is 1 and I want it to be something 0.6 but keep the icon size as it is. How do I do that?
    Hello Lufias,

    If you haven't already, changing to use small icons on the taskbar below will reduce the height or width of the taskbar a bit.

    Use Large or Small Taskbar Buttons in Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 3
    10
       #6

    i want the icons as they are. when the taskbar is on left/right side of window the padding is a lot wider than necessary. it looks like I can fit two icons side by side. i want it to be more thin
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    I have the same desire to make my taskbar even narrower than default. I found this registry setting but it still won't allow me to get small enough but it may be a place to start. Any new info is welcomed. I'm using dual monitors and want my taskbar on the left side of my second monitor which is in the vertical position.
    3 Ways to Change the Taskbar Button Width in Windows 10
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