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30 Nov 2008   #
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64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons

How to Use Small or Large Icons on the Windows 7 Taskbar


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This will show you how to set the Windows 7 taskbar to display with either small or large icons.
Tip   Tip
Microsoft has made available a hotfix that will resolve a problem where the taskbar customizations are lost and reset to defaults when automatic logon is enabled in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. More details are available at FIX: The Taskbar is reset to the default settings when you use the "Automatically Log On" feature in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2.

EXAMPLE: Taskbar with Large Icons
NOTE: This is the default setting.

EXAMPLE: Taskbar with Small Icons




OPTION ONE
Through Taskbar Properties
1. Right click on a empty space on the taskbar and click on Properties.

2. To Use Small Icons on the Taskbar
A) Check the Use small icons box. (see screenshot below step 3A)

B) Go to step 4.
3. To Use Large Icons on the Taskbar
A) Uncheck the Use small icons box. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This is the default setting.
Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-properties.jpg
4. Click on OK. (See screenshot above)



OPTION TWO
Using a REG file Download
1. To Use Small Icons on the Taskbar
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Small_Icons_for_Taskbar.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Use Large Icons on the Taskbar
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
NOTE: This is the default setting.
Large_Icons_for_Taskbar.reg
download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION THREE
Manually in Registry Editor
1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-reg-1.jpg
4. In the right pane of Advanced, right click on TaskbarSmallIcons and click on Modify. (see screenshot above)

5. To Use Large Icons on the Taskbar
A) Type 0 (number zero), and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This is the default setting.
Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-reg-2.jpg
B) Go to step 7.
6. To Use Small Icons on the Taskbar
A) Type 1, and click on OK. (see screenshot above)
7. Close regedit.

8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.
That's it,
Shawn









Attached Thumbnails
Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-large_icons.jpg   Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-small_icons.jpg  
Attached Files
File Type: reg Small_Icons_for_Taskbar.reg (324 Bytes, 4430 views)
File Type: reg Large_Icons_for_Taskbar.reg (324 Bytes, 3410 views)
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