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Windows 7: Custom Size/Shape taskbar

24 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Custom Size/Shape taskbar

I'm looking to try and make a custom size and shaped taskbar. My objective is to have a taskbar that isn't the full length of the screen, but has a gap on the end so I can have a permanent sidebar with some things on there that I want...I photoshopped a picture together to demo what I want, notice that the taskbar ends and then the sidebar starts.

Is it possible? If so, how?

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24 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I don't think that is possible. Besides, the "Show Desktop" control all the way in the right bottom corner would be in the way. Why don't you tweak the Vista sidebar ( Vista Windows Sidebar - Reinstate on Windows 7 ). That is compatible with the taskbar.
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24 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well, that doesn't acomplish what I want at all, I just don't like it how it covers part of the sidebar but I don't want the sidebar shorter.

Hmm, any other ideas?
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