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Windows 7: taskbar showing just two icons; help!

22 Jul 2011   #1
yihwan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
taskbar showing just two icons; help!

After changing my keyboard settings, something happened with my taskbar so that it only shows two pinned icons, and I have to use these up and down arrow keys to scroll through the rest. This is incredibly annoying, as I can't figure out how to make it show all the icons again. My ThinkCentre button is hogging up the whole task bar, and any right clicks in the giant empty spaces right next to it will bring up options for the ThinkCentre.

See image: http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1720/problemka.png

Help is appreciated!


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23 Jul 2011   #2
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Right click the left-very down corner (where it is the taskbar again under the start button) and uncheck 'Lock taskbar'.
Now u should be able to reduce the size of that toolbar.
If you can't right click again > toolbars then uncheck the specific toolbars.
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23 Jul 2011   #3
Imperfect1

 
 

You may have to undo the keyboard change either by an uninstall process (if that's relevant) or perhaps a System Restore. Once done, if the problem is solved, you can try the keyboard change again, in the hope that it was just a corrupted change that will work properly next time.
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23 Jul 2011   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

May I see this snipshot from your computer ?

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Right click on the taskbat .... and place the pointer on Toolbar . It seems to be a process on centering taskbar icons or something similar .... but incomplete.


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