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Windows 7: Notification Area

11 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Notification Area

I've searched this and other sites for an answer to the question "how do I increase the size of the notification area icons"? (Earlier called the system tray).
All threads seem to lead to adjustments to the quick launch bar.
I can use the advanced appearance windows but this also affects the scrolling bars which I don't want.
It seems that these icons are fixed at 21x21 pixels.
Is there a way around this?

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11 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Is this any good to you?

Right-click Desktop>Personalize>Windows Color>Advance Appearance Settings>Item drop-down list>Active Title Bar>Select Size & Color.

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11 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Customize notification area icons.
Not sure if you can change their size though.
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11 Aug 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

Hi Alan

Yes you are right that those icons are of fixed size . But we have noticed that a few themers like Mr Grim, Paulioug and nofx hane changed the size of system elements like Start Menu and notification area clock , which we thought to be of fixed size earlier.

So, there might be a way, which is not generally known . I guess theme designers can describe this situation in a better way .
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11 Aug 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro

I just tried to change the size of the sound icon in SndVolSSO.dll the original size was 32 x 32 I changed it to 48 x 48 and it did not make any difference the size stayed the same on taskbar. So I'm going to say they are a fixed size. If you go to Control Panel> Display you can change your display settings and it does change the size of little bit but it makes everything else on your computer larger to.
DPI Display Size Settings - Change
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12 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Thanks to all for the quick replies.
Yes, it looks like I'll have to live with the situation.
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12 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

That's a shame really as it would be nice to have the option.

Thanks for the update.
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