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Windows 7: taskbar window issue

17 Dec 2011   #1
romeo153

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 
taskbar window issue

Hello, this is my first post. Im having trouble with the taskbar window "icon" size - it is set to "small icons", but somehow Windows 7 changed it to a "squared" icon only, with no label. I tried a lot of things but nothing works.
Heres the screenshot:

image 1: "long" icons with labels. this is how it was supposed to be, and this is how it was until yesterday (this image I found on Google)
image 2: square icons with no label (this is my screenshot)
(remembering that this is not the quick launch bar, its the taskbar)

ps: it is already set to "never combine"

Please help me fix this.
Thanks.


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17 Dec 2011   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Right click on the Taskbar go to Properties go to Taskbar Tab use the dropdown menu and use Never combine and Apply
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17 Dec 2011   #3
romeo153

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

thanks, Jerry.
Sorry, I forgot to mention that it is already set to "never combine". This is why it's intrigating me.
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17 Dec 2011   #4
Bongo

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Have you tried changing it to 1 of the others applying it then going back again?
Jerry
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17 Dec 2011   #5
romeo153

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Yes. No success..
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17 Dec 2011   #6
Bongo

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Try Option two SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm anything.
Jerry
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17 Dec 2011   #7
romeo153

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Hello again, Jerry.
It found no errors. But I had to restore, no success because Im having exactly this problem:

1- Left navigation pane missing
2- Unable to restore system

This is really frustrating.

ps: the restoration to 16 december solved the taskbar window issue.
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18 Dec 2011   #8
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by romeo153 View Post
Hello again, Jerry.
It found no errors. But I had to restore, no success because Im having exactly this problem:

1- Left navigation pane missing
2- Unable to restore system

This is really frustrating.

ps: the restoration to 16 december solved the taskbar window issue.
Glad you got the taskbar back.
Jerry
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18 Dec 2011   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

In explorer. Press Organize->Layout and check Navigation pane.
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18 Dec 2011   #10
romeo153

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Thaks Kado, but doing this did not solve the problem.

Well, after an intensive Google search, I found out that my problem was caused by two modifications Ive made in my computer: 1- registry edit to remove libraries folder; 2- explorerframe.dll edit to install W7 themes.

System restoration did not solve the problem, system file checker also didnt. So I had to reinstall W7.

Everything is ok now, but one lesson learned: NEVER, never mess with system files to change themes or anything else. I prefer to use a horrible-baby-blue original W7 theme that works than a beautiful custom theme full of bugs.
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