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Windows 7: Remove Taskbar Icons

30 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Remove Taskbar Icons

Hello, I'm looking for a way to either resize or remove the icons from the taskbar, here is a screenshot just to be clear:

(red box around them)

The reason I want to resize or remove them is because I've got my taskbar set very small (as you can see in the picture) and the icons are too big to fit properly on the taskbar.

I've tried fooling around in the WindowMetrics registry key, but I couldn't find anything useful.

Any help is very much appreciated!

Thank you.

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30 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snorlax420 View Post
Hello, I'm looking for a way to either resize or remove the icons from the taskbar, here is a screenshot just to be clear:

(red box around them)

The reason I want to resize or remove them is because I've got my taskbar set very small (as you can see in the picture) and the icons are too big to fit properly on the taskbar.

I've tried fooling around in the WindowMetrics registry key, but I couldn't find anything useful.

Any help is very much appreciated!

Thank you.
Welcome tothe windows 7 forums Snorlax420

You can remove the icons by right clicking on them and select remove from taskbar.

Rich
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snorlax420 View Post
Hello, I'm looking for a way to either resize or remove the icons from the taskbar, here is a screenshot just to be clear:

(red box around them)

The reason I want to resize or remove them is because I've got my taskbar set very small (as you can see in the picture) and the icons are too big to fit properly on the taskbar.

I've tried fooling around in the WindowMetrics registry key, but I couldn't find anything useful.

Any help is very much appreciated!

Thank you.
Welcome tothe windows 7 forums Snorlax420

You can remove the icons by right clicking on them and select remove from taskbar.

Rich
Thank you.

However I am not looking to remove pinned items from the taskbar, I am wanting to remove icons only.

Here's another picture just to show exactly what I'm talking about.

It should look like this when I am done, the taskbar buttons are still there however the application icon is hidden (or removed, doesn`t matter to me)
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01 Jul 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums snorlax420. I am unaware of any way to display just text. It may be possible with a program like LiteStep with great effort.

Have you already tried the taskbar with small icons?

Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons

A Guy
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 Remove Taskbar Icons




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