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Windows 7: How to change taskbar icons to horizontal position


24 Jul 2012   #1

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How to change taskbar icons to horizontal position

Hi,

I have my taskbar on left side of my screen and icons like this:



and i want to have them like this:



how can I do that? Is that even possible? I had them like this in win xp, long time ago with no problem. Please help.




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24 Jul 2012   #2

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I might have misunderstood your issue......
Will the following way help ?

Right click at the taskbar > make sure no checkmark at " Lock the Taskbar "
Left click at the taskbar and HOLD > drag the taskbar either to the bottom or at the top > let go Hold > lock the taskbar.

t-4-2
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26 Jul 2012   #3

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thx for reply, I have my taskbar on left side of my screen, just drag your taskbar to left side and you will see that 1 icon take 1 line (picture 1). I want few icons in one line (picture 2) when my taskbar is on left side of my screen.
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28 Jul 2012   #4

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Welcome to Seven Forums 1koj. I believe t-4-2 understood you, but you realize you are taking a horizontal taskbar that displays the icons horizontally, changing the taskbar to a vertical position, then asking how to display the icons horizontally again?? A Guy
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30 Sep 2012   #5

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this is my, problem look at attachment to this post, I want change icons to horizontal position, don't know how.


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30 Sep 2012   #6

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I do understand what you want to do, but I'm afraid it isn't possible. Even if it was, there is not enough space. A Guy
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30 Sep 2012   #7

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not enough space? there is planty of space.. I have spece for 4/5 icons to one row. On win xp was no problem with horizontal icons, here is one icon one row (why they came with this idea anyway? weird..). I like Windows 7 more than xp and this is last thing that I need to change to have almost perfect system. There is no line in registry for this? there has to be something, don't believe that i'm only one have this problem or change is so simple that no one even bother...

ps. I need that because i'm working on two monitors at the same time, there is much easier to work when you have taskbar between two of them
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01 Oct 2012   #8

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Should create the look you want

My first FIX
Unlock task bar
Click and drag task bar to desired side
Add folder in discrete location
Create new toolbar on the task bar with desired folder location
Re-size task bar until icons aline as desired
Lock task bar

Sorry using XP partition to post this, didn't do a screen shot, but I would appreciate a post of your screen shot once you try these steps if they work for you.

Hope I helped and can help again in the future.
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03 Nov 2012   #9

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Teej thx, you made my day! I had few toolbars with folders but they had folders inside so I didn't see this solution before. Good job. Im going to change my taskbar now. Thanks again.
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