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Windows 7: Taskbar notification area icon spacing

25 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional b7600
Taskbar notification area icon spacing

Hi all!

Is it possible somehow to modify the vertical spacing
of the icons in the notification area (systray) ?

I set my taskbar height bigger than the default,
so my icons are placed into more rows:

If I place the taskbar to the left or right side of the screen,
the icon spacing is somehow became normal.
(But I don't want to use it placed like this)

So what this depends on?
Is it a thing that can be modified by editing msstyles,
or is there a registry key for this? Or something?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Ubuntu

No definitive answer to this for you I'm afraid , but this discussion may provide a few pointers to the reasons for the gaps - our old friend the touch interface ....

Tighten up the positioning of icons in the System Tray - Windows 7 Taskforce
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Taskbar notification area icon spacing

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