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Windows 7: change height of taskbar buttons

18 Sep 2014   #1
davidwi

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
change height of taskbar buttons

How can I change the height of these taskbar buttons to be shorter?


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18 Sep 2014   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Right click on the taskbar and select Properties. Then check the Use Small Icons box.

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18 Sep 2014   #3
davidwi

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi,

I was a bit too vague with my question, let me elaborate:

All of the taskbar states in aero.msstyles have a specific image height, 40px as seen in the image below from #1024.png.



I would like to change the height of each of these images to 30px, because I have custom taskbar button images which are 30px, and if I stretch them to be 40px in Photoshop/Paint, then select "Use Small Icons" the taskbar icons will look blurry.

Is there a way to allow me to make each button state 30px instead of 40px?
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19 Sep 2014   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Apologies. I do know there is a way to change the width of the buttons but I'm not sure the height is possible to change. I've included the link to the tutorial to change the width if it's of any help (which I doubt it is) but I think the height is locked to the size of the taskbar.

Taskbar - Change Icon Button Width Size
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21 Sep 2014   #5
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I think you can change the taskbar height with Style Builder, but I don't know what effect that would have on other icons besides your custom ones.

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