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Windows 7: Taskbar less 30px height?

08 Sep 2015   #1
swserg

windows 7 sp1 x64
 
 
Taskbar less 30px height?

is it possible? I have seen somewhere that it is possible to reduce to 24px, without affecting the icons size, just resizing the margin.

if anybody knows how to do that, please share.


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09 Sep 2015   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried just dragging the edge of the taskbar? If the taskbar is locked, you would first have to unlock it by right clicking on the taskbar and unchecking "Lock the taskbar".
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09 Sep 2015   #3
swserg

windows 7 sp1 x64
 
 

drag the edge? 30px is the minimal step for small-icons taskbar, if you drag up it will be twice higher (60px), if you drag down - taskbar will be zero or it will be impossible to set less than minimal 30px.
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09 Sep 2015   #4
Understanding7

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swserg View Post
is it possible? I have seen somewhere that it is possible to reduce to 24px, without affecting the icons size, just resizing the margin.

if anybody knows how to do that, please share.
Are you describing the horizontal Taskbar either at top or bottom of screen? If yes, then I am not clear on the mentioned icon size. What icon size are you describing; large or small? Of course the two sizes can be selected in Taskbar properties.

I simply selected small icons and the bar went quite narrow as you seem to be asking for. The only icon that did not get small is the Start button, which over lapped the bar a bit.

Maybe I missed something, but this is the logic I used.
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09 Sep 2015   #5
swserg

windows 7 sp1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Understanding7 View Post
Are you describing the horizontal Taskbar either at top or bottom of screen? If yes, then I am not clear on the mentioned icon size. What icon size are you describing; large or small? Of course the two sizes can be selected in Taskbar properties.

I simply selected small icons and the bar went quite narrow as you seem to be asking for. The only icon that did not get small is the Start button, which over lapped the bar a bit.

Maybe I missed something, but this is the logic I used.

yes i am talking about taskbar at top(by default it is at bottom), if you set small icons in taskbar settings it will be 30px height, which is still quite huge on laptops with not a big resolution, I would like to reduce it more, say to 25px.
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09 Sep 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You could select to hide the Taskbar; then it would only show when the cursor was hovered over it.
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09 Sep 2015   #7
Understanding7

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You could select to hide the Taskbar; then it would only show when the cursor was hovered over it.
Agreed. auto-hide the taskbar.

My principle is based on logic. I disconnect my focus from my open windows and call the taskbar and focus on that. Nothing else matters on my screen because I am focusing on the taskbar.

I obtain the desired result from the taskbar... it hides... and I turn my focus anew to the resulting window that is now on top of any other windows. It is the natural flow of things.

If it is nothing more than a matter of cosmetic principle then that is something the user must decide how to concede to and be happy with.

Moreover, with a small laptop screen, to leave the taskbar visible and expect to be able to make it smaller rather than simply auto-hiding it seems to be an oxymoron. And even were one to succeed, then when they truly do need to use the taskbar, they will have to squint.

Just my take on this.

Respect.
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09 Sep 2015   #8
swserg

windows 7 sp1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You could select to hide the Taskbar; then it would only show when the cursor was hovered over it.
well, i know about that feature, but i cannot accept it, I need taskbar to be always visible, I use notification systray to see some important notification icons, time and so on.
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09 Sep 2015   #9
Understanding7

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swserg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You could select to hide the Taskbar; then it would only show when the cursor was hovered over it.
well, i know about that feature, but i cannot accept it, I need taskbar to be always visible, I use notification systray to see some important notification icons, time and so on.
What about the clock on the wall, or the calendar or timer on the desk?

People are trying to help you, but this all comes down to you refusing to flex your wrist to move the mouse to quickly reveal something, and instead wanting to move your eyes in their sockets to be able to get a brief glance at something always visible, but it is the visible thing that is irritating you. You want to always see it, but you do not want to see it so large because it takes up valuable screen space, ...and on a laptop to boot!

Good luck in your endeavor.
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09 Sep 2015   #10
swserg

windows 7 sp1 x64
 
 

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What about the clock on the wall, or the calendar or timer on the desk?
haha, you really see your desktop? are you working on it? I could see my desktop only when I lock my screen. I usually have ~10 opened programs on my desktop, which all the time take 100% of my desktop.

ps. I even do not have icons/shortcuts on my desktop because it is useless now, all progs are launched from taskbar or with WIN+R / Start searcher.
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