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Windows 7: Making the Taskbar Thinner on the Left Side

10 May 2010   #21


Just set it to auto-hide and be done with it. sheesh

I find it interesting that so many new users find this such a pain, Welcome to the forum by the way.
I suggest posting this on microsoft's own forums, it may get a response from the engineering team.

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10 May 2010   #22


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23 Sep 2010   #23

windows 7

is there still no solution for this problem?
hoping to find one
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17 Jan 2011   #24

Windows 7 32bit
Making the windows 7 taskbar on the side thin

Try out this solution for making your windows 7 taskbar thin, its not definitive, but it certainly works out:

YouTube - How to make the Windows 7 Taskbar thin when on the side
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17 Jan 2011   #25

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

embeded it for you meoiswa,good find
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17 Jan 2011   #26

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meoiswa View Post
Try out this solution for making your windows 7 taskbar thin, its not definitive, but it certainly works out:

YouTube - How to make the Windows 7 Taskbar thin when on the side
I just tried this it worked with log off/ log on but a restart it freezes up. Use with caution
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17 Jan 2011   #27

Windows 7 32bit

Odd, it doesnt hang up to me, and yes it work with logoff login

EDIT: For some odd reason, I cant see the annotations on my own video, anyone else can?
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03 Aug 2011   #28

Windows 7 Professional x64

I know this is an old thread, but I found it when I was trying to figure this out, so here's how I got it to work. I combined @boohbah method above with a script I found to enable/disable autohide automatically at toggleTaskbarAutohide. So now I only need to have the taskbar on the side with small icons and locked.

By combining the two in a bat file which I've linked to in the startup folder (and set to start minimized), I can get my taskbar to be small on the side. Here's my bat file (assuming the toggleTaskbarAutohide is in the same folder):

toggleTaskbarAutohide /on
net stop "UxSms"
net start "UxSms"
toggleTaskbarAutohide /off
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