Currently when moving the taskbar to the left side, the thinnest you can make it is to have 2 system icons side by side on the bottom. I'm trying to get the taskbar to have show only 1 system icon. I've discovered through trial and error a way to have this happen but it isn't a permanent fix.
Here are the steps:
1.) Make the taskbar as thin as it will go normally.
2.) Lock the taskbar, turn on auto-hide, and turn on small icons
3.) Open up a full screen game. (I've only had it work with War3-Frozen Throne and Starcraft. Didn't work with CS:S)
4.) Close the game and the bar should be thin.
What is normally there:
What I want to make permanent:
I hope I was clear enough for someone to find a solution.