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Windows 7: Change Icon size in Quicklaunch

23 Aug 2013   #1
DaveTief

win 7
 
 
Change Icon size in Quicklaunch

I'm trying to get my first win 7 system set up. And quite frustrated. I've found the usual "large Icon / Small Icon" setting. It's already on small for the task bar. Those are the size I want, just like I had them in XP. After a lot of confusion & searching I finally found I had to enable quicklaunch, and did so. But the smegging icons are 2-3 times the size of the task bar ones. Secondary annoyance I have: I prefer the task bar vertically on the left of the screen. It won't get nice and narrow like it did in win XP. Is there any fix for this? Thank you, Dave


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23 Aug 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dave, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to help ID any possible unknown issues.

You should be able to use step 7 in Option One of the tutorial below to use small icons in Quick Launch.
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
The taskbar will not be as thin when moved to a side than it was on the bottom of your desktop. About all you can do is resize the taskbar as thin as will allow.
Taskbar - Resize
Hope this may help some for now,
Shawn
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23 Aug 2013   #3
DaveTief

win 7
 
 

Here is a screen shot.

Tried step 7. The choice for small icon is already checked...


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23 Aug 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Dave,

It looks like you still have "Large Icons" checked for Quick Launch. Be sure that you right click on the line just above "Quick Launch" at the top of your screenshot.

Here's what mine looks like for this to help.

Change Icon size in Quicklaunch-ql.jpg


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23 Aug 2013   #5
DaveTief

win 7
 
 

Yep, that was it. The view thing at the top of the menu. Silly me, I was going down to properties... Now to get it narrow.. Somewhere I came across something about it being stopped from going narrower for touch screens. Stupid, since not everyone is going to use touch screens...
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23 Aug 2013   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi Dave Tief, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Your screenshot shows very clearly the Quick Launch icons are large, and that Quick Launch is set to show title (Quick Launch) as well as application titles (Text). To change icons small, you need to first unlock the Taskbar, as the Quick Launch options are only visible when you right click an empty spot inside Quick Launch area on an unlocked Taskbar:
Change Icon size in Quicklaunch-2013-08-23_232025.png
When you have the correct settings, lock the Taskbar again.

Please notice the icon size set in Taskbar properties has nothing to do with Quick Launch icon size.

Here the same Quick Launch as in above screenshot, this time with small icons:
Change Icon size in Quicklaunch-2013-08-23_232432.png
Kari


EDIT: Too late, I noticed Brink already told the same .


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