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Windows 7: Can't add more icons to Taskbar

18 Nov 2009   #1
toglenn

win 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 
Can't add more icons to Taskbar

I seem to be limited to how many icons I can add to the Taskbar. Unlike XP where I had many icons in the Quick Launch bar, Win 7's Taskbar limits me to about 14 icons. If I use the right click menu and choose "Pin to Taskbar" the icon is not displayed although the right click menu now displays "Unpin from Taskbar".

Dragging short cuts to the Taskbar is refused. Yes the Taskbar is unlocked and expanding the Taskbar does not allow more icons to be displayed.

I've tried several searches but have not found a solution.

toglenn


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18 Nov 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Right-click on the taskbar and click on Properties. Then choose "Combine when taskbar is full".
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18 Nov 2009   #3
toglenn

win 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 
Still have problem

Thanks for the suggestion but it does not help. I still have the same problem.

toglenn
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18 Nov 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you find an empty space on the task bar and right click, is it locked; if so unlock? Hope that works.
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18 Nov 2009   #5
toglenn

win 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 
Yes, it's unlocked

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you find an empty space on the task bar and right click, is it locked; if so unlock? Hope that works.
Yes as I stated in original post the Taskbar is unlocked.
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18 Nov 2009   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Could you please post a screenshot of your desktop?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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18 Nov 2009   #7
toglenn

win 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 
Screen Shot as Requested

Here is the screen shot;

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18 Nov 2009   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The same thing happens to me. I can pin 15 items, no more. Perhaps there is an upper limit to how many icons can be pinned?
Nevermind, I made a mistake. I can pin a lot more than 15.
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18 Nov 2009   #9
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

should be no limits. Did you install/uninstall stuff before you noticed the limit?

system restore & repair install - good friends to have.
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18 Nov 2009   #10
toglenn

win 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 
Always had Limited Icon Display

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
should be no limits. Did you install/uninstall stuff before you noticed the limit?

system restore & repair install - good friends to have.
I first installed Win 7 Beta, then Win 7 RC and then did a complete new install on a new solid state hard drive with full version of Windows 7 Professional and I've always had the same problem. During the Win 7 RC installation I replaced the motherboard, processor, memory, power supply, keyboard, case and monitor.No matter what I've tried I can never excede 14 icons.

Some working Taskbar icons are programs and some are folders. What I can't understand is why an icon is indicated as pinned (as in right click menu displaying the "unpin" option) but is not displayed.
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