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Windows 7: Size of Desktop Toolbar on locked taskbar

03 May 2010   #1

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Size of Desktop Toolbar on locked taskbar

Hey all,

Need a little help here. I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 [Asus K501N]. Old laptop was a MacBook Pro, and I have to say I'm loving Windows 7 so far.

One little minor annoyance that I can't seem to fix. I like having the Desktop toolbar on my taskbar right next to the Start Menu, and then all my program taskbar buttons beside that. I have the same thing set up on my XP machine at work.

Problem is, when I lock the toolbar, the size of the dividers makes the Desktop taskbar stick out a bit, to show some of the child items. I've attached an image to hopefully illustrate what I mean.

So I need help finding out how I can get the Desktop toolbar to have the expanding arrow right flush with the end of the text. Any clues?!

Thanks in advance

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03 May 2010   #2
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Hmm, this is probably not the right procedure but it works for me:

1. I move a couple of icons from the notification area into the "box" behind the little arrow (just drag it over).
2. then I unlock the taskbar and move the toolbar name with the double arrow on the dividers such that the bit of folder is no more visible
3. I lock the taskbar - a bit of the folder is still visible
4. I drag the notification icons from the "box" back onto the taskbar - now the folder bits have disappeared

Not a very geeky way of doing things, but it seems to work - at least for me. They apparently need a little "push" from the right side.
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