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Windows 7: Taskbar icon spacing


25 Oct 2009   #1

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Taskbar icon spacing

Under Vista I had 6 or so icons in the Taskbar at the lower left. The icons were nestled together in a tight bunch--out of the way. However, under Windows 7 and using small icons in the Taskbar, the OS seems to be placing open space borders on each side of each icon resulting in a relatively huge footprint for each icon. The result is that 2 icons take up the same space that 6 did under Vista. Is there something that I'm missing that will get rid of all this wasted 'air' space between the icons?

Thanks,

Mark


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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

It looks like you are talking about quick lanuch in Vista
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

As for the spacing...that is the default spacing in Windows 7...and I haven't yet seen a way to change it
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26 Oct 2009   #3
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markg2 View Post
Under Vista I had 6 or so icons in the Taskbar at the lower left. The icons were nestled together in a tight bunch--out of the way. However, under Windows 7 and using small icons in the Taskbar, the OS seems to be placing open space borders on each side of each icon resulting in a relatively huge footprint for each icon. The result is that 2 icons take up the same space that 6 did under Vista. Is there something that I'm missing that will get rid of all this wasted 'air' space between the icons?

Thanks,

Mark
Please use the Windows 7 snipping tool to post a snip of the offending task bar.

I don't know about the spacing you describe, but the buttons are supposed to be square true buttons with multi-function l/r click & hover, more like a static rocketdock which can dock any program/utility, so Vista does not compare.
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26 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Yes the buttons are square and yes you can right click them but the real estate that the buttons consume is what I find problematic. I was hoping to at least find a way to have them stack upon themselves and expand up or down upon hover--

Mark


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