Quote: Originally Posted by sicklyslick
i meant cant we change the the recycle bin icon (like use a different icon, not using the small icon option) that is 40pixels high? would that solve the problem?
No matter what is the size of the icon if you set large icons the height of the task bar is increased and the gap will always be there.
As a proof try to enable the toolbar "links" that by default is empty and set large icons. The gap will be created. And btw the gap disappears magically if you unlock the toolbar, increase height, move it to the opposite side of the screen, resize it to minimum height and move it back to the original position. The problem is that when you reboot the gap reappears.
So it is a stupid bug that was reported to microsoft before the final release.
This and the fact that you can't pin whatever you want to the taskbar (among the other problems) shows that microsoft programmers are not passionate about what they do.