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Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Change Margin Size

How to Change Margin Size of Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
01 May 2010
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How to Change Margin Size of Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7 and Windows 8


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This will show you how to set the left, right, top, and bottom margin size to what you would like for the taskbar thumbnail previews in Windows 7 and Windows 8. You will not be able to have smaller margin sizes than the default size.

This will only affect the current user that this is applied in.

EXAMPLE: Taskbar Thumbnail Previews Default and Changed Margins
NOTE: This is an example thumbnail previews of the Internet Explorer icon and Regedit with all margins set to 50 pixels.
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OPTION ONE
Change Taskbar Thumbnail Preview Margins using a REG File

NOTE: If you would like to use a custom size of your own, then you will need to do OPTION TWO below to make the changes.
1. To Set All Margins for Taskbar Thumbnail Previews to 50 Pixels
A) Click on the download button below to download the
Set_Taskbar_Thumbnail_Previews_Margins_50.reg file.
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Undo All Margin Changes for Taskbar Thumbnail Previews
A) Click on the download button below to download the
Undo_Taskbar_Thumbnail_Previews_Margin_Changes.reg file.
download
3. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file(s) if you like.





OPTION TWO
Change Taskbar Thumbnail Preview Margins in Registry Editor
1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap on OK.

2. In regedit, go to: (see screenshot below)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband
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3. To Set the Left Margin Size for Taskbar Thumbnail Previews
A) In the right pane of Taskband, right click on a empty space and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (see screenshot below)
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B) Type LeftMarginPx and press enter, then right click on LeftMarginPx and click on Modify. (see screenshot below)
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C) Select (dot) Decimal, then type in how many pixels (ex: 50) you want the margin size to be and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Increase (larger margin) or decrease (smaller margin) the pixel number to adjust the size to how you would like it.
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4. To Set the Right Margin Size for Taskbar Thumbnail Previews -
A) In the right pane of Taskband, right click on a empty space and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (see screenshot below step 3A)

B) Type RightMarginPx and press enter, then right click on RightMarginPx and click on Modify. (see screenshot below step 3B)

C) Select (dot) Decimal, then type in how many pixels (ex: 50) you want the margin size to be and click on OK. (see screenshot below step 3C)
NOTE: Increase (larger margin) or decrease (smaller margin) the pixel number to adjust the size to how you would like it.
5. To Set the Top Margin Size for Taskbar Thumbnail Previews
A) In the right pane of Taskband, right click on a empty space and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (see screenshot below step 3A)

B) Type TopMarginPx and press enter, then right click on TopMarginPx and click on Modify. (see screenshot below step 3B)

C) Select (dot) Decimal, then type in how many pixels (ex: 50) you want the margin size to be and click on OK. (see screenshot below step 3C)
NOTE: Increase (larger margin) or decrease (smaller margin) the pixel number to adjust the size to how you would like it.
6. To Set the Bottom Margin Size for Taskbar Thumbnail Previews
A) In the right pane of Taskband, right click on a empty space and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (see screenshot below step 3A)

B) Type BottomMarginPx and press enter, then right click on BottomMarginPx and click on Modify. (see screenshot below step 3B)

C) Select (dot) Decimal, then type in how many pixels (ex: 50) you want the margin size to be and click on OK. (see screenshot below step 3C)
NOTE: Increase (larger margin) or decrease (smaller margin) the pixel number to adjust the size to how you would like it.
7. To Undo Taskbar Thumbnail Previews Margin Changes
A) In the right pane of Taskband, select and right click on one or more of LeftMarginPx, RightMarginPx, TopMarginPx, and/or BottomMarginPx that you want to undo. Click on Delete. (see screenshot below)
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B) Click on Yes to approve deletion. (see screenshot below)
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8. Close regedit.

9. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
That's it,
Shawn







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