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26 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
having windows 7 issues.

when i move the task bar to the top of the screen it is thick and fat.... it is double the average width. like 2 "layers". and the reason why is because now the date shows underneath the clock.

i don't like this!!

i already made sure that the properties are set for the taskbar to show only small icons. nothing.

and i even changed the notifications properties to not show anything at all in the system tray and all it did was make it all blank, still fat and 2 layers wide.

here's the weird part: when i move the taskbar to the BOTTOM its skinny and perfect. just how i want it. no date. but when moved back to the top its fat again. HELP!!

how do i keep the skinny taskbar even at the top??


i tried to just drag it smaller. it will not allow me to do that and the task bar is NOT locked. i can only make it even bigger but no smaller than the 2 layers.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2010   #2

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Selecting small taskbar icons does not change Quick Launch toolbar icon size, that must be separately done inside Quick Launch (unlock taskbar, right click empty spot in QL, select View > Small Icons).

Here a taskbar with small icons but big QL icons:

having windows 7 issues.-taskbar_size_1.png

Here both taskbar and QL with small icons:

having windows 7 issues.-taskbar_size_2.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec

 having windows 7 issues.

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