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Windows 7: Unwanted Resizing of Taskbar

18 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7
Quick reply issue

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
To post your Quick Reply, click on the "Submit Reply" link below the Quick Rely box. That will save and post your reply. (And of course, you can click Preview Post if you want to preview/edit it first.)
Yupp, I got it the second time, it was just that the reply that I had taken the time to write was lost when I clicked the big orange button, which was a bit annoying.

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18 Nov 2010   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torfason View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
To post your Quick Reply, click on the "Submit Reply" link below the Quick Rely box. That will save and post your reply. (And of course, you can click Preview Post if you want to preview/edit it first.)
Yupp, I got it the second time, it was just that the reply that I had taken the time to write was lost when I clicked the big orange button, which was a bit annoying.
I know, that IS very annoying. After having had that happen to me a number of times, I have recently started highlighting and copying my reply just before I hit Submit or Preview. That way, I don't have to go through that, especially with some of our long posts. It may take an extra second or two, but it also saves me a lot of grief!
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26 Nov 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Whoa, that is what I call goint off-topic, we're talking about reply button now.. lol.

Well, going back to topic, I have the exact same problem, and I found this by searching for a solution to it.

I have my taskbar to the left, auto-hide and 6 "small icons of width". On my PC it keeps on resizing to the width of one icon, and it does that quite often. On my notebook however, it never happens.

Has anyone found a solution yet?
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30 Nov 2010   #14

Win7 Ultimate x64 7601

+1 for this problem, its pretty annoying...
It does it for me when apps turn off Aero, and turn it back on again after closing, it shrinks back to a tiny width.
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02 Dec 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

TIP: Someone else on another forum said that installing the software Classical Start Menu would solve the issue, I have tried personally and it didn't work, but there are others who said it did.

So I leave this as a suggestion, might be it works for some.
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04 Jan 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I'm also having this problem. Every single time I resume from hibernation, my taskbar shrinks back to being an icon width. It's extremely irritating but I can't find any way to keep it from happening.
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28 Feb 2012   #17

Windows 7 Pro 64

I think I have a workaround for this bug.

I always configure my taskbar this way (left, auto-hide, locked) as well and I have seen the same behavior, but only on some of my systems. I noticed that the systems that work correctly have a "Links" toolbar activated on the taskbar. Once I activated that toolbar (and configured it for small icons and added a link to it) I no longer saw the problem.

NOTE: Just activating the Links toolbar didn't seem to be enough. I also had to switch the view to small icons on the Links toolbar and a link with a name, e.g. "Test Link". I also turn off the text label "Links" but I doubt that matters. Also I run Windows Classic theme but I doubt that matters either.

I'm guessing that this change ensures that there is at least one wide element on the taskbar. If Windows sees there are none, it tries to optimize the display of the taskbar by shrinking it down.

Hope this helps.
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04 Mar 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 SP1
Langauge bar?

Hi all. I registered just now because this is my pet problem with Win 7. Here’s what I know from my experience:

Taskbar left side, 6 icons wide, Autohide on, Locked. Toolbars used are: iTunes, Quick Launch and the Language bar. I also have two programmes Pinned to the Taskbar. The Taskbar resizes itself:

-When alt-tabbing between a full-screen game/prog (prog even using desktop resolution etc),
-When exiting certain older game or programmes that use the full screen, or even full-screen Windowed. By ‘older’ I mean as recently as a few years ago.

I don’t use sleep, suspend or hibernate options, so I can’t comment on that.

I also had this problem with XP, and the problem then was caused by my Language bar (as someone stated above). I work as an editor of translations, so I keep my Language bar on all the time – there are certain situations where the keyboard shortcut doesn’t work (Gmail in Firefox particularly doesn’t like it!). Anyway, in XP it was the Language bar that was causing the problem, I don’t know why, but turning it off stopped the re-sizing problem. In Win 7, it doesn’t help me, but maybe it’s something to consider for you guys?

At any rate, I hope they sort this out one day. It seems to me to be a ‘legacy bug’.
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27 Feb 2014   #19

Windows 7
Partial workaround

Have the same bloody problem!
As mentioned by @clippee, setting Links toolbar to small icons with Text (label) helps a bit, after hibernation the toolbar is displayed, but still narrower than I set. Partial workaround.
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18 Nov 2014   #20

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Thank to all the people have contributed to resolve this problem that was also mine (since Win XP I was used to have the bar on the left). I've resolved with your tips, but I would like to add a little contribution.
Just to have the workaround more effective, try locating the Address toolbar, instead Link toolbar, in the bottom-left, near the Tray-bar.
The Address toolbar is resizeable, does not depend on the text and size of icon like the Link toolbar. So the overall bar dimension won't resize at every hibernation.
Good luck.
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