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Windows 7: 2 Row Taskbar Items Don't Line Up

22 Oct 2009   #1
phaze3131

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2 Row Taskbar Items Don't Line Up

Hey guys, I have a very annoying problem that probably has an easy fix that I just can't figure out. I have to select the option to "Never Combine" taskbar items.

So when I have it set on 2 rows, they do not line up. They always lined up in XP and I'm sure its an easy fix, I mean it has to be why would they change something for the worse right?

Thanks all!

Travis


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23 Oct 2009   #2
phaze3131

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hm

so noones has this problem and its just me?
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24 Oct 2009   #3
phaze3131

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maybe its just a bug in my version of windows 7 prof huh weird
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24 Oct 2009   #4
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phaze3131 View Post
maybe its just a bug in my version of windows 7 prof huh weird
Can you please post a screenshot so we can see for ourselves?
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24 Oct 2009   #5
usasma
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It happens on my copy if I select never combine - but that's because the pinned icons force an offset of a different size.

Try it without any pinned icons to see if that helps.
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24 Oct 2009   #6
phaze3131

C:\Documents and Settings\admin\My Documents\mypics\travisblog.jpg
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
It happens on my copy if I select never combine - but that's because the pinned icons force an offset of a different size.

Try it without any pinned icons to see if that helps.
No I haven't had any pinned programs at all.

here is a scren shot:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...12/Capture.jpg


Just really weird why they would change something for the worse from XP it just doesn't make any sense to me.
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24 Oct 2009   #7
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phaze3131 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
It happens on my copy if I select never combine - but that's because the pinned icons force an offset of a different size.

Try it without any pinned icons to see if that helps.
No I haven't had any pinned programs at all.

here is a scren shot:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...12/Capture.jpg


Just really weird why they would change something for the worse from XP it just doesn't make any sense to me.
Well, for starters, you're not going to have this problems if you switch back to the default Windows theme (preferably with Aero turned on). From your screenshot, you're on Classic, which doesn't work very well with the newer features of Windows 7 Taskbar...
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24 Oct 2009   #8
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phaze3131 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
It happens on my copy if I select never combine - but that's because the pinned icons force an offset of a different size.

Try it without any pinned icons to see if that helps.
No I haven't had any pinned programs at all.

here is a scren shot:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...12/Capture.jpg


Just really weird why they would change something for the worse from XP it just doesn't make any sense to me.
Because that is not the way the taskbar is intended to be used. Yes, it's an option, but not the ideal one.
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27 Oct 2009   #9
phaze3131

C:\Documents and Settings\admin\My Documents\mypics\travisblog.jpg
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phaze3131 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
It happens on my copy if I select never combine - but that's because the pinned icons force an offset of a different size.

Try it without any pinned icons to see if that helps.
No I haven't had any pinned programs at all.

here is a scren shot:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...12/Capture.jpg


Just really weird why they would change something for the worse from XP it just doesn't make any sense to me.
Because that is not the way the taskbar is intended to be used. Yes, it's an option, but not the ideal one.
Oh ok so where is the option I can't find how to get the taskbar to display normally like it XP so everything is lined up...
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27 Oct 2009   #10
phaze3131

C:\Documents and Settings\admin\My Documents\mypics\travisblog.jpg
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phaze3131 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
It happens on my copy if I select never combine - but that's because the pinned icons force an offset of a different size.

Try it without any pinned icons to see if that helps.
No I haven't had any pinned programs at all.

here is a scren shot:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...12/Capture.jpg


Just really weird why they would change something for the worse from XP it just doesn't make any sense to me.
Well, for starters, you're not going to have this problems if you switch back to the default Windows theme (preferably with Aero turned on). From your screenshot, you're on Classic, which doesn't work very well with the newer features of Windows 7 Taskbar...
I obviously don't like the new taskbar or aero or I would be using it already obviously.
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