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Windows 7: Taskbar arrangement

16 Feb 2010   #1
TVZ

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar arrangement

I always keep my taskbar along the left side of my screen. With Vista, I kept it wide enough to arrange my program icons in rows of 3, so I could fit all that I commonly use and see them all at once. With W7, I can't get them other than one single row; then you have to use the bar at the bottom to see the rest that don't fit. Can I do it my old way with W7?
THANKS!
TVZ


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16 Feb 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello TVZ, welcome to Seven Forums.


I just did this but I think it's because I have the "Computer" icon added to the taskbar, just experiment with it.

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

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17 Feb 2010   #3
TVZ

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Bare Foot, but I may be dense--I don't see anything about how to make it so you can fit more program icons in the taskbar, visible all the time. Mine will only form a single row, then they overflow to another row that you have to scroll to see. Vista wasn't like this, at least on my computer. Do you know how to change this?
THANKS AGAIN
TVZ
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17 Feb 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


Like I said I believe I could do it is because I had added the "Computer" icon on the taskbar, I used the separator to drag them to how they are in the snip; that's why I added the link to the tutorial, if you want to have a play with it.
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17 Feb 2010   #5
DanP

Windows 7
 
 

You can drag the taskbar to be two rows high. This way, you'll see twice the icons. Of course, this takes a bit more real estate, but I'm just accustomed to working that way since XP...
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