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Windows 7: Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons

08 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7

Hello Everyone,

I just found this link in google be it will help you for the date and time with small icons...

Date Format - Change

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22 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7
Big bar + date

If you want the date, you can make your taskbar larger - then it will show the date, even if you have small icons.

Like attached:

I do prefer the task bar on the right hand though ever since I'm used to having a netbook.
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16 Aug 2012   #12

windows 7 ultimate 32bit

I'm using windows 7 ultimate 32 bit with ie9. I've tried all of the tips for increasing the icon size on the taskbar but none of them work. Do you have any other suggestions on how to make them larger?
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16 Aug 2012   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Paty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of your taskbar with the icons you want to increase the size of outlined just to help make sure these are the same icons that the tutorial are referring to?

If they are not, then we may be able to suggest something else that may work instead.
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10 Feb 2014   #14

Windows 7 32bit

To toggle the size of the toolbar within the user's account, you could create a batch file from this:
reg query HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v TaskbarSmallIcons | find "0x0"
If %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 goto turnon
IF %ERRORLEVEL% == 1 goto turnoff
goto end
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v TaskbarSmallIcons /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
goto end
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v TaskbarSmallIcons /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
goto end
taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe
To make the size of the toolbar smaller for a user from a separate administrator account use this:
reg.exe load HKLM\TempHive "C:\Documents and Settings\User\NTUSER.DAT"
reg add "HKLM\TempHive\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v TaskbarSmallIcons /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg.exe unload HKLM\TempHive
Just change "User" to whatever the name of the user (or user folder name) is. I'm not sure about the clock issue.

Attached Files
File Type: bat Taskbar Size Toggle.bat (536 Bytes, 200 views)
File Type: bat small_taskbar_icons.bat (237 Bytes, 274 views)
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