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    Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons

    How to Use Small or Large Icons on the Windows 7 Taskbar
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    How to Use Small or Large Icons on the Windows 7 Taskbar


       Information
    This will show you how to set the Windows 7 taskbar to display with either small or large icons.
       Tip
    Microsoft has made available a hotfix that will resolve a problem where the taskbar customizations are lost and reset to defaults when automatic logon is enabled in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. More details are available at FIX: The Taskbar is reset to the default settings when you use the "Automatically Log On" feature in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2.

    EXAMPLE: Taskbar with Large Icons
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    EXAMPLE: Taskbar with Small Icons



    OPTION ONE

    Through Taskbar Properties


    1. Right click on a empty space on the taskbar and click on Properties.

    2. To Use Small Icons on the Taskbar
    A) Check the Use small icons box. (see screenshot below step 3A)

    B) Go to step 4.
    3. To Use Large Icons on the Taskbar
    A) Uncheck the Use small icons box. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-properties.jpg
    4. Click on OK. (See screenshot above)



    OPTION TWO

    Using a REG file Download


    1. To Use Small Icons on the Taskbar
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Small_Icons_for_Taskbar.reg
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Use Large Icons on the Taskbar
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    Large_Icons_for_Taskbar.reg
    3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

    4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

    6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

    7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    OPTION THREE

    Manually in Registry Editor


    1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

    2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

    3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
    Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-reg-1.jpg
    4. In the right pane of Advanced, right click on TaskbarSmallIcons and click on Modify. (see screenshot above)

    5. To Use Large Icons on the Taskbar
    A) Type 0 (number zero), and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-reg-2.jpg
    B) Go to step 7.
    6. To Use Small Icons on the Taskbar
    A) Type 1, and click on OK. (see screenshot above)
    7. Close regedit.

    8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.
    That's it,
    Shawn










  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    I dislike large icons but wish to view the date. Any way to that?
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  2. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #2

    rwideman said:
    I dislike large icons but wish to view the date. Any way to that?
    I guess the date can be seen in both large and small icons.
    What exactly do you want?
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  3. Posts : 18,404
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #3

    dinesh said:
    I guess the date can be seen in both large and small icons.
    What exactly do you want?

    No, it can't. If you use large icons which is the big taskbar it will show the date under the clock all the time, if you use small icons which is the small taskbar, it will only show the clock. But you can mouse over the time and it will show the date.


    He wants to use small taskbar but have the clock show as well as the date without mousing over the clock. I don't think you can have both. You can use a date/time gadget.
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  4. Posts : 656
    Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
       #4

    Airbot said:
    No, it can't. If you use large icons which is the big taskbar it will show the date under the clock all the time, if you use small icons which is the small taskbar, it will only show the clock. But you can mouse over the time and it will show the date.


    He wants to use small taskbar but have the clock show as well as the date without mousing over the clock. I don't think you can have both. You can use a date/time gadget.
    I have both the time and date with small icons??

    Screenshots here
    Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-capture.jpg Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-capture2.jpg
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  5. Posts : 18,404
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #5

    Well yes, but your taskbar is still big. It's not like this, which is what he probably is using. But I guess we'll find out from him or not if he doesn't care about the size of the taskbar, and just the icons. :)

    Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-taskbar.jpg
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  6. Posts : 656
    Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
       #6

    Airbot said:
    Well yes, but your taskbar is still big. It's not like this, which is what he probably is using. But I guess we'll find out from him or not if he doesn't care about the size of the taskbar, and just the icons. :)

    Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons-taskbar.jpg
    I know its not as small as yours that is only cos the time and date pushes it up more but still using small icons

    in your other post you were saying that you cant use small icons and still show both time and date.. unless im mistaken?
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  7. Posts : 18,404
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #7

    I took the assumption he wants to use the small taskbar and not the big one. You can't get the date and time to both show on the small taskbar, can you? Maybe I should of gave a better explanation in my original post. But like I said, we'll find out if he doesn't care his taskbar is big and just wants small icons, regardless of the size of the taskbar.
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  8. Posts : 656
    Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
       #8

    Airbot said:
    I took the assumption he wants to use the small taskbar and not the big one. You can't get the date and time to both show on the small taskbar, can you? Maybe I should of gave a better explanation in my original post. But like I said, we'll find out if he doesn't care his taskbar is big and just wants small icons, regardless of the size of the taskbar.
    Your right

    Small task = small icons (time only)
    big task = small icons (or big) with both time and date
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  9. Posts : 20
    Win7 Ultimate 32bit
       #9

    nice 1..
    I too don't like the large icons here !
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