Taskbar customization

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  1. stuigi

    stuigi New Member

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    Is there any way to change the icon spacing in the taskbar. I find the icons to be spaced too far apart
     
  2. doublea

    doublea New Member

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    You could use small icons it gives it a win vista feel. And the icons would be closer togeher. Though I'm sure this is not what you are looking for.
     
  3. stuigi

    stuigi New Member

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    I was just hping there was a way of spacing the taskbar icons like you can space the desktop icons. I will have to start hunting the registry
     
  4. ups

    ups New Member

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    Not that much!
    Actually, i think this problem is much worse when using small icons. The space around it actually takes almost the same amount of space of the icon itself (so doubling the needed space).

    A regedit fix for this would be excelent, but I hadn't had any luck so far.
     
  5. moosc

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    any way to to add the off and restart hack like i ve done on vista and xp
     
  6. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    There's a way to make the icons small, I just forget how. lol
     
  7. Flores

    Flores New Member

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    I agree with you. It apart each other too far and we cannot change that.

    Other problem is: Even we lock the taskbar, we can still remove or unpin those icons. I experience that. lost that icon by accident.


    cheers!
     
  8. JeremyJukes

    JeremyJukes Senior Member

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    Windows 7 Taskbar Icon spacing

    I too feel that the icon spacing in the taskbar (64 bit Windows 7) is too far apart. I understand that the taskbar design serves a dual purpose - quick launch and 'open' apps. However it looks very odd and there should be a way to squeeze them closer together.
     
  9. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I believe it's only available if you choose the Windows basic theme.

    Yes, you have to use the Basic theme, then click the Windows Color box and you can change the Icon Spacing here.

    You loose all Aero effects however.
     
  10. delice

    delice New Member

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    THE GOOD OL' QUICK LAUNCH SOLUTION;

    1.Right click on the taskbar
    2.Select : Toolbars--->"New Toolbar"
    3.Enter this line in the folder line : %SystemDrive%\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
    4.Make sure the right folder appeared on the list, then press "Select Folder"
    5.Unlock the taskbar

    Voila! Seems like you got the good ol' quick launch bar :)

    First; remove all your win7 default quick launch icons one by one with right clicking on them and "remove from taskbar" or such...Than, right click on ur good ol' quick launch bar and uncheck the rows which are "show text" and "show title", now you should have the icons only, like the old way. (btw make sure you selected "small icons" during the process, or keep it big if you like it so, i'd guess you like it small due to your spacing obsession:))

    Now is the frustrating part...You can do it at the first time or 10., but all you need to do is now hold the "left seperator" with holding left click and lean/push the seperator to the start button and cause it make a jump and switch side up to the next to right bottom icons. If you manage to do that, hold the right seperator and push the icons to the start button, than lock the taskbar...Woosh...What an effort...:) (My friend told me that he adjusted the seperators the other way around, and managed to achieve the same look so try all the way around till you get the exact old quick launch look, good luck)

    CONCLUSION:
    http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/7503/taskforce.jpg
     
  11. Rick Stockton

    Rick Stockton New Member

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    Delice,

    That is an AMAZING solution. Really good work! I was so impressed I created a sign-on just to thank you.

    My new Windows 7 machine is a joy --- except for a few minor little points. And you just solved one of them.

    Rick

    :eek:
     

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