How to make taskbar icons smaller in Win XP

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January 23, 2011 at 15:48:52
Specs: Windows XP
Please help me make the taskbar icon smaller
and I am trying to make Windows XP look like a mac
There is no product. Type: Windows taskbar
Windows 7 only can make the taskbar icon smaller?
Please help
Just XP help.
Please post a video or a picture (Steps)

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#1
January 23, 2011 at 16:28:35
You could toggle full screen display mode on by pressing F11 - no Taskbar at all.

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#2
January 23, 2011 at 16:34:50
@Tubesandwires
Nope -- Not fullscreen problems
Taskbar problems.
Read the problem,please.

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#3
January 23, 2011 at 16:39:01
You can make some changes if you right click on the Start button, then click Properties, not sure if what you're looking for is there.

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#4
January 23, 2011 at 17:01:03
@mickllq
You are not sure!?
Here is the reason:
This computer is old and it is Windows XP
And I'm trying to make it like mac
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Great answers,but this is not what I'm looking for. Good luck! :-)

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#5
January 23, 2011 at 18:08:42
"You are not sure!?"

Yeah, I'm not sure. You want the start button, taskbar & systray icons smaller? Maybe you have the screen resolution too low? Maybe you have the DPI setting too high? I really have no idea what you're shooting for. I don't use Macs. I have no idea what a Mac desktop screen looks like or what your are trying to do to XP to make it look that way. Maybe a better question is WHY?

Try line #97:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

"This computer is old and it is Windows XP"

What does the age of computer have to do with anything?


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#6
January 23, 2011 at 18:13:16
Linux787, Right click your Taskbar and unlock it. Now just to the right of your Start button you'll see 2 perforated verticle lines, move your cursor just to the right of those verticle lines right click and choose View>Small Icons.

Tufenuf


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#7
January 23, 2011 at 18:43:04
I've never seen the large icons enabled by default?

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#8
January 23, 2011 at 18:56:26
@Tufenuf

Your idea is good,but I don't understand.
please upload an image then give it to me.


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#9
January 23, 2011 at 19:01:52
@mickliq

Please listen,mickliq,my computer donsen't mean screen resolution too low or the DPI setting too high.
I just wanted to make it smaller.

If the problem does not sloved,then we should use Windows 7.


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#10
January 23, 2011 at 19:34:04
Linux787, Look at the unlocked taskbar picture at the link below and you'll see the double perforated verticle lines to the right of the Start button and to the left of the Quick Launch area of the Taskbar.


http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_make_th...

Tufenuf


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#11
January 24, 2011 at 13:15:32
Assuming your taskbar is already set for small icons you could try this:

Right click desktop > Properties > Appearance > Advanced button.
In the Item box select Caption Buttons. If you reduce the size figure it will reduce the size of both the Taskbar and the Active Title Bar (they are linked). As a by-product the size of the icons in the taskbar will reduce too.

If we are not giving you the right answers it is either because it is not possible or your requirement needs explaining more clearly.

We all live on a ball.


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#12
January 24, 2011 at 14:13:28
"Please listen,mickliq,my computer donsen't mean screen resolution too low or the DPI setting too high.
I just wanted to make it smaller."

I can't listen, I can only read. Maybe if you would explain a little more clearly I wouldn't have to guess. So you have the screen resolution set at the native resolution for your monitor & the DPI setting is normal? All you had to do was say so.

Here are some options that can be performed with the XP taskbar, are ANY of them what you're asking about?

http://www.coolnerds.com/XP/Taskbar...

If not, simply follow the instructions supplied by Tufenuf in response # 6. Surely someone as capable as yourself can follow those instructions. I was able to do it with no problem whatsoever & I'm not nearly as smart as you.

Maybe this will explain in a way you can understand:

http://malektips.com/xp_taskbar_sta...

It's done in Vista the exact same way:

http://www.vistarevisited.com/2008/...


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#13
January 24, 2011 at 17:56:04
NO! EVERYONE DOES NOT LISTEN!
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I don't mean the icon smaller!
I mean the running icon smaller.
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Now,get it?

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#14
January 24, 2011 at 18:05:20
Linux787, Those are called Taskbar buttons not icons.

Decrease the size of the Taskbar Buttons - line 97:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

To use the VBS Files: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

Tufenuf


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#15
January 24, 2011 at 18:20:05
OK, I get it. Nobody can understand what you are saying, so this means there is something wrong with everybody else. Have you stopped to consider that as you are the common factor then you might not be explaining yourself properly?

You "now" say:
"I don't mean the icon smaller"
In your original post, title, and elsewhere it says:
"make the taskbar icon smaller"

Now, you read that lot and see if it makes sense.

So lets have another guess at what you mean. Could it be the "width" of blocks on the taskbar when a program is running or minimised (taskbar buttons) - the ones containing both a taskbar icon and some text? Or is it something else?

I appreciate that words can be difficult but that is the only thing we can go on. We have no way of knowing what you are thinking.

EDIT:
Sorry, I was typing this before the response above came in. I hope we now know what you really meant and that you have the fix in #14.

We all live on a ball.


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#16
January 28, 2011 at 19:30:17
BOO HOO HOO!
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No one listen to me!
Line #97 isn't finding what I need!
Please look at the top what I said!

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#17
January 29, 2011 at 09:11:06
Obviously nobody has a clue what you are talking about. You need to explain "properly and fully". That's how it works on a forum because we cannot see your screen or read your mind. It's pointless just sending us back again to what we clearly have not been able to understand or interpret.

If English is not your native language then it would be best to get assistance.

We all live on a ball.


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#18
February 6, 2011 at 17:34:23
Oh, now I almost get it.
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But one more: In Line #97 what do I choce?

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#19
February 6, 2011 at 19:22:12
Linux787, My Reply #14 shows exactly what to choose on line 97.

Tufenuf


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#20
February 6, 2011 at 20:15:43
@Tufenuf

Thanks,but when I restart my computer it just slow down when windows boots up!
But stall good!

Linux787's help and more!


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#21
February 6, 2011 at 20:18:57
-problem sloved!-

Comments need to lock!

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#22
February 7, 2011 at 08:09:53
If you pop back, what was the fix, post #14?

We all live on the same ball.


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#23
February 7, 2011 at 19:06:20
@Derek
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The post #14?
It is in line #94 in the site.
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Everyone stop answering quisions any more

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#24
February 7, 2011 at 19:55:39
"It is in line #94 in the site."

That should probably be

Yes, the fix was in #14, line 97 on the site.

(94 ain't the one)

The reason Derek asked is this Topic was useless until you had confirmed what you what you wanted to do.


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