Thursday, October 13, 2011

Adjusting Windows Task bar size: In Windows 7

In Windows 7, the usual size of the Windows Taskbar is a bit larger than usual. This takes some extra space at the bottom of the computer screen. This makes selecting the applications easier as the buttons are bigger. However for those who are using smaller screens this may be a bit annoying as it takes more space on the screen. If you want you can make the size of the taskbar smaller by following the steps below.
  1. In a blank space in the taskbar right click and select properties.
  2. You will see the ‘Taskbar and Start Menu Properties’ dialog box with many tabs.
  3. Here click ‘Use small icons’ and select it.
  4. Now click OK and close the dialog box.
Now the task bar will occupy smaller space. If you want you can also hide the task bar when not required. If you want to hide the task bar, in step 2 above, select the ‘Taskbar’tab, and in ‘Taskbar appearance’, select ‘Autohide the taskbar’. If you choose this, if you bring the mouse to the bottom of the screen the taskbar will appear and if you move away from the task bar, it will be hidden.

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