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Changing icon size

Is it possible to change the size of icons on the WinXP task bar?  I know how to make the task bar wider but that has no effect on the size of the icons on the bar.

John

 

My computer:  Dimension 4700, WinXP Pro SP3,  2.8gh Pentium 4 CPU, 3 gb RAM, 160 gb  hard drive, CD/DVD drive.

 

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Re: Changing icon size

Bit of Googling (5 minutes, tops) found a neat trick:

Right click blank area of desktop - Properties to get the Display Properties window.  Then open Appearance tab,  and click Advanced button.    In the dropdown menu, select Caption Buttons, then you can adjust the size (I think the default is 35).    Then Apply and OK.    Probably want to save that setting under Themes too.

EDIT:  There is another way, but it makes the icons pretty big:    Right click the taskbar,  and uncheck "lock the taskbar" if it's on.   Then right-click again and "View" should be the first line in the menu, which gives option for Large or Small icons.


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Re: Changing icon size

Alexandra,

Thanks.

John

John

 

My computer:  Dimension 4700, WinXP Pro SP3,  2.8gh Pentium 4 CPU, 3 gb RAM, 160 gb  hard drive, CD/DVD drive.

 

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Re: Changing icon size

Well, it's been a week or so and this make-larger works- every time I do it, which is daily.   

I unlock the taskbar, change the sizes, relock the taskbar.  Then I do it again the next day because the change doesn't last- neither my change to widen the task bar or to make the icons bigger.

John

John

 

My computer:  Dimension 4700, WinXP Pro SP3,  2.8gh Pentium 4 CPU, 3 gb RAM, 160 gb  hard drive, CD/DVD drive.

 

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Re: Changing icon size

Never mind.  I tried the selection on the task bar.  The icons are very large but I'll see if I can live with them.  I wonder if Windows 7 might offer a MEDIUM size selection for task bar icons.    

 

John

 

My computer:  Dimension 4700, WinXP Pro SP3,  2.8gh Pentium 4 CPU, 3 gb RAM, 160 gb  hard drive, CD/DVD drive.

 

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