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Task bar size

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Howard Brazee, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Howard Brazee

    Howard Brazee Flightless Bird

    I like having my task bar two layers deep. This tends to last a
    couple of weeks and then I boot up and it's one layer deep again.

    I wonder why it doesn't always remember where I put it?

    --
    "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
    than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
    to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

    - James Madison
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    It's those damn kids!

    Howard Brazee wrote:
    > I like having my task bar two layers deep. This tends to last a
    > couple of weeks and then I boot up and it's one layer deep again.
    >
    > I wonder why it doesn't always remember where I put it?
     
  3. boatman312

    boatman312 Flightless Bird

    On 1/11/2010 11:06 AM, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > It's those damn kids!
    >
    > Howard Brazee wrote:
    >> I like having my task bar two layers deep. This tends to last a
    >> couple of weeks and then I boot up and it's one layer deep again.
    >>
    >> I wonder why it doesn't always remember where I put it?


    Is the task bar locked?
     
  4. Howard Brazee

    Howard Brazee Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:36:47 -0500, boatman312 <eracars@gmail.com>
    wrote:

    >On 1/11/2010 11:06 AM, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >> It's those damn kids!
    >>
    >> Howard Brazee wrote:
    >>> I like having my task bar two layers deep. This tends to last a
    >>> couple of weeks and then I boot up and it's one layer deep again.
    >>>
    >>> I wonder why it doesn't always remember where I put it?

    >
    >Is the task bar locked?


    Nope.

    --
    "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
    than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
    to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

    - James Madison
     
  5. The Mak

    The Mak Flightless Bird

    "Howard Brazee" wrote:

    > I like having my task bar two layers deep. This tends to last a
    > couple of weeks and then I boot up and it's one layer deep again.
    >
    > I wonder why it doesn't always remember where I put it?
    >
    > --
    > "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
    > than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
    > to the legislature, and not to the executive department."
    >
    > - James Madison
    > .
    >

    I have been running into the same issue, but I think I found a solution.

    To make sure this works for you, set your taskbar to the size you want.
    Open up Display Properties (right click in open space on desktop and select
    properties). Go to Appearance Tab and select the button labeled Advanced
    which when clicked, opens up the window Advanced Appearance. Do not change
    anything just hit OK, then hit OK in the Display Properties Window. A small
    window with the Windows XP theme saying Please Wait should pop up and
    disappear after a short period. Did your taskbar resize to the default size?

    If it did NOT resize, then I have no solution for you, sorry.

    If it DID resize, reset the taskbar to the size you want, go back to the
    Advanced Appearance window (Display Properties Window -> Appearance Tab ->
    Hit Advanced Button) and in the pull down list labeled Item:, select Caption
    Buttons. For the size make sure it is a multiple of 6 (6, 12, 18, 24, etc.).
    The default size is 18. Hit OK, then hit OK in the Display Properties
    Window. A small window with the Windows XP theme saying Please Wait should
    pop up and disappear after a short period. Did your taskbar remain the size
    you wanted?

    If so, you are in business. Restart and make sure it stays the same size.

    If not, then I suggest you reset to a default theme and play around with the
    sizes in the Advanced Appearance Tab.

    Good Luck.

    ps. I am using the Windows Classic Style windows and buttons I looked up
    Windows XP style and the Caption Buttons has a default size of 25. You may
    want to play around with this value if you are using XP look for buttons.
    Also your taskbar icons may look very pixilated. Try restarting and see if
    they look better after that.
     
  6. Howard Brazee

    Howard Brazee Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 6 Feb 2010 10:11:01 -0800, The Mak <The
    Mak@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I have been running into the same issue, but I think I found a solution.
    >
    >To make sure this works for you, set your taskbar to the size you want.
    >Open up Display Properties (right click in open space on desktop and select
    >properties). Go to Appearance Tab and select the button labeled Advanced
    >which when clicked, opens up the window Advanced Appearance. Do not change
    >anything just hit OK, then hit OK in the Display Properties Window. A small
    >window with the Windows XP theme saying Please Wait should pop up and
    >disappear after a short period. Did your taskbar resize to the default size?


    Nope.

    >If it did NOT resize, then I have no solution for you, sorry.


    Thanks anyway.

    --
    "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
    than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
    to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

    - James Madison
     

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