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Change Taskbar Button Width in Windows 10

Change Taskbar Button Width in Windows 10

The taskbar is the classic user interface element in Windows. First introduced in Windows 95, it exists in all Windows versions released after it. The main idea behind the taskbar is to provide a useful tool which shows a list of running apps and open windows as tasks so you can switch quickly between them. In this article, we will see how to change the width of the taskbar buttons in Windows 10.

How to Enable Small Taskbar Buttons in Windows 10

How to Enable Small Taskbar Buttons in Windows 10

The taskbar is the classic user interface element in Windows. First introduced in Windows 95, it exists in all Windows versions released after it. The main idea behind the taskbar is to provide a useful tool to show all running apps and open windows as tasks and switch quickly between them. In this article, we will see how to change the size of taskbar buttons in Windows 10 and make them smaller.

Disable Taskbar Button Combining in Windows 10

Disable Taskbar Button Combining in Windows 10

In Windows 10, the taskbar comes with app button combining is enabled by default. When you launch more than one instance of an app, e.g. open two File Explorer windows or several Word documents, they appear as a single button on the taskbar. If you are not happy with this behavior, you can quickly change it.

Change Taskbar Preview Thumbnail Size in Windows 10

Change Taskbar Preview Thumbnail Size in Windows 10

In Windows 10, when you hover over a taskbar button of a running app or group of apps, a thumbnail preview appears on the screen. For a single window it shows a single thumbnail, and for multiple windows it shows a number of thumbnail previews in a row. If you wish to enlarge or decrease these thumbnails in Windows 10, I will explain how it can be done with a simple Registry tweak.

How to Open Context Menu for Apps in Taskbar in Windows 10

How to Open Context Menu for Apps in Taskbar in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 7, Microsoft introduced the new taskbar. It allows pinning apps and documents, working with jump lists and shows a progress animation for long file operations. Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 add the ability to pin Store apps to the taskbar. However, these user interface improvements made it harder to open the context menu for the app.

Pin Any File To Taskbar in Windows 10

Pin Any File To Taskbar in Windows 10

Out of the box, Windows 7 allows you to pin programs to the taskbar. In later versions of Windows like Windows 8 and Windows 10, Microsoft allows the user to pin folders and settings to Start but not the Taskbar. In this article, we will see how to pin a file to the taskbar in Windows 10.

Change Taskbar Thumbnail Hover Delay in Windows 10

Change Taskbar Thumbnail Hover Delay in Windows 10

As you may be aware, Windows 7 introduced a redesigned taskbar which abandoned much loved classic features but introduced some nice improvements like large icons, jump lists, draggable buttons etc. Windows 10 comes with the same taskbar. It does not have many configurable settings exposed in the GUI to tweak its behavior but there are some hidden secret Registry settings which you can fine-tune. In this article, we will see how to change the taskbar thumbnail hover delay in Windows 10.

Change Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview Hover Delay in Windows 10

Change Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview Hover Delay in Windows 10

As you may be aware, Windows 7 introduced a redesigned taskbar which abandoned much loved classic features but introduced some nice improvements like large icons, jump lists, draggable buttons etc. Windows 10 comes with the same taskbar. It does not have many configurable settings exposed in the GUI to tweak its behavior but there are some hidden secret Registry settings which you can fine-tune. In this article, we will see how to change the taskbar thumbnail live preview hover delay in Windows 10.

Show or Hide System Icons In Tray in Windows 10

Show or Hide System Icons In Tray in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there are a number of system icons in the notification area on the taskbar (system tray). These icons include Volume, Network, Power, Input Indicator and Action Center. Most of them are visible by default. You might want to customize which icons should be visible in the taskbar.

Always Show All Tray Icons in Windows 10

Always Show All Tray Icons in Windows 10

In Windows 10, many classic Control Panel options were moved to the Settings app. Options related to the taskbar were moved there as well. This is the case since at least build 14271, which is part of Windows 10 "Anniversary Update" (Redstone 1) branch. Let's see how to make Windows 10 always show all tray icons on the taskbar using Settings.