In one of our previous articles, we covered how to enable the good old Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 10. The problem is that out of the box, it shows very small icons. Users who have high resolution displays have a very tiny Quick Launch - not useful at all. However, the Quick Launch toolbar can display bigger icons. Here is a quick tip on how you can enable it.
First, you need to enable the Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 10. Follow the instructions provided in this article:
There are a number of reasons why you might want to enable Quick Launch.
- Even if you set pinned icons to a small size, they are still spaced too far apart from one another.
- The taskbar mixes running programs with non-running ones, whereas if you use the Quick Launch toolbar, running programs will always appear to its right.
- Quick Launch has a more customizable appearance; you can easily put any shortcut or folder as described here: Add Quick Launch to the Send To menu to create new shortcuts faster. You can change their icons, have multiple rows of icons if you make the taskbar larger, and save overall space on the taskbar.
Now, to make Quick Launch icons bigger in Windows 10, do the following.
You are done. Now Quick Launch will have big icons.
The only minor problem is that big taskbar icons affect the taskbar height. When Quick Launch has large icons enabled, there is a gap added at the bottom of the taskbar button for any program so you cannot click on the bottom edge of the taskbar to click those buttons. Other than this, Quick Launch works great and if you don't wish to use 7+ Taskbar Tweaker to restore classic taskbar behavior, then this solution should work for you.
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