You can make Windows 11/10 show large or small icons on your Taskbar. By default, Windows 11/10 shows large program and app icons; but if you wish to change the size, then this post will help you.
How to show Small Taskbar Icons in Windows 11
To show small Taskbar icons in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Press Win+R> type regedit > hit the Enter
- Click the Yes option in the UAC prompt.
- Navigate to this path:
- Create a DWORD (32-bit) Value named TaskbarSi.
- Double-click on it to set the Value data as 0.
- Click the OK button and restart your computer.
However, if you are using Windows 10, you can follow the following steps.
Show small Taskbar icons in Windows 10
- Launch Settings
- Select Personalization settings
- Select Taskbar
- Toggle Use small Taskbar buttons to On position.
That was for Windows 10!
Enlarge Quick Launch Toolbar Icons in Windows 7/Vista
Well, this is one small and simple tip, I bet you may have missed. To those of you who find the quick launch bar icons too small for their comfort, there is a simple way by which you can make them larger.
First right-click on the taskbar and unlock it. Having done that, move your cursor to a blank area on the quick launch bar. The quick launch bar is the area between the two vertical almost invisible dotted lines, near your start button on LHS.
Right-click in this area and you will see the context menu appear. If you don’t unlock the taskbar, you won’t get to see this menu. Here, select View > Large Icons.
Your Quick Launch bar will now show large icons. The taskbar will double in height and enclose the start orb. Your Tab buttons and System Tray icons will, however, continue to be of the same size.
If you wish to add text to these icons, simply select the Show Text option too.
Lock the Task Bar after you have finished your customizations.
Speaking of the Taskbar icons, how to Center your taskbar icons may also interest you.
That’s it! Hope this guide helped.
How do I fix small icons on Taskbar?
If you are getting small icons on Taskbar, you can go through the above-mentioned steps to make the change. It is possible to change the Taskbar size and the corresponding icon size with the help of this guide. That said, if you are using Windows 11, you need to use the Registry Editor to get things done.
How do I enable small Taskbar buttons?
To enable the small Taskbar buttons, you can follow the aforementioned steps. If you use Windows 10, you can do that using the Windows Settings panel. However, the same option has been deprecated in Windows 11. Now you need to use the Registry Editor to enable the same setting on Windows 11.