Windows 11 has been launched, and although some features have been removed, several new ones have been added. Microsoft brings you a new task menu, widgets window, search field, and UI options with recently launched Windows 11 OS. Along with changes, the taskbar is centrally placed at the bottom, unlike the old version. Though it doesn’t give a choice of resizing the taskbar, the process may be performed using the registry to change its size. Taskbar this time has only three resizing options like small, default, and large. This post will guide you on how to change the taskbar size on Windows 11.
The position of the taskbar can not be altered, it is a limitation for those who like to change it as per convenience. Although, the new position and style have given a new look to the taskbar in Windows OS. Along with the limitation of resizing, Windows 11 has restricted many more functions in its very new version.
Before you go to the steps, make sure you have backed up the Windows Registry on your PC. It is because modifying the registry is risky and it can cause irreversible damage to your computer if you don’t know what you are doing.
How to change Taskbar size on Windows 11
If you want to change the Taskbar size on your Windows 11 PC, you can do it using a registry tweak. To change it, do the following:
- Click on the Start button and type regedit.
- Then select Registry Editor from the search result.
- If you see a UAC prompts on the screen, click Yes to give your consent.
- Navigate to the path – \Explorer\Advanced
- Right-click on the Advanced registry key, then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value
- Now do a right-click on the new DWORD Value, name it TaskbarSi, and then press Enter to save it.
- Double click on the TaskbarSi DWORD key, then enter the Value data 0 to 2 to change the taskbar icon size.
This way you can change the Taskbar size and show small Taskbar icons on your Windows 11 PC. If you want to learn more about the above steps in detail, continue reading:
To get it started, open the Registry Editor first. For this, you can search for “regedit” in the Taskbar search box and click on the Registry Editor from the search result.
If the UAC prompt appears on the screen, click on the Yes button to click Yes to give approve it.
Once you’re in the Registry Editor window, go to the following path:
On the resulting key, it is required to create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value. To do this, right-click on the Advanced registry key, select New from the context menu, and then click on the DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Now do a right-click on the new DWORD Value, rename it TaskbarSi, and then press Enter to save it.
Then double click on the TaskbarSi DWORD key, then enter the Value data 0 to 2 to change the taskbar icon size.
- You can set the Value data 0 for the small size.
- If you prefer the default taskbar size, set it to 1.
- For the larger taskbar size, you need to set the Value data 2.
Once you made the changes, click the OK button to save it and then restart your computer. On startup, you will see the size of your taskbar got changed according to your preference.
Read: How to resize the Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10.
If you wish, you can revert the changes to their original size. To do so, open the registry editor and go to the following address:
Now go to the right side of the Registry Editor window, delete the TaskbarSi DWORD (32-bit) Value, and you’re done.
This way you can change the size of the Windows 11 taskbar.
This post will show you how to move Taskbar to the Top on Windows 11.
How do I resize my Taskbar size?
To resize the Taskbar size in Windows 11, you need to use the Registry Editor. Open it and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. Create a REG_DWORD value named TaskbarSi and set the Value data as 1 or 2. By default, it is set to 1, representing a normal size.
Can you customize Taskbar in Windows 11?
Yes, you can customize Taskbar in Windows 11 using Windows Settings and Registry Editor. It is possible to add or remove icons, change Taskbar size, show or hide data/time, enable or disable system tray icons, etc. On the other hand, you can show or hide preset Taskbar icons as well.
Read next: How to enable Remember window location on Windows 11.