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Windows 7 taskbar as sidebar, minimum width fixed

Some people like a vertical taskbar. On older Windows systems it was possible to make it as wide as 1 Icon:

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On some newer Windows operating systems, in my case server 2008, the most narrow that I can size it is as wide as 2 icons:

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How can I override this setting to have a narrow taskbar like before?

EDIT: I followed a link in the first answer and it seems it is because the icons do have virtually double the width as it appears (but not double heigth, so you can make a horizontal taskbar the way you like it)

Maybe if I change all Icons to old Icons?

Or Maybe some registry setting?

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Not sure which version of Windows you are using, but here are some tips for Windows 7: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/my-vertical-task-bar-wont-stay-the-right-size-that/b50f137d-f993-4c85-9708-f78d344263e4

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This is Windows server 2008. It should be like Vista? Anyway, I like your link a lot. I have just read the thread and it points to another thread, and both threads do not solve the issue. I will keep the question open for a while, and if not solved in the end I would accept your answer for pointing to the thread. –  mit Jun 1 '11 at 14:27
I also applied the settings (never combine and small icon) but it does not help –  mit Jun 1 '11 at 14:30

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