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Is it possible to align Windows 7 taskbar buttons with the button above it when the taskbar is >= 2 rows in height?

The default behavior is to begin "staggering" the buttons when too many windows are open.

I've tried many utilities and registry hacks, including 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, but no love. It's quite possible the correct answer to my question is, "No it's not possible," but you never know until you ask, right?

See attached screenshot for clarification of what I'm talking about.

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P.S. Yes, I'm OCD. ;)

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Maybe you should combine the buttons and hide the labels. I use to work like you do, but once you get used to the combined buttons it really works great. – Martin Oct 22 '12 at 12:03
Interesting. I set my Taskbar properties to Always combine, hide labels... Progress, but I'd like my taskbar buttons a little wider -- unfortunately the MinWidth registry tweak doesn't work when "hide labels" is enabled. – Jeff Oct 22 '12 at 13:31
It's OCPD. OCD is when you have to repeat things over and over. – Oliver Salzburg Oct 22 '12 at 14:13
Hah! (Clicks Edit Comment 5 times just to make sure) – Jeff Oct 22 '12 at 14:36
up vote 1 down vote accepted

It's actually possible with 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.

More details here.

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Answering my own question.

It is sort of possible.

If you set Taskbar Properties → Taskbar Buttons: "Always Combine, hide labels" you will get narrow taskbar buttons (approximately 52 pixels wide) that will always align with the one above it consistently.

Unfortunately the MinWidth Taskbar registry tweak doesn't work with this setting, so I can't make the buttons wider.

I'll leave this question up and hopefully the author of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker will see it and say, "Hey! That's easy! I'll include an option for this in my next release!" Hey, I'm an optimist. ;)

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"hopefully the author of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker will see it..." - Why not simply post a request on his site, instead of hoping he'll come across this? – Karan Oct 22 '12 at 22:07

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