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When I set a toolbar in the taskbar to show large icons, it makes the taskbar taller. Is there any way to prevent this?

taskbar buttons

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How exactly would that work? What do you expect it to look like then, have the large icons overflowing out of the Taskbar? If you want large icons, then the Taskbar has to get bigger to accommodate them. – Synetech Dec 27 '12 at 1:52
Both my taskbar icons and my toolbar icons are 32 x 32, but when the toolbar is showing large icons, there is ~10 pixel gap between the bottom of the taskbar buttons and the bottom of the screen. EDIT: I added a picture now, see original post. – ChrisN Dec 27 '12 at 2:22
Yes, of course, because the Taskbar icons are still the same size. You should show your toolbar icons; I suspect that they don’t have a gap below them. Perhaps your question should be how to force the Taskbar buttons to dynamically resize to the Taskbar height. – Synetech Dec 27 '12 at 5:21
The toolbar icons are centered vertically in the taskbar. – ChrisN Dec 27 '12 at 22:09
I'm confused. Could you post an image of the entire task bar? I may have read the question wrong, but as I understand it you have a toolbar installed. Does it appear on the right? Also, is it a third party toolbar? – Sam Dec 31 '12 at 22:22
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Try FreeLaunchBar.

Add the toolbar to your taskbar, right click on it, and select FLB Settings...

  • Metrics
    • Button Margins
      • Width: 20
      • Height: 0
  • Icon Sizes
    • Make sure large icon size is 32

Add shortcuts.

Right click and select View --> Large Icons.

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