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I am trying to find registry entries to set the following conditions:

  • Auto-hide task bar
  • Use small icons on task bar
  • Disable icon grouping (never combine)

Google seems unforthcoming maybe someone here knows how to accomplish this?

Thanks!

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Use Small Icons

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]

"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:00000001

For small icons,set the dWord value to 1.


Disable Icon Grouping

Navigate to

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "TaskbarGlomming"

is what you're looking for.

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For our deployments, we Setup a machine the way we wanted, then exported the binary key: HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband. Its all binary, and kind of nasty, but we use Group Policy Preferences to force it to copy down once, which sets our "default" behavior for all Windows 7 Machines on our domain.

  • Did you do this in audit mode or simply in a normal installation? – Lukasz Dec 6 '10 at 21:13
  • This is dangerous - permissions will be wrong on that HIVE, and it will cause problems over time (not right away, but eventually). – Joel Coehoorn Dec 7 '10 at 17:46

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