I've seen a couple of solutions for windows 7 but none for windows 8.

Does anyone know how to slim the width of the taskbar when it is set as a side bar?

here is the windows 7 example


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Any help is appreciated on how to implement this on windows 8, thanks!

  • What's the windows 7 solution? Many tweaks carry over from 7 to 8 and may be worth further investigating. Note - if it's registry tweaks, then check to see if the same entries exist in 8 and keep track of anything you change (current user stuff is usually not enough to ruin the system). – nerdwaller Sep 25 '13 at 15:53
  • @nerdwaller the solution i found was a small tweak using a .bat file, it can be found here: superuser.com/questions/181731/…, sadly this didn't work for windows 8. – samayres1992 Sep 25 '13 at 17:55

This is done in Windows 7 by right-clicking on the taksbar, selecting properties, and checking the check box for "use small icons".

Are you not able to do this in Windows 8? I don't have a windows 8 box available to check myself.

  • Thank you for the answer, this does make the icons smaller but fails to make the actual width of the taskbar any smaller. This is half way to the solution I guess. :) – samayres1992 Sep 25 '13 at 17:57

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