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What I try to accomplish

Reduce size/width of a left pinned taskbar using small icons

What have I tried

When I use my taskbar on the bottom and configure it to use small icons, the height used by the taskbar gets reduced by halve. If I try to pin the taskbar to the left side of the screen, the same approach does not work.

I have read about some tricks in windows xp using some script to reduce the size of the taskbar. This required to remove the windows logo and clock from the taskbar. I have reduced both but this doesn't affect the size of the taskbar.

My question

Is there some registry entry where I could set the width of my taskbar (pinned to the left side)? Or is there some tool to accomplish this? I am using Windows 8.1.

Thanks for your help!

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Solution

Download and install the tool "7+ Taskbar Tweaker". Then when running it go to advanced settings which are hidden in the try icon. In the advanced settings you can set the min widht from 0 to 1. Restart your computer. Now you can reduce the size of your sidebar to a minimum.

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