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Jack Fu
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      03-06-2004
Somehow, I unintentionally widened the tastbar to double height (it is now
twice as high as it was before). How do I reduce it down to single height
again? I put the cursor on the upper edge of the task and attempted to drag
the resize symbol down, but it didn't work.

Thanks in advance!


 
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Chris H.
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      03-06-2004
Make sure it is unlocked, first. Right-click the Taskbar and check the
properties.
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"Jack Fu" <> wrote in message
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> Somehow, I unintentionally widened the tastbar to double height (it is now
> twice as high as it was before). How do I reduce it down to single height
> again? I put the cursor on the upper edge of the task and attempted to
> drag
> the resize symbol down, but it didn't work.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>



 
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Jack Fu
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      03-07-2004
It was unlocked. What happened was that somehow I had moved one of the
subsections of the tast bar (shown by speckled-texture strip on its left) to
above another subsection. Finally I grabbed that subsection (by the speckled
strip) and move it down and beside the next subsection and now the bar is
thin again.

How the heck is the user supposed to figure these things out? Help was no
help.

So what else is new? :-)


"Chris H." <> wrote in message
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> Make sure it is unlocked, first. Right-click the Taskbar and check the
> properties.
> --
> Chris H.
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> Associate Expert
> Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>
> "Jack Fu" <> wrote in message
> news:ndp2c.191385$uV3.790254@attbi_s51...
> > Somehow, I unintentionally widened the tastbar to double height (it is

now
> > twice as high as it was before). How do I reduce it down to single

height
> > again? I put the cursor on the upper edge of the task and attempted to
> > drag
> > the resize symbol down, but it didn't work.
> >
> > Thanks in advance!
> >
> >

>
>



 
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Chris H.
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      03-07-2004
Actually, if you Search in Help and Support, on the word "taskbar" there are
38 listings on the subject. Choosing "resize taskbar" yields 16 results,
including Knowledge Base article Q279774 and several others, "To work around
this issue, resize the taskbar to its original size by dragging the top of
the taskbar until it is the size that you want." 8-)
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Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone

"Jack Fu" <> wrote in message
news:bCt2c.73637$PR3.1092465@attbi_s03...
> It was unlocked. What happened was that somehow I had moved one of the
> subsections of the tast bar (shown by speckled-texture strip on its left)
> to
> above another subsection. Finally I grabbed that subsection (by the
> speckled
> strip) and move it down and beside the next subsection and now the bar is
> thin again.
>
> How the heck is the user supposed to figure these things out? Help was no
> help.
>
> So what else is new? :-)
>
>
> "Chris H." <> wrote in message
> news:%23F6bd$...
>> Make sure it is unlocked, first. Right-click the Taskbar and check the
>> properties.
>> --
>> Chris H.
>> Microsoft Windows MVP
>> Associate Expert
>> Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>
>> "Jack Fu" <> wrote in message
>> news:ndp2c.191385$uV3.790254@attbi_s51...
>> > Somehow, I unintentionally widened the tastbar to double height (it is

> now
>> > twice as high as it was before). How do I reduce it down to single

> height
>> > again? I put the cursor on the upper edge of the task and attempted to
>> > drag
>> > the resize symbol down, but it didn't work.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance!
>> >
>> >

>>
>>

>
>



 
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Jack Fu
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      03-07-2004
Using Help and Support on the "taskbar", I get 45 Suggested Topics, 15 Full
Text Search Matches, and 15 Knowledge Base. Among these 75 items, only one
one (first item in Tech Articles, "Cannot move or resize the Taskbar..."
seems relevant. So I click that one and get Q279774, and all it tells me is
to make sure the taskbar is unlocked. Which does not answer my original
question at all.

Oy veh!

Ok, I'm just kvetching, and I know how pointless it is to kvetch. (One of my
contract jobs was working as a programmer writer at Microsoft. I used to
complain that we don't give enough thought to what the user is looking
for...)


"Chris H." <> wrote in message
news:...
> Actually, if you Search in Help and Support, on the word "taskbar" there

are
> 38 listings on the subject. Choosing "resize taskbar" yields 16 results,
> including Knowledge Base article Q279774 and several others, "To work

around
> this issue, resize the taskbar to its original size by dragging the top of
> the taskbar until it is the size that you want." 8-)
> --
> Chris H.
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> Associate Expert
> Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>
> "Jack Fu" <> wrote in message
> news:bCt2c.73637$PR3.1092465@attbi_s03...
> > It was unlocked. What happened was that somehow I had moved one of the
> > subsections of the tast bar (shown by speckled-texture strip on its

left)
> > to
> > above another subsection. Finally I grabbed that subsection (by the
> > speckled
> > strip) and move it down and beside the next subsection and now the bar

is
> > thin again.
> >
> > How the heck is the user supposed to figure these things out? Help was

no
> > help.
> >
> > So what else is new? :-)
> >
> >
> > "Chris H." <> wrote in message
> > news:%23F6bd$...
> >> Make sure it is unlocked, first. Right-click the Taskbar and check the
> >> properties.
> >> --
> >> Chris H.
> >> Microsoft Windows MVP
> >> Associate Expert
> >> Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >>
> >> "Jack Fu" <> wrote in message
> >> news:ndp2c.191385$uV3.790254@attbi_s51...
> >> > Somehow, I unintentionally widened the tastbar to double height (it

is
> > now
> >> > twice as high as it was before). How do I reduce it down to single

> > height
> >> > again? I put the cursor on the upper edge of the task and attempted

to
> >> > drag
> >> > the resize symbol down, but it didn't work.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance!
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>

> >
> >

>
>



 
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Will
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      03-07-2004
1) If you have not thinned it down yet, you can also try in T.B. properties,
auto hide, apply, no auto hide apply.
2) Text size in task bar is variable via display properties "Message Box" Font size.

 
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