How to narrow down the fattened taskbar?

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  1. Jack Fu

    Jack Fu Guest

    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!
     
    Jack Fu, Mar 6, 2004
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  2. Jack Fu

    Chris H. Guest

    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!
    >
    >
     
    Chris H., Mar 6, 2004
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  3. Jack Fu

    Jack Fu Guest

    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!
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Jack Fu, Mar 7, 2004
    #3
  4. Jack Fu

    Chris H. Guest

    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." :cool:
    --
    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!
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Chris H., Mar 7, 2004
    #4
  5. Jack Fu

    Jack Fu Guest

    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." :cool:
    > --
    > 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!
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Jack Fu, Mar 7, 2004
    #5
  6. Jack Fu

    Will Guest

    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.
     
    Will, Mar 7, 2004
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