icons on quick access taskbar


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Jeff

I know how to pin programs to the taskbar. But is there a way to reduce
the wasted blank space between each pinned icon?

Thanks, Jeff
 
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Jeff Layman

You could use a different theme. The icons are closer together with the
Windows Classic theme, which I use. This shows a comparison between the
default Windows 7 Aero theme and the Windows Classic theme:

http://crash.thedatalist.com/temp/WindowsClassic.htm
Is that with the icons in a Quick Launch toolbar or just pinned to a
taskbar which is using a Classic theme? I ask only because I'm using a
Quick Launch toolbar and the icons are even closer together.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Jeff said:
Is that with the icons in a Quick Launch toolbar or just pinned to a
taskbar which is using a Classic theme? I ask only because I'm
using a Quick Launch toolbar and the icons are even closer together.
That is just pinned icons. I don't use Quick Launch, but I do use a
custom toolbar, and icons are closer with that. I suspect they are the
same as what you are seeing with Quick Launch. The spacing is the same
with either theme. See modified demo:

http://crash.thedatalist.com/temp/WindowsClassic.htm

Note for future readers: Usenet may be forever, but my personal web
postings are not. The directory is named "/temp/" for a reason. The stuff
I post there now will likely be gone in a month or too.
 
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Peter Foldes

I know how to pin programs to the taskbar. But is there a way to reduce the wasted
blank space between each pinned icon?


Control Panel\Display\Display Properties\Appearance\Advanced\Item\ Icon Spacing
Horizontal and select and set size to 18 and hit Apply

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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Peter said:
Control Panel\Display\Display Properties\Appearance\Advanced\Item\
Icon Spacing Horizontal and select and set size to 18 and hit Apply
I can't find that in Windows 7. I see that you are posting with Outlook
Express, which means you are running Windows XP or earlier. Also,
does that apply to the taskbar, or to the desktop?
 
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Ed Cryer

I can't find that in Windows 7. I see that you are posting with Outlook
Express, which means you are running Windows XP or earlier. Also,
does that apply to the taskbar, or to the desktop?
That's definitely XP. I had a ball playing with all those settings when
I first got XP. "Tweakability" we used to call it.

Ed
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Ed said:
That's definitely XP. I had a ball playing with all those settings
when I first got XP. "Tweakability" we used to call it.
I never ran XP. I had a long and happy marriage to Windows 2000 and
miss it still. I went directly from that to Windows 7, which I am slowly
learning to tolerate. :-(
 
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Peter Foldes

Dave "Crash" Dummy said:
I can't find that in Windows 7. I see that you are posting with Outlook
Express, which means you are running Windows XP or earlier. Also,
does that apply to the taskbar, or to the desktop?

No it is not XP or anything earlier that I am using.. It is a bit higher than XP and
or Vista. Then try and right click on your desktop and select Properties. Where does
that take you

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KCB

Ed Cryer said:
That's definitely XP. I had a ball playing with all those settings when I
first got XP. "Tweakability" we used to call it.

Ed
The settings are just buried deeper. Type "change window colors and
metrics" in the Start/Search box. Or they are also available through the
Personalization options by clicking Window Color/Advanced appearance
settings...
 
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Leala

No it is not XP or anything earlier that I am using.. It is a bit higher
than XP and or Vista. Then try and right click on your desktop and
select Properties. Where does that take you
If you're talking about Win7 then there is something wrong with your OS
because when you right click on the desktop there's no option called
Properties.

Personalize maybe?
 
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Ed Cryer

If you're talking about Win7 then there is something wrong with your OS
because when you right click on the desktop there's no option called
Properties.

Personalize maybe?
Do that in XP and you get straight into Properties; and from there into
Advanced, where you can change almost everything.

Ed
 
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Peter Foldes

Leala said:
If you're talking about Win7 then there is something wrong with your OS
because when you right click on the desktop there's no option called
Properties.

Personalize maybe?


But there is Display and within that you have the properties

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Leala

But there is Display and within that you have the properties
There's no properties in display either.
I know exactly how to get to the icon spacing options in Win7, I'm just
wondering if you know how. It seems to me that you don't have Win7 and
you don't know what you're talking about.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

The settings are just buried deeper. Type "change window colors and metrics"
in the Start/Search box. Or they are also available through the
Personalization options by clicking Window Color/Advanced appearance
settings...
When I get there by either path, there are no metrics buttons or tabs
for me to choose.

Perhps it depends on my graphics adapter and its driver - Intel HD
Graphics 2000, built into the processor. I can't find any metrics in
Intel's control panel either.
 
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Peter Foldes

Leala said:
There's no properties in display either.
I know exactly how to get to the icon spacing options in Win7, I'm just wondering
if you know how. It seems to me that you don't have Win7 and you don't know what
you're talking about.



Which version of Windows 7 do you have. I have it working as I posted on Win 7
Enterprise.

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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Gene said:
When I get there by either path, there are no metrics buttons or tabs
for me to choose.

Perhps it depends on my graphics adapter and its driver - Intel HD
Graphics 2000, built into the processor. I can't find any metrics in
Intel's control panel either.
I found "Icon Spacing (Horizontal)" in Windows 7. It is one of the drop
down settings under Window Color, but that is only available with
Windows Classic and does not effect the taskbar icons, anyway, just the
desktop icons.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Peter said:
Which version of Windows 7 do you have. I have it working as I posted
on Win 7 Enterprise.
How are you running Outlook Express 6 in Windows 7 Enterprise?
 

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