Windows 10: Taskbar hidden icons are tiny - can I embiggen them?

Discus and support Taskbar hidden icons are tiny - can I embiggen them? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, The icons in the 'Show Hidden Icons' pop up of the taskbar are so tiny (and badly designed, but that's another issue) that they're almost... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Hellopaul, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Hellopaul Win User

    Taskbar hidden icons are tiny - can I embiggen them?


    Hello,
    The icons in the 'Show Hidden Icons' pop up of the taskbar are so tiny (and badly designed, but that's another issue) that they're almost indecipherable. Is there any way (other than scaling up the whole desktop/display) to enlarge them?

    Here's how crazily small they are, with lots of empty space around each icon:

    Taskbar hidden icons are tiny - can I embiggen them? [​IMG]


    ...in context of the whole screen (scaled to 50% to fit here):

    Taskbar hidden icons are tiny - can I embiggen them? [​IMG]


    It's as if the designers of Windows 10 were all working on 640x480 monitors; I'm hoping to get a 5K monitor soon - and those icons will be microscopic!

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    ~ Paul

    :)
     
    Hellopaul, Aug 28, 2018
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  2. Mark Ole Win User

    Taskbar icons

    Hi,

    To address your concern, follow the steps below on how to show hidden icons on the taskbar.

    • Open Settings, and click on the Personalization
      icon.
    • Click on Taskbar on the left side, and click on the
      Select which icons appear on the taskbar
      link under the Notification area section on the right.
    • Turn on Always show all icons in the notification area at the top

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Mark Ole, Aug 28, 2018
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  3. Yaqub K Win User
    System Icons on taskbar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    Are you referring to the clock system icon on the taskbar?

    If so, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:


    • Click on the search bar on the taskbar.

    • Type system icons.

    • Under Turn System Icons ON or OFF, turn On the Clock and check with the issue.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, Aug 28, 2018
    #3
  4. Jennifer Bri Win User

    Taskbar hidden icons are tiny - can I embiggen them?

    Hidden taskbar icons and taskbar icons options in CREATORS UPDATE

    Hi Davor,

    Taskbar shows us see the programs that we're currently using as well as those that we pinned. It helps us to easily navigate from one program to another. We can update the settings of your taskbar to show it on your desktop. Here's how:

    • Press the Windows icon on your keyboard.
    • Click on Settings (gear icon).
    • Select Personalization then go to Taskbar.
    • Check Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode and
      Automatically hide the taskbar in
      tablet mode options. Make sure to turn them off.

    Let us know if the steps above resolved your concern.
     
    Jennifer Bri, Aug 28, 2018
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