Windows 10: Vertical Taskbar too wide

Discus and support Vertical Taskbar too wide in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Why is taskbar twice the width when moved to the vertical? I have it set at small icons but it is still twice as wide when compared to a horizontal... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Spinnekop, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. Spinnekop Win User

    Vertical Taskbar too wide


    Why is taskbar twice the width when moved to the vertical? I have it set at small icons but it is still twice as wide when compared to a horizontal taskbar.

    :)
     
    Spinnekop, Jan 15, 2021
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  2. Liezl Fal Win User

    vertical taskbar width

    Hi Jim,

    To be able to drag the taskbar and make it narrower the way you like it, please unlock it first.

    To do it, here are the steps:

    • Right click on the Taskbar and unlock it by unchecking the
      Lock all taskbars option.

    • Drag the edge of the bar and arrange it according to your preference.
    • Right click on the task bar and lock it again once done.
    Let us know if you need more help.

    Regards.
     
    Liezl Fal, Jan 15, 2021
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  3. Edwin Win User
    Multiple columns in vertical taskbar?

    I'm guessing the 'Pinned' Taskbar Icons stay in a single row because of the whole thumbnail preview thing.
    Perhaps with a 3rd party utility...
    Multiple rows are easily achieved creating a new Toolbar, (right click Taskbar/Toolbars/New toolbar...)
    unlock the Taskbar and drag Toolbars to desired position by hovering of the double separator bars til you see a double headed arrow, (you can drag them over top of each other to flip their positions)...


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    Edwin, Jan 15, 2021
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  4. YorgH Win User

    Vertical Taskbar too wide

    Can't resize Windows 10 Start Menu if taskbar is vertical

    I'm running Windows 10 Pro build 1511 on a Lenovo T450s. I have the taskbar aligned vertically along the left side of the screen. The problem is that the start menu will only come out about half way across the screen and won't allow me to drag it wider.
    I discovered a temporary workaround by moving the taskbar to the bottom and then opening the start menu and dragging it full width, and then moving the taskbar back to the left again. Except after some time, the start menu will revert to it's narrower width
    and then I will have to do that all over again. I also noticed while testing that if the taskbar is vertical, if I open the start menu and it is fully wide, it will allow me to resize it to the narrower setting, but then will not let me resize it full width
    again. I also tried testing having the taskbar vertically on the right and it misbehaved the same way. Is this a known bug? Is there a fix?
     
    YorgH, Jan 15, 2021
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