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Does anyone know how to reduce the spacing on the taskbar window list when it's showing stacked windows? See the image below for what I mean. Are there any resources in ExplorerFrame.dll for example that could be edited to reduce the spacing? I tried tweaking the registry keys at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband But you cannot get rid of much padding there before the icons misalign and the text becomes unreadable. See image below. As you can see there's still plenty of space for the text, but there's something blocking the text from appearing properly. I couldn't find any settings in the registry to get rid of the invisible margins or padding. For comparision here's a screenshot from Vista where the list is really nice and compact. The original list on Windows 8 is almost twice as high as this with the same number of items. There must be some other setting somewhere which could be tweaked to make the Win 8 list look more like on Vista? Perhaps someone knows or has some ideas where to look?
The ability to lock the taskbar was introduced in Windows XP. I would like to be able to do that in Windows 2000. Is it as easy as changing or adding some registry value? I really have no idea how it works. I'm guessing that there are resources that need to be added to system files and everything. Maybe someone with more technical knowledge can shed some light on the situation. All I know is that I'm forever accidentally modifying parts of the taskbar: Accidentally make it double-height, accidentally changing the order of the quick launch icons and even somehow grabbing the quick launch bar and putting it on the other side of the taskbar, by the clock.