How to Make Taskbar Icons Smaller in Windows 10

Want to use small icons to fit more on the Windows 10 taskbar? Actually, it is possible and in this tutorial, you will find how to do that.

how to make windows 10 taskbar icon smaller

Taskbar played and important role in all the Windows OS released by the Microsoft Yet. Following the tradition, it is also a part of recently launched Windows 10 OS. Windows 10 Taskbar is totally refined in comparison of earlier versions. It featuring Cortana search bar on the left, improved start button on the bottom right corner and more.

In Windows 10, the company providing an amazing featuring using which you can add any application which you have installed on your PC to the taskbar for quick access. By default, Windows 10 taskbar featuring Cortana search bar (can be replaced with small Cortana icon), Edge browser icon, File Explorer icon, Windows 10 Store icon, and the default mail app icon.

With the default size for these icons, the taskbar looks perfect. In case, you want to add more apps to the taskbar, then you will only able to add 4-5 apps which not good. Even after these extra apps, the taskbar starts looking ugly just like shown in the following screenshot:

How to Make Taskbar Icons larger in Windows 10

In case, just like me you also have the habit of adding more apps to the Windows 10 taskbar so that you can quickly access them next time, then you take the help of “use small taskbar buttons” option in the Settings app.

When you enable the option, the size of the icon become smaller and in return give you extra space to add more apps to the taskbar. Here is how you can do that:

1. Launch the Settings app. For that, Press WIN + I hotkeys.

2. Click on the Personalization -> Taskbar.

Alternatively, For quickly reaching Taskbar settings. You can make right click on the Windows 10 taskbar and from the taskbar context menu, choose “Taskbar settings“.

windows 10 taskbar settings in taskbar context menu

3. On the right pane, turn on the option which reads “Use small taskbar buttons” and the setting will take effect in no seconds.

use small taskbar icons option in windows 10 settings app

After enabling this option, the taskbar will look just like shown in the following screenshot:

How to Make Taskbar Icons Smaller in Windows 10

In case, after making Windows 10 taskbar icon smaller, that the size of the icon is very small and you’re not able to recognize. In this situation, you can revert back to the same settings just by turning off the Use small taskbar buttons in the Taskbar settings.

That’s it.

I hope you find this tutorial useful. Why don’t you give a try this and if you have any query related to Windows 10 Taskbar drop it in the comments?

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