In this guide, we will show you the steps to change the size of the taskbar in Windows 11. The latest iteration of the OS has bought in a plentitude of goodies for the end-users. Among them, the two features that managed to grab the attention of the masses were its complete visual overhaul and as you might have guessed, the changes to the taskbar.
The icons present there now occupy the center stage, as opposed to the left corner. Likewise, the associated Start menu and the search bar and have undergone some UI tweaks. While all that is well and good, there’s an important feature that might bug a few users. Till Windows 10, you ha the option to change the size of the taskbar by dragging the mouse cursor right from its edge.
However, in the latest OS, there’s no such option, at least in the Developer Preview/Insider build. But judging by how things work at Windows, I was pretty sure that the Registry Editor would be having a trick or two up its sleeves. And that indeed turned out to be true! So without further ado, let’s check out the steps to change the size of the taskbar in Windows 11.
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How to Change Taskbar Size in Windows 11
- To begin with, use the Windows+R shortcut to open Run.
- Within that, type in regedit and hit Enter. This shall launch the Registry Editor.
- Now go to the below location (you may copy-paste this location in the address bar as well):
- Now right click on the Advanced folder and select New > DWord (32-bit) Value.
- Name it TaskbarSi. Then double-click on it and input your preferred Value Data from below, as per how you wish to change the Taskbar size in Windows 11:
- 0: Small
- 1: Medium [the default Taskbar size in Windows 11]
- 2: Large
- Once done, click OK and close the Registry Editor.
- Finally, bring up the Task Manager via Ctrl+Shift+Esc, select Windows Explorer, and hit Restart.
- Once the Explorer restarts, the change would be visible right away. That’s it, these were the steps to change the taskbar size in Windows 11.
How to Revert the Changes
If you wish to switch to the default Taskbar size, then there are two different routes to take. You could either assign 1 to the Value Data or delete the TaskbarSi file altogether.
- For the first one, just double click on the TaskbarSi file, and input 1 in the Value Data field.
- As far as the second method is concerned, right-click on the TaskbarSi file and select Delete. Then click Yes in the confirmation dialog box that appears.
So this was all from this guide on how to change the size of the taskbar in Windows 11. If you have any other queries related to the latest Windows 11, do let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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