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How To Enable Icons Only Taskbar

1 February 2007 No Comment

Want your Windows XP Taskbar to look like the icons only taskbar in Windows 7? You can accomplish this with a registry hack.

1. Click Start > Run and type REGEDIT. Click OK.

2. Click the plus sign next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER
then Control Panel
then Desktop
then WindowMetrics

3. Right-click WindowMetrics and select New > String Value.

4. Give it a name of MinWidth.

5. Give it a value of -255 (that’s negative 255).

Restart your system, and the programs running in the taskbar will only have icons. This saves a great deal of space on your taskbar.

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