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Thin Vertical Taskbar

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Thin Vertical Taskbar

    Hello all,

    I have recently upgraded from 7 to 8. Have only one complaint - in 7 I used to be able to make my taskbar thin while in the vertical (LHS) of the screen, it was a bit hacky, you had to:

    Set the taskbar to autohide
    Stop the "desktop window manager session manager" service
    Restart the service
    Turn autohide off

    I had written a batch file and just set it to run at start and it worked fine.

    However it doesn't work in 8 and examining the list of services, it seems that desktop window manager session manager has disappeared. A quick look at the wiki page says that it now cannot be disabled and is running all the time.

    Is there any way to do this in Win 8?

    To clarify, I'm trying to get this:
    Click image for larger version

    Instead of this:
    Click image for larger version

    Any options considered!

    Thanks in advance


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  2. #2

    Right click taskbar - select properties. You will see taskbar location on screen box with dropdowns of bottom, left, right, and top. Select the position you wish it to be and click "apply". Taskbar will change to that position. Hope this is what you want. If you use small icons, it will be thin, I believe.
    Last edited by JohnBurns; 06 Jul 2013 at 15:31. Reason: Additional info
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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