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How to remove extra space in taskbar pinned items?

  1. #1

    Posts : 108
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit

    How to remove extra space in taskbar pinned items?

    hey guys,

    Is there any way to remove the extra gap/space of pinned items in the windows 8 taskbar? Right now I'm using a program called "7+ Taskbar Tweaker", it has an interesting option "Remove Extra Gap" of pinned items. I'm using it for this specific option and it works fine however I have to keep the program running for it to work. When I close the program I get the extra gap back which is not ideal. I am wondering is there a permanent setting I can use (possibly a registry hack) to accomplish this?

    Any help would be very much appreciated....



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  2. #2

    Posts : 165
    Windows 8

    Try this (and give feedback):

    In registry add a new key under:
    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
    "MinWidth" Typ "REG_SZ" and play with value; e.g. "48".
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  3. #3

    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1

    If you fancy more customizability then this application would be my recommendation:

    7 taskbar tweaker

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker v4.3, now with Windows 8.1 support - RaMMicHaeL's Blog

    Hope this helps

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