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System tray size

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1.1

    System tray size


    Hello, I created theme Material Design for Windows 8/8.1 UPDATE by minht11 on deviantART ,but I faced with problem show desktop button isn't as big as taskbar, default theme doesn't have this problem. Another issue is system tray size also is not big as taskbar. Do anyone know how to fix that?

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    Last edited by minht11; 26 Aug 2014 at 05:07.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Added image---

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    Could you post a screenshot of your entire screen with the taskbar ?

    Like this---

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  3. #3


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    It looks to me like the Show Desktop bar [red vertical bar at right end of Taskbar] on your image is the same height as the Taskbar with its Notification Area [renamed from System Tray back a version or two of Windows]. Since that bar does more than just accept a click it may not be changeable. The other thing it does is a mouse-over to make open programs transparent so the contents of the Desktop can be seen. Clicking on that bar minimizes open programs and clicking again restores them. However, opening another application kills the re-opening part and have to do it manually on each application.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1.1


    Everything you said I already know my problem is show desktop button is same size as taskbar and then you click at top right corner it doesn't work I need move mouse below to get it working, default theme doesn't have that problem. It has something to do with msstyles
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  5. #5


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    The image you posted could be interpreted as having two Taskbars, if so then moving the mouse down to the bottom one would be a proper action in activating Show Desktop while the red one shown doesn't work. Do you have the same problem when the Taskbar is on the bottom of the screen?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1.1


    Bottom taskbar does work, but top won't work when you click top corner because its smaller than taskbar
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