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Taskbar icons are ugly

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    Nahville, TN
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    Taskbar icons are ugly


    Hello, I don't know why but some of my taskbar icons are blurry if you look closely on the screenshot you'll see what I mean. Is there any way to fix this?

    Thanks,
    -Rick
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    Did you somehow increase the size, like 125%, or something similar? The font for your date/time is larger than mine, and your WiFi bar icon is skewed to the vertical, compared to mine. If the taskbar is zoomed, the resolution of the icons might not be standard? (These are just guesses off the top of my head.)

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    Are you using any third party utility to change the appearance of your desktop?
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    I'm not dure if I increased the size I'll chrck when I'm at my pc. No, I'm not uding anything to al the er my dedktop.
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    Wait, those taskbars look like windows 7 taskbars.
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    Windows 8 desktop taskbars DO look like Windows 7 taskbars. Mine is DEFINITELY on Windows 8 Pro.
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    Strange because windows 8 changed the wifi icon but that looks like the old icon
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    YOUR Windows 8 seems to have a vertically-stretched WiFi icon. Mine doesn't. Nor does brummyfan's.

    It definitely seems like somehow your desktop, or at least the task bar, got "zoomed" up in size, which would also explain the "ugly" icons you have.

    Edited to add: I have Windows 8 on two computers, and both of them have the same (Win7-style) WiFi icon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick99 View Post
    Hello, I don't know why but some of my taskbar icons are blurry if you look closely on the screenshot you'll see what I mean. Is there any way to fix this?

    Thanks,
    -Rick
    Check your screen resolution.
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    Nahville, TN
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    Well, there goes one of the few I liked about windows 8. My screen resolution is 1920x1080 so it's correct.
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