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Systray too small and overcrowded

Luzern
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Systray too small and overcrowded

The icons in my systray are very small and overcrowded, and using the << button does very little to help and is not permanent.
I have been unable to find a way to enlarge icons and expand the tray lengthwise.
Please help.
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: Systray too small and overcrowded

Do you use the desktop search? If not turn that off.
Do you use the language toolbar? Ditto
You could also stretch the task bar to be multi-line (you'd probably also want auto-hide on as well) so that the system tray goes over multiple lines.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Luzern
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Re: Systray too small and overcrowded

Have looked for way to turn off or reduce Desktop search, but am confused. How is it best and simply done, please?
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: Systray too small and overcrowded

1) right click the taskbar. Click properties. Untick 'hide inactive icons'. Click OK. This should show you everything in your system tray all the time.
2) right click the taskbar, go to 'toolbars' at the top. Untick the desktop search (and probably the language bar as well, though that will ask for confirmation that you really want to turn it off - you do Wink). That should remove the desktop search bar Smiley
Hope that helps,
Luzern
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Re: Systray too small and overcrowded

Thx all. Smiley All is done, but the << button has walked and the tray is still the same size with v. small icons and crowded. Sad
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: Systray too small and overcrowded

Assuming you are on XP:
In the control panel open Display. Select the appearance tab. Now click Advanced.
From the Item dropdown select Caption Buttons. From your screen shot I'm guessing the size is 20 or lower - try 25.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Luzern
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Re: Systray too small and overcrowded

Actually 18
Thanks problem solved
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Systray too small and overcrowded

worked on the wifes netbook, had to up it to 35 on that Smiley Smiley Smiley Cool