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    Win 7 Task Bar on Left - more efficient use of space?

    I really like to have the task bar at the left margin of one of my monitors, but it's an intentionally tiny display: Lilliput UM-70 (800x480). Is it possible to change task bar behavior so that:
    • Task bar width of ~300 pixels can be made much larger (like 600, say)
    • When task list is too long, display it in several columns as opposed to one column with horizontal scrolling
    • Date, weekday, and time are shown on one line as opposed to three lines
    Looking forward to your replies,
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertrackl View Post
    I really like to have the task bar at the left margin of one of my monitors, but it's an intentionally tiny display: Lilliput UM-70 (800x480). Is it possible to change task bar behavior so that:
    • Task bar width of ~300 pixels can be made much larger (like 600, say)
    • When task list is too long, display it in several columns as opposed to one column with horizontal scrolling
    • Date, weekday, and time are shown on one line as opposed to three lines
    Looking forward to your replies,
    r4
    The width part is pretty easy; make sure the taskbar isn't locked, and put your mouse pointer on the edge of the taskbar so that you get the double-headed resizing pointer and then left-click and drag it out as wide as you want it.

    As for the rest, I don't really know. Having the taskbar in its standard position with its standard behavior has always suited me OK.
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