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    Adjusting taskbar

    I am running Windows 8.1 and had my taskbar (where I have icons for Control Panel, Notepad, Paint, etc.) like I wanted.
    I adjusted and returned other features in the start screen but the taskbar is now double its height(wasn't adjusted).
    I tried unlocking the taskbar and using double headed arrow to adjust it but it won't move.
    The Windows logo is positioned midway between upper & lower edges. The battery, speaker, and wifi bars occupy mid points of the upper and lower halves of the present taskbar.
    Hope someone can help me reduce the height of this taskbar, it is annoying.
    Please offer any ideas on how I might have fumbled this into this condition.

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    My first thought was that you had locked the taskbar after doubling it, but I see you have eliminated that scenario. Can you post a screenshot of the taskbar, as a picture might give us a better clue as to what's happening here, especially as I can't replicate the problem (always helps in problem solving!).

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    I tried 3 different means of getting a screenshot but get ZIP.
    It must be another 8.1 FU so will wrestle with it.

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    Couple suggestions but, no guarantees...

    In Task Mgr Reset Windows Explorer.

    Do a Sys Restore

    Cheers,
    Drew

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    Unlock the task bar....once done, move mouse to empty space on taskbar, now move mouse very slowly to top of taskbar until the mouse arrow (what ever yours is) changes to a line with 2 arrows point in the opposite direction, then drag the taskbar to single row.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDo8p5GOPDg

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    Ctrl-PrtScn and Alt-PrtScn both work for me on 8.1....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Unlock the task bar....once done, move mouse to empty space on taskbar, now move mouse very slowly to top of taskbar until the mouse arrow (what ever yours is) changes to a line with 2 arrows point in the opposite direction, then drag the taskbar to single row.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDo8p5GOPDg
    Jim,

    I think the OP said this has already been tried to no avail. Wouldn't move or something.

    Cheers,
    Drew

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    Try using small taskbar icons:
    Right click on a blank area of the taskbar
    Click on Properties
    In the taskbar tab check Use small taskbar buttons.
    Click on Ok

    Now see if you can drag the taskbar to single height.

    Jerry

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