Windows 11 is just around the corner, and it is pretty different from Windows 10, especially when it comes to the user interface. The first noticeable change you will notice on starting up Windows 11 is its taskbar.
Windows 11 Taskbar by default contains the Start button and pinned icons at the center, unlike the previous Microsoft’s operating system, where it is placed at the left corner.
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Although Microsoft has provided a slick and modern look to the all-new taskbar, as of now, there are a few customizations that are not available by default. Two of those are the ability to resize the taskbar and reposition it.
However, there is still an indirect method to resize the Windows 11 taskbar to make it bigger or smaller. In this post, we will learn how to use that.
Make Windows 11 Taskbar Size Bigger
To resize the taskbar in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- On the Windows 11 search box, type Regedit, and click on its icon to launch it.
- Navigate to this key location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
- On the left pane, right-click on Advanced and select New –> DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Name the DWORD: TaskbarSi
- Double click the newly created DWORD and change its value data to 0 for the smaller taskbar and 2 for the bigger taskbar.
- Restart or re sign-in to the device to make the changes effective.
Unlike Windows 10, where you can directly adjust the size of the taskbar by dragging it, the taskbar of Windows 11 lacks this direct option. However, since Windows 11 is still in the Insider days, hopefully, Microsoft would add this option in future updates.
Peter is an Electrical Engineer whose primary interest is tinkering with his computer. He is passionate about Windows 10 Platform and enjoys writing tips and tutorials about it.