One of my Subscriber asked a question “ How to Resize the Windows Taskbar Thumbnails” in Windows OS.When a Mouse cursor is hover on the tasbar area, you can see the preview of the icons to a bigger view.
In order to have a bigger size thumbnails when cursor hover the icons. the setting to resize is much easier and do not need any third party software installation.
Open the registy Window by holding WIN+R and type regedit.exe Press OK
Narrow down to this path:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Explorer / Taskband
- Right-click on the right-hand side pane and choose New,32-bit DWORD, and type MinThumbSizePx
- Decimal value of 550 or less pixels, (Choose this value as you need).
- Go to File and Exit from Registry
For changes to happen, logoff and login back with your Windows account
Alternative methid for restarting Explorer in windows7, right-click on the Start Menu while holding down the CTRL + SHIFT keys. For Windows8 right click on the Taskbar while holding down the CTRL + SHIFT keys.
Explorer will exit and the Taskbar will disappear. Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keyboard combination to bring up Task Manager, then File> Run, and then type “explorer” and hit the Enter key.
You now have Thumbnails resize to Your desired settings.