Windows 11 lets users change the size of the taskbar

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After an early build of Windows 11 appeared on the Internet, there is now more information about the operating system. Users can apparently adjust the size of the taskbar. There are three variations to choose from.

Windows 11 is coming. The new operating system, which found its way onto the Internet via a leak in the form of an early build, is available to users with compatible devices for initial tests. It is therefore not surprising that more and more details about the new OS are leaking out – including the taskbar.

More design flexibility

Windows 11 functions as a revised version of Windows 10 and includes components of the discontinued Windows 10X. This is especially noticeable in the taskbar and the Start menu, which are now located in the center of the taskbar by default and no longer on the left edge as in Windows 10.

However, the new operating system promises more customization options than its predecessor: Users can not only choose between the centered taskbar with the Start menu in the middle or the version they are used to in Windows 10, but also adjust the size of the taskbar. There are three variants to choose from, namely small, medium and large.

Depending on which option we choose, the appearance of the taskbar and the size of the icons will change. The medium size is the default and is best suited for desktop PCs and tablets, whereas the large taskbar is mainly designed for tablets. Small, on the other hand, resembles the variant we are used to from Windows 10.

If you have already installed the build of Windows 11 on a compatible device and want to adjust the size of the taskbar on a test basis, proceed as follows:

Open the Registry Editor by typing the term regedit in the search box on the taskbar and selecting Registry Editor from the list of results.

Search for the following directory:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\.
Create a new DWORD entry (right-click in the editor -> New -> DWORD value) called TaskbarSi.
Change the value of the entry (right click -> Change) to modify the size of the taskbar (0 = small, 1 = medium, 2 = large).

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