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How to Resize the Taskbar on Windows 11

Windows 11 does not allow the option of adjusting the size of the taskbar from the Settings app. Fortunately, we have found a way to resize the taskbar in Windows 11 using a registry hack. Follow the guide below to make your taskbar larger or smaller on Windows 11.

How to Resize the Taskbar on Windows 11

Edit the Registry

If you want to adjust the size of the taskbar on your Windows 11 PC, there are two ways you can go about it. You can either edit your Windows Registry yourself or download our one-click hack ZIP file which we have linked below. Using our files enables you to switch between the three taskbar sizes and all you need to do is click a file and then restart your PC.

Warning: Before you proceed, you need to keep in mind that the Registry Editor is a powerful tool. As such, any misuse of the tool can leave your computer in an unstable or even inoperable state. Still, you can get through this hack in a few easy steps, and if you follow them correctly, you shouldn’t experience any issues. If you have never used the Registry Editor before on your Windows 11 PC, you might want to read about it before you proceed. Another safety precaution is to back up the Registry as well as your computer before you proceed to make any changes.

The first method we will go through is the manual method. Follow the steps below to resize your taskbar using the manual method.

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Select Registry Editor From The Start Menu

First off, launch the Registry Editor on your computer. To do this, simply click the Start button on your PC and then type “regedit” and then click the “Registry Editor” icon from the list of results that come up.

Once you are in the Registry Editor app, use the sidebar to navigate to this key. You can also paste it in the address line close to the top of the Registry Editor window instead.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

After you have done this, you will see a list of options in the sidebar. Right-click the “Advanced” option and then select New and then click the “DWORD (32-bit) Value” option.

Add A New Dword Value

Now, proceed to add a new “DWORD” value.

Once you do this, you will notice a new entry in the list in the rightmost pane of the Registry Editor window. Now, type in the name “TaskbarSi”. You can also paste it there instead.

Enter Name Name Taskbarsi

Next up, double click the “Taskbarsi” option and you will notice an Edit window appear on the screen. Go over to the “Value Data” field and then type in any one of the values 0, 1, and 2. This number corresponds to the size of the taskbar with 0 being the smallest size, 2 being the biggest size and 1 being medium (which is the default size). Once you have entered a value, click the “OK” button to save your changes.

Enter A Value, Then Click Ok

Close the Registry Editor app and then restart your computer. The next time you log in after rebooting your PC, you will notice that the size of the taskbar has changed based on the value you entered.

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Windows 11 Three Taskbar Sizes From A Registry Hack

If you, later on, decide to readjust the size of the taskbar, you can easily do this by editing HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\TaskbarSi again in Registry Editor. Once there, enter a new value based on how you want to change the size and then restart your PC. Another method is to use the registry files which we have linked below.

How to Resize The Taskbar Using Our One-Click Registry Hack

If you do not want to go through the process of manually editing your registry, you can instead download our one-click registry hack files. The ZIP file contains three files that will resize the taskbar on your Windows 11 PC after a reboot.

Download the Windows 11 Taskbar Size Hack Files

Once the download is complete, unzip the file and move it to any location. You will be presented with three files.

  • win11_taskbar_small.reg: This makes your taskbar smaller than the default size.
  • win11_taskbar_medium.reg: This makes your taskbar the default medium size.
  • win11_taskbar_large.reg: This makes your taskbar larger than the default size.

A rule of thumb is that you shouldn’t registry files that you find on the internet and you should make sure to check them first. You can check the registry files we have provided and verify that they are not malicious by opening them using Notepad (right-click a file, click the “Show More Options” option, and then select “Edit”) and checking the contents of the files.

After you have unzipped the files, double click the .REG file you would like to apply to your taskbar depending on the size you want. Next, a warning will be displayed on the screen, telling you that adding information you the Registry could potentially cause damage to your computer. Select the “Yes” button to proceed.

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Click Yes

Up next, another pop-up will be displayed on the screen telling you that changes have been made to the Registry. Select OK and then reboot your PC.

The next time you log in, you will notice the size of the taskbar has changed depending on the registry file you selected.

If you would like to resize your taskbar to the original size, simply run “win11_taskbar_medium.reg” and then restart your computer.

And that’s pretty much it!