1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    Anyone have an idea on how to reduce the system tray icon sizes? I don't mean the icon image but the click/touch targets. The spacing between systray icons are larger than in previous versions of Windows.

    However, in nearly everyone else's W10 screenshots, I see everyone's systray icons much closer together, like in Windows 7.

    How do I go about changing this? I normally use a vertical taskbar with the slimmest width and it's causing a single column of all my systray icons.

    My DPI's at 100%, and the presence of Cortana and the Task View button don't seem to matter. Tablet mode is disabled (I don't have a touchscreen). Large/small taskbar icons don't seem to matter.
    08-15-2015 05:35 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Did you change the screen res?
    08-15-2015 06:37 PM
  3. IcyStorm's Avatar
    No? All of my monitors are set to their native resolutions.
    ven07 likes this.
    08-15-2015 07:26 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    No? All of my monitors are set to their native resolutions.
    Just checking. Get your post count upto 10 and provide us with a screenshot?
    08-15-2015 07:36 PM
  5. IcyStorm's Avatar
    Ah, will this forum frown upon me posting a link but putting a space in the middle so that it's not technically a url?
    08-15-2015 07:41 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    Lol no we won't :)
    08-15-2015 08:22 PM
  7. IcyStorm's Avatar
    Okay so my systray icons are spaced like this


    But I've seen most others' systrays have icons closer together like:
    Attached Thumbnails a2efac640e.png  
    08-15-2015 08:23 PM
  8. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Have you tried adjusting settings in Settings/System/Display/Advanced/"advanced sizing of text and other items"?
    ven07 likes this.
    08-16-2015 06:49 AM
  9. IcyStorm's Avatar
    Have you tried adjusting settings in Settings/System/Display/Advanced/"advanced sizing of text and other items"?
    Yeah, there's nothing that seems to change this. The only thing thus far I've seen affect the spacing is tablet mode, which when enabled makes the touch targets even larger.
    08-17-2015 10:53 AM
  10. Larry Amato's Avatar
    Right click on the taskbar and click properties.. there you find options to use small icons and combine or not or whatever..
    08-17-2015 11:41 AM
  11. luchosacco's Avatar
    Hey IcyStorm,

    I am having the exact same issue you have mentioned on this and other forums, where the systray icons are uncomfortably spaced, not as they show up for everyone else!!
    I did notice that you have not replied back to any of the sites you have posted this question, and I was wondering if you might have found a solution for the problem. Can you help me out?

    2015-08-28_171005.jpg

    Thanks!
    Attached Thumbnails 2015-08-28_171005.png  
    08-28-2015 03:14 PM
  12. IcyStorm's Avatar
    Do you happen to have Splashtop Streamer installed? That's what was causing it for me and someone else. I use Splashtop all the time so I've just decided to deal with it.
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    08-28-2015 05:57 PM
  13. ven07's Avatar
    Do you happen to have Splashtop Streamer installed? That's what was causing it for me and someone else. I use Splashtop all the time so I've just decided to deal with it.
    Thanks for the info :) We'll try to pass it along. Btw in which thread did you find the answer?
    08-29-2015 07:15 PM
  14. IcyStorm's Avatar
    Thanks for the info :) We'll try to pass it along. Btw in which thread did you find the answer?
    Someone told me on Microsoft Answers. http://answers.microsoft.com/thread/...b-c0d12abee6f3

    I wouldn't be surprised if there are a few other programs that can cause this, particularly those might adjust the Windows UI or something when in use. I don't know why Splashtop Streamer does this (especially when it's not being used) and there are no options currently to fix this within the program.
    08-30-2015 06:35 PM
  15. luchosacco's Avatar
    Hey, no I am not using Splashtop unfortunately. :(
    I still have the spacing issue and I don't know what could be causing it, let me know if you find any other possible cause!

    Thanks!
    09-09-2015 03:35 PM

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