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How to resize the Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10

This article is for newbies, we will show you how to resize the Height or Width of the Taskbar and also how to resize or change Height or Width of Start Menu in Windows 10 easily. Each section below outlines the easy steps you can take to resize the Start Menu and Taskbar to customize your system and get the most smooth Windows 10 experience.

Resize the Taskbar in Windows 10

With a few clicks and drags here and there you can easily resize the Windows 10 Taskbar. You can make it even taller, giving you more room for application shortcuts. If you’re using a vertical taskbar, you can make it wider. In this post, we will show you the easy steps to follow to resize or change the Height or Width of the Taskbar on Windows 10.

To resize the Windows 10 taskbar, you need to first unlock the taskbar. To do so, right-click on the taskbar and locate the “Lock The Taskbar” option on the context menu. If that option has a checkmark beside it, click on it to disable it. If there is no checkmark, then you’re all ready to resize your taskbar.

With your taskbar unlocked, you are now free to resize or even move it to the left, right, or top edge of your screen.

How to change the Height of the Taskbar

To resize or change the height of the Taskbar, do the following:

  1. First, position your mouse cursor on the outer edge of the taskbar.
  2. The pointer cursor will change into the resize cursor, which looks like a short vertical line with an arrowhead on both ends.
  3. Once you see the resize cursor, click and drag the mouse up or down to change the height of the taskbar as you like.
  4. When you reach the desired height, you can release the mouse button, and the taskbar will stay at that size.
  5. You can then right-click on the taskbar and lock it again using the “Lock The Taskbar” option so that you don’t accidentally resize it later.

How to change the Width of the Taskbar

To resize or change the width of the taskbar in Windows 10, your taskbar must be in a vertical orientation, and it must be unlocked.

If your taskbar is not already vertical, click on it and drag your mouse cursor to the left or right edge of the screen. When the cursor gets close enough to the edge, the taskbar will snap into a vertical position.

Once that is done, you can then follow the steps outlined below to resize or change the width of the Taskbar.

  1. Position your mouse cursor on the edge of the taskbar.
  2. The pointer cursor will change into the resize cursor, which looks like a short horizontal line with an arrowhead on both ends.
  3. Once you see the resize cursor, click and drag the mouse left or right to change the width of the taskbar.
  4. When you reach the desired width, you can release the mouse button, and the taskbar will stay that size.
  5. If you wish, you can then right-click on the taskbar and lock it again using the Lock The Taskbar option so that you don’t accidentally resize it later.

Resize the Start Menu in Windows 10

resize the Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10

You can easily resize the Start menu in Windows 10 until it’s just right, which can give you more real estate to pin your favorite items or reveal more of the Desktop.

How to change the height of the Start Menu

To resize or change the height of the Start Menu, do the following:

  1. First, open the Start menu by either clicking on the Start button on the taskbar or tapping the Windows key on the keyboard.
  2. Once the Start menu is open, position your mouse cursor on its edge.
  3. The pointer cursor will change into the resize cursor, which looks like a short vertical line with an arrowhead on both ends.
  4. Once you see the resize cursor, click and drag the mouse up or down to change the height of the Start Menu.
  5. When you reach the desired height, you can release the mouse button, and the Start Menu will stay that size.

How to change the Width of the Start Menu

To resize or change the width of the Start Menu, do the following:

  1. Position your mouse cursor on the edge of the taskbar.
  2. The pointer cursor will change into the resize cursor, which looks like a short horizontal line with an arrowhead on both ends.
  3. Once you see the resize cursor, click and drag the mouse left or right to change the width of the Start Menu.
  4. When resized horizontally, the Start menu will snap to multiples of your tile size.
  5. When you reach the desired width, you can release the mouse button, and the Start menu will stay that size.
  6. You can also adjust both height and width at the same time by placing your cursor on the Start menu’s upper-right corner and dragging your mouse inward or outward diagonally.

That’s it!

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