As of October 2021, the size of the taskbar in Windows 11 can no longer be adjusted using the Settings app. Luckily, we discovered a registry hack that can make the taskbar bigger or smaller. Here’s how to do it.
To resize your Windows 11 taskbar, you can either edit your Windows registry yourself or download our one-click hack zip file in the section below. By using our files, you can switch between the three taskbar sizes by simply clicking on a file and restarting your PC.
Warning: Registry Editor is a powerful tool. Misuse can make your system unstable or even inoperable. Still, this is an easy hack and if you follow the instructions completely you shouldn’t have any problems. If you’ve never used Registry Editor, it’s a good idea to learn how to use it before you begin. We also recommend backing up the registry (and your computer) before making any changes.
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To start changing it manually, first open the registry editor. Click the Start button, type “regedit” and select the “Registry Editor” icon when it appears in the results.
When the Registry Editor app opens, navigate to this key using the sidebar or paste it into the address bar at the top of the window:
Once there, right-click “Advanced” in the sidebar and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
A new entry is added to the list on the far right of the Registry Editor window. Type or paste the name
Double-click “Taskbarsi” and an “Edit” window will appear. In the Value Data field, enter either 0, 1, or 2. This number corresponds to the size of the taskbar: 0 means smallest, 1 means medium (default), and 2 means largest. When you’re done, click OK.
Next, close the registry editor and restart your Windows 11 PC. If you log back in after the reboot, you’ll notice that your taskbar is now a different size!
If you change your mind, edit
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvancedTaskbarSi Enter a new value (0, 1, or 2) in the registry editor again, and then reboot. To revert to the default size, enter 1 for the TaskbarSi value. Or you can use the registry files provided below.
If you want to avoid manually editing your registry, you can download our one-click registry hack files. Inside the ZIP file you will find three files that will resize your Windows 11 taskbar to small, medium or large after a reboot.
Download Windows 11 Taskbar Size Hack Files
After downloading the file, unzip it anywhere and you have three files:
- win11_taskbar_small.reg: This will make your taskbar smaller than default.
- win11_taskbar_medium.reg: This will make your taskbar the default medium size.
- win11_taskbar_large.reg: This will make your taskbar larger than default.
In general, you should not trust registry files found on the Internet without first checking them. You can verify that our registry files are not malicious by opening them with Notepad (right-click a file, select “See more options” and then “Edit”) and view their contents.
When you’re done, double-click the .REG file you want to use (according to the size you want your taskbar to be), and you’ll see a warning stating that adding information to the registry could potentially damage your system. Click Yes to continue.
Next, you will see another pop-up window telling you that changes have been made to the registry. Click OK.” Restart your PC and when you log in again, your taskbar will be the size that corresponds to the registry file you were running.
If you want your taskbar to return to its normal (default) size, run “win11_taskbar_medium.reg” and then restart your PC. Have fun!
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