How to Make Your Taskbar Bigger or Smaller on Windows 11


From October 2021, the taskbar size in Windows 11 will no longer be adjustable with the Settings app. Fortunately, we discovered a registry hack that can make the taskbar bigger or smaller. Here’s how to do it.

Edit the registry yourself

To resize your Windows 11 taskbar, you can edit your Windows registry yourself or download our one-click hack ZIP file in the section below. Using our files, you can switch between the three taskbar formats by clicking on a file and restarting your PC.

Warning: The Registry Editor is a powerful tool. Misuse of it can make your system unstable or even unusable. Still, this is a simple hack, and if you follow the instructions completely, you shouldn’t have any problems. If you haven’t used Registry Editor before, consider reading about: how to use it before you start. We also recommend that you back up the registry (and your computer) before making any changes.

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To start making changes 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 line at the top of the window:

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

Once there, right click on “Advanced” in the sidebar and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

A new entry will be added to the list in the right-most pane of the Registry Editor window. Type or paste the name TaskbarSi .

Double click on “Taskbarsi” and an “Edit” window will appear. Enter 0, 1, or 2 in the “Value data” field. 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’.

Then close the Registry Editor and restart your Windows 11 PC. When you log in again after the reboot, you will notice that your taskbar is now a different size!

If you change your mind, edit HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\TaskbarSi in the Registry Editor again, enter a new value (0, 1, or 2) and reboot. To revert to the default size, enter “1” for the TaskbarSi value. Or you can use the registry files we provided below.

Download our one-click registry hack

If you want to avoid manually editing your registry, you can download our registry hack files with one click. Inside the ZIP you will find three files that will resize your Windows 11 taskbar whether small, medium or large after a reboot.

Download the Windows 11 Taskbar Size Hack Files

Once you’ve downloaded the file, extract it to any location and you’ll have three files:

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

In general, you should not trust registry files that you find on the Internet without checking them first. You can verify that our registry files are not malicious by opening them with Notepad (right-click a file, select “Show more options” and then choose “Edit”) and view their contents.

When you’re done, double-click the .REG file you want to use (matches the size you want your taskbar to be), and you’ll see a warning that adding information to the registry could potentially damage your system . Click “Yes” to continue.

Then you will see another popup telling you that changes have been made to the registry. Click OK.” Restart your PC and when you log back in, your taskbar will be the size that matches the registry file you ran.

If you want your taskbar to go back to its normal (default) size, run “win11_taskbar_medium.reg” and then reboot your PC. Have fun!

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