# Windows – How to customize the width of the icons in the Windows 7 taskbar

I'd like to make the icons in the Windows 7 taskbar a little more narrow to fit more in. I can't find the setting anywhere. Is there a way to change it?

• You can decrease icon size altogether via small icons...

• Right click a blank space on the Taskbar
• Select Properties from the context menu
• Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\MinWidth
• If it is not there, right click on an empty white space and select New -> String Value. Name this entry MinWidth.