How to make your taskbar bigger or smaller on Windows 11
Until October 2021, the size of the taskbar in Windows 11 cannot be adjusted with the Settings app. Fortunately, we’ve discovered a registry hack that can make the taskbar bigger or smaller. Here’s how to do it.
Edit the registry itself.
To resize your Windows 11 taskbar, you can either edit your Windows registry manually or download our one-click hack zip file in the section below. Using our files, you can change between three taskbar sizes by simply clicking on one file and restarting your computer.
Warning: Registry Editor is a powerful tool. Its misuse can also destabilize or deactivate your system. Still, it’s a simple hack, and you should have no worries if you follow the instructions perfectly. If you haven’t used Registry Editor before, consider reading how to use it before you begin. We recommend backing up the registry (and your computer) before making any changes.
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, go to this key using the sidebar, or paste it into the address line at the top of the window:
Once you’re there, right-click on “Advanced” in the sidebar and select New> DWORD (32-bit) Value.
A new entry will be added to the list on the right side of the Registry Editor window. Type or paste the name.
Double-click “Task Bar” and the “Edit” window will open. In the “Value Data” field, enter 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. When you log in again after the restart, you will notice that your taskbar is now a different size!
Edit if you change your mind.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvancedTaskbarSi In the Registry Editor again, enter a new value (0, 1, or 2), then restart. To return to the default size, enter “1” for the task bar value. Or you can use the registry files we have provided below.
Download our one click registry hack.
If you want to avoid manually editing your registry, you can download our one-click registry hack files. Inside the zip, you’ll find three files that will change the size of your Windows 11 taskbar or small, medium, or large after restarting.
Download Windows 11 Taskbar Size Hack Files.
After downloading the file, zip it anywhere, and you’ll have three files:
- win11_taskbar_small.reg: This makes your taskbar smaller than the default.
- win11_taskbar_medium.reg: This makes your taskbar the default medium size.
- win11_taskbar_large.reg: This makes your taskbar bigger than the default.
Generally, you should not rely on registry files that you find on the Internet without first checking them. You can verify that opening our registry files via Notepad is not harmful.
Once you’re ready, double-click the .REG file you want to use (the size you want to create your taskbar), and you’ll see an alert stating that the registry Adding information to could potentially harm your system. Click “Yes” to continue.
Next, you’ll see another popup that notifies you that changes have been made to the registry. Click “OK”. Restart your computer, and when you log in again, your taskbar will be the same size as the registry file you are running.
If you want your taskbar to return to its normal (default) size, run “win11_taskbar_medium.reg”, then restart your computer. Enjoy yourself!
Related: What is a REG file (and how do I open it)?