Try the easiest way to reduce the width, move the mouse cursor over the top edge of the panel taskand when it will change (will be bi-directional vertical arrow), left click and hold, drag outside boundary of the inside panel to the desired width.
Try to do a sequence of operations, if you simply dragging does not work: first click on an empty space of the bar task , right-click and make sure in the popup context menu should not mark next to "Fix panel of the task". If the label is there - remove it, clicking the menu bar with the mouse.
Right-click the free space of quick launch. In the popup context menu, hover the cursor over the top row ("View") and select from the two options that appears "Small icons".
Hover over the left border (start) second (bottom) number in the panel tasks. When the cursor changes and becomes a bidirectional horizontal arrow, click the left mouse button and drag up and right to the level of icons in the quick launch, but far to the right of them. As a result of this the actions panel tasks should be only one line. The quick launch toolbar will appear to the left and to the right the tabs of open programs. The width of the panel task like this should normally be adjusted in the manner described in the first step.
There are several other operations that indirectly can reduce the width of the panel task. One of them is the change specified in the properties screen value scaling of font sizes. Other - change the screen resolution, which is also set in the properties window of the screen.
Advice 2: How to restore the task bar
The taskbar introduced in Windows 95, it became so familiar that most users and can't imagine working in the system without it. Therefore, the sudden disappearance of the taskbar will baffle anyone. However, the solution to the problem — how to restore the task bar at the same usual place depends on why she so suddenly disappeared.
- The easiest case is when you intentionally or accidentally included auto-hide the taskbar. This is available in the system and saves occupied by the panel: the panel automatically collapses into a thin strip and re-appears when it zooms to the mouse cursor. However, given that the task bar may not necessarily be accommodated in a familiar place — at the bottom edge of the screen to find her inexperienced user can be difficult. Back panel more predictable behavior very easily. If you were able to find her, you need to click the right button of the mouse on a toolbar and open its properties. If you can not find control Panel — task Bar and start menu. In any case, in the opened settings window, you should uncheck "auto-hide the task bar". This will help to restore the taskbar.
- The dimensions of the taskbar can be changed, if it is not in "fixed" mode. In particular, the control panel can be minimized to a very narrow strip, which is difficult to notice on the screen. To return to her former size, just grab the edge of the new strip with the mouse and pull the taskbar back.
- If the task pane is "stuck" to the side or even the upper corner of the screen, then return it to its former place is also easy. Just grab the mouse and drag down. If this doesn't work — click on the taskbar, right click and untick "lock the taskbar" then try again to drag the mouse.
- The most complicated case, when the taskbar is "hidden" settled in the system with a virus. In this case, to return the control panel will work only after cleaning the system from malware. To run antivirus software use hotkey: Win+R will show a command prompt that allows you to run any application, by itself the Win key will trigger the start menu. In an extreme case, use the combination Ctrl+Alt+Del and start the task Manager. It not only allows you to complete tasks and processes, but also to start a new one.