Windows XP Taskbar - Toolbar - Start Menu

View Large Quick Launch Icons

SUMMARY: Make the Windows XP Quick Launch icons in the Task Bar easier to see.


You may have seen other operating systems that have a docking area similar to the Windows XP taskbar, except that the icons on the docking area are quite large and more easily viewable and clickable. You can do the same thing to Windows XP's Quick Launch icons.

1. Right-click an empty area of the Taskbar and check "Lock the taskbar" to unlock it.

2. Carefully click an empty area of the Quick Launch area and choose "View" - "Large Icons". If this menu does not appear, click on the separator groove directly to the left of the "Quick Launch" area.

3. Depending on the number of icons you have in the "Quick Launch" area, you may need to resize the taskbar and Quick Launch area.

a. Move your mouse pointer to the top of the taskbar so it turns into a double-sided arrow. Click and hold your left mouse button and slowly drag up to increase the taskbar size.

b. Move your mouse pointer to the groove separating the Quick Launch area from the rest of the taskbar. The pointer should turn into a double-sided arrow. Click and hold your left mouse button down and slowly drag to the right to increase the size of the Quick Launch area.

4. When you are satisfied with your changes, right-click an empty area of the Taskbar and check "Lock the taskbar" to lock it.

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