Task bar icons - winXP

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by _Jambers_, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. _Jambers_

    _Jambers_ Guest

    Just installed winXP on a rather slow laptop (K6-300). It's got a 12"
    tft that displays on 800x600, so I messed with the appearance in
    display properties because xp's 'message box' bars are a bit bloaty
    IMO, not just at 800x600, but anyways.

    So I reduced the size of the bar itself to the minimum - 18 - then
    reduced the fontsize - 9 - then made the caption buttons a bit smaller
    - 18 - [maybe not in that particular order] then hit apply. Was all a
    bit pokey and rough, so put the caption buttons back to 20 and the
    font back to 10. That's all fine, but now my task bar icons are
    blurry, jagged and some are quite unrecognisable.

    Sorry for the long-winded explanation, but does anyone know how to
    sort this out? It's a friends lappy and I'm supposed to give him it
    back this afternoon!

    CIA for any help,
    _Jambers_, Feb 26, 2004
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    BigH2K Guest

    The icons were designed to be displayed at certain sizes so they will be
    nice & sharp at that intended size but at other sizes they will be displayed
    at approximations of what they should be. I think the settings you have
    chosen just happen to be a size at which the approximation is very poor so
    you get a crap looking icon.

    Hope this makes sense.
    BigH2K, Feb 26, 2004
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    Trev Guest

    Change the desktop theme and then back again it will forget your
    Trev, Feb 26, 2004
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    _Jambers_ Guest

    Change the desktop theme and then back again it will forget your
    Just the ticket, Trev, cheers. Required a log off, but worked a
    _Jambers_, Feb 26, 2004
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