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How to Prevent Users from Resizing the Taskbar on Windows 8/8.1

How do you resize the taskbar icons on your PC? By default, you can choose "Use small taskbar buttons" in the Taskbar Properties dialog box to realize the target, as the following picture shows. Suppose you have the intention to prevent others from resizing them in your PC, you can keep on reading and learn how to prevent users from resizing the taskbar on Windows 8.

Video guide on how to prevent users from resizing the taskbar on Windows 8:

Steps to prevent users from resizing the taskbar on Windows 8/8.1:

Step 1: Access the Local Group Policy Editor.

If you don't know how to access it, please find a method you prefer from 4 Ways to Open Local Group Policy Editor on Windows 8/8.1.

Step 2: Locate and enter the setting called "Prevent users from resizing the taskbar".

For your reference, you can find it in accordance with the path of User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/Prevent users from resizing the taskbar.

Step 3: Change the setting status from Not Configured to Enabled.

Exactly speaking, after entering the mentioned setting, select Enabled and click OK.

After the "Prevent users from resizing the taskbar" setting is enabled, the "Use small taskbar buttons" option in Taskbar Properties is in non-editable mode. Thus, no one can resize the taskbar buttons now.

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