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First, unlock the Taskbar (right-click on Taskbar, uncheck
"Lock the Taskbar")
Click and drag the separator bar over to the right of the Taskbar
(It's the separator that looks like four dots and then three dots
running side by side vertically). It seems to allow you to create a
double-decker effect with the Taskbar. Once you drag the lower one to
the right of the Taskbar, it allows you to resize the Taskbar.
| Suddenly my taskbar has grown to 3 times its normal height.
| I tried to shrink it by creating the double arrows and dragging it down in
| size. I am able to get the double arrows, but I cannot get the taskbar to
| respond by shrinking back to its normal height.
| It is taking up far too much of the screen space. Does anyone know why it
| has gotten so big and how do I shrink it?