How to Get the Old Thin Taskbar Buttons with Text in Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by RACERPRO, Jan 27, 2009.


    RACERPRO MDL Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2008
    Windows 7 contains new iconized taskbar buttons which only show program icons. Its a new feature in Windows 7 and looks nice. But a few people might find it difficult to use.

    So here is a simple step-by-step tutorial to enable the old thin taskbar buttons with text in Windows 7:

    1. Right-click on Taskbar and select Properties.

    2. You'll see "Taskbar buttons" option will be set to "Always combine, hide labels". Change it to either "Combine when taskbar is full" or "Never combine".

    "Combine when taskbar is full" option will group same program buttons in taskbar like Windows XP and Vista. "Never combine" option will disable grouping.

    3. Apply it and you'll get the taskbar buttons with program text.

    4. If you also want to get the thin taskbar like previous Windows versions, then also enable "Use small icons" option.

    5. And now you'll enjoy the same old thin taskbar with program text: