Windows XP: Stuck with a double row height taskbar and can't get it
back down to one row?
If you are stuck with a double height taskbar in XP that looks like
this (or the other way up)
the reason for this is that somehow you have dragged the quicklaunch
or other taskbar row ABOVE or BELOW the other!
This situation is easily remedied by mouseover one of the sets of vertical
dots until you get a <--> symbol, right click and drag the dotted
region off to the side until you see only a single row of icons as below
The taskbar WILL NOT automatically reduce in size to one row again,
you need to mouseover the top edge and then click and drag it down when
you see the up/down arrow
If there are too many windows open and/or too many quicklauch icons
you might not be able to show a single row, in that case close some Apps
down or remove some quicklauch icons!
UPDATE 27/JULY/2013: I have just made my taskbar be able to minimise
to ONE row by simply UNCHECKING all the taskbar options (below)
Be aware that the lock taskbar and other options on the taskbar menu
might interfere with you getting back to one row of icons if you have
be trying to sort this problem without really knowing how!
IMPORTANT UPDATE 12/AUGUST/2013: If the above does not work then check
to see if you have BOTH dividers on top of each other, drag them apart...
There are TWO dividers here, the problem is they are both on top of
each other, left click and hold on one when you see the double arrow and
drag one over to recreate the two areas
then pull the top of the two row taskbar down to one!
I found this solution here: