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In some of our previous articles we have shown you how to change the size of fonts or icons. Since then, many of our readers asked us how they could change the size of their Quick Launch icons and make them bigger. To answer their question, I did a little bit of testing and managed to write this tutorial. As you will see, making your Quick Launch icons larger is quite easy.
How to unlock the Taskbar
First, you must make sure that the Taskbar is not locked. If unlocked, it should display three dotted lines on the left and right sides, as shown in the screenshot below. If those lines are present skip to the next section and go further with the steps.
If you don't see the dotted lines, right click on the Taskbar and uncheck the option that says: Lock the Taskbar.
How to enlarge the Quick Launch icons
Right click somewhere in the area where you find the Quick Launch icons, click View and then simply select Large Icons.
Now your Quick Launch icons will look larger, just like in the screenshot below.
How to lock the Taskbar
If you want your Quick Launch icons to remained unchanged, you should lock the Taskbar again. To do this, right click on it and select Lock the Taskbar.
The dotted lines will dissapear and the Taskbar plus the Quick Launch icons will remain as they are. You won't be able to move or remove any of them, not even by accident.