Author Topic: Windows 11 taskbar icon is tiny  (Read 1723 times)

finch1000

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After upgrading to Windows 11, I have noticed that the icon displayed on the taskbar is tiny. I know this is not a functionality problem with MusicBee, I am just wondering if any one has figured out how to fix it.

NOTE: I have already tried changing the icon to a larger one of my own by right-clicking and going to Properties.


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I am guessing you have a high dpi display but even so, MB embeds icons up to 128x128px which should be more than enough for the taskbar.
I suggest asking on a windows 11 forum. If you do find out why then let me know so i can do something (assuming its not just a windows bug)

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NOTE: I have already tried changing the icon to a larger one of my own by right-clicking and going to Properties.
I have an icon I use for testing to see at what size an icon shows up in different views/applications.
You could try this by changing the icon under Preferences > General > Select icon…
and then easily see what size is used for your taskbar.
download: https://bit.ly/iconsizes

Last Edit: February 22, 2022, 04:48:18 PM by hiccup

finch1000

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I am guessing you have a high dpi display but even so, MB embeds icons up to 128x128px which should be more than enough for the taskbar.
I suggest asking on a windows 11 forum. If you do find out why then let me know so i can do something (assuming its not just a windows bug)

I will try hiccup's suggestion below and check out a Windows 11 forum if I don't find a resolution there.

NOTE: I have already tried changing the icon to a larger one of my own by right-clicking and going to Properties.
I have an icon I use for testing to see at what size an icon shows up in different views/applications.
You could try this by changing the icon under Preferences > General > Select icon…
and then easily see what size is used for your taskbar.
download: https://bit.ly/iconsizes



Thank you, hiccup! I will try this out.

finch1000

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NOTE: I have already tried changing the icon to a larger one of my own by right-clicking and going to Properties.
I have an icon I use for testing to see at what size an icon shows up in different views/applications.
You could try this by changing the icon under Preferences > General > Select icon…
and then easily see what size is used for your taskbar.
download: https://bit.ly/iconsizes



That helped, hiccup! My display is 4K, and Windows 11 is using a 256px icon for the taskbar. I will take one of the icons out of the Customization forum and blow it up to 256px.

Thank you and Steven for your help.

hiccup

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That helped, hiccup! My display is 4K, and Windows 11 is using a 256px icon for the taskbar. I will take one of the icons out of the Customization forum and blow it up to 256px.
Great.
To be honest I suspected that was the case exactly.

MusicBee's icon contains the sizes:
16, 32, 48, 64, 128

But the (minimum) recommendation for Windows icons is:
16, 32, 48, 64, 256

I am not sure why MB has 128. It is hardly ever mentioned to be used.


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I am a bit surprised windows wouldnt have automatically upscaled the 128px icon but in any case I have added a 256px icon and removed the 128px one, but it is slightly different to the smaller ones. I dont have a 256px version of the existing ones

https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee35_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files
Last Edit: February 23, 2022, 07:53:10 AM by Steven

hiccup

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I have added a 256px icon and removed the 128px one
Are you sure adding 256 succeeded?
My icon tool now only shows it has 16, 32, 48, 64

hiccup

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Slightly off-topic, but perhaps useful to others that are interested in creating icons for Windows applications and stumble upon this thread.

This is a small table I once created as a cheat sheet to see what icon sizes would be sensible to use:


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thanks for reporting that. I have tried a different approach of upscaling the 128px image
https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee35_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files

finch1000

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thanks for reporting that. I have tried a different approach of upscaling the 128px image
https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee35_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files

The patch works perfectly. Thank you!