Squeezing a bit more screen space out of Windows

Most desktop computer screens are wider than they are tall. And some screens these days are very wide...
Most desktop computer screens are wider than they are tall. And some screens these days are very wide.
You can crib back a little bit of vertical space by making a few little tweaks to the Windows Task Bar (that strip across the bottom with icons for different programs, the start button and the clock).
This extra space might be the difference in allowing you to have "larger" views in Athenaeum rather than "smaller" views and not have the ugly scroll bars appear all of the time on the right.
The adjustments are performed by right-clicking on the task bar and choosing "properties" from the menu that appears.
Use small icons/taskbar buttons
Choosing small icons is a pretty nice way to get those few extra pixels, as you don't really lose much and you won't have to change your computer habits.
use_small_icons
Turn on hiding
Hiding is great. The task bar goes away until it's needed. Simply drag the cursor towards the bottom of the screen and it appears.
auto_hide_taskbar
Position the taskbar on the left.
This might mean the biggest habit change for you. The taskbar is always there however it only takes up horizontal space.
taskbar_left
Try these options for a few hours and see what works for you.
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