Do you prefer a vertical taskbar but don't like how wide it is? Here's a little free hack that allows you to create a vertical taskbar as narrow as the horizontal one (or any size you like). http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker To activate the skinny taskbar mode after installing the app, just right click the app icon in your system tray and select "Advanced Options". Scroll down the list until you see "no_width_limit" and change the value to 1. Now you can have a skinny sidebar.