Question Help - Taskbar keeps resizing itself on reboot or Explorer restart ?

Toasted Gorilla

Jan 16, 2017
Hello everyone! For some reason, my taskbar on Win10 keeps resizing itself much wider whenever i reboot or otherwise restart my windows explorer. I tried with it locked, unlocked, different combinations, I tried looking at all threads I could find online about it, tried .bat files and registry key editing, tried the "lock all taskbar options" from group policy editor and its registry equivalent... pretty much everything I could think of, and everything I could find online. I've spent days losing my mind at this, and still seemingly no fix. So I figured, in a last ditch effort, I'd make a thread about this myself, since there isn't many out there.
Please help!

Here is what it looks like as I want it (minimum width), and the width it resizes itself to upon restart.

Thank you very much for any help. It is very appreciated.