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With the Windows taskbar on the side, BatteryBar is too big.

I have a widescreen and I put my Windows Taskbar on the side instead of at the bottom so my QuickLaunch bar can also be vertical instead of horizontal. BatteryBar does not shrink to a small-icon size while in this mode so it takes up too much space on the taskbar. Please consider this configuration in the next update.

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      • Wouter Vervaat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        same issue here, it's just too big for a vertical taskbar. Upgraded to pro, but only slightly smaller available. Still too big. Not happy about upgrading.
        Preferably I would like just the percentage (or time left) without the battery icon, would that be possible?

      • Malignant Bouffant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Your fucking icon was too damn big in a regular horizontal bottom of the screen taskbar as well. You are a piece of shit just like your program.

      • AdminChris Thompson (Admin, Osiris Development) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are aware of some issues related to using a vertical taskbar. We're currently focusing our efforts on upgrading the software to work with Windows 8. We'll work on addressing this issue after the Windows 8 release has been completed.

      • Nobuyuki Ogawa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello Chris-san,

        I use TaskBar in Vertical left side to maximize vertical pixels of screen work area.
        Since recent LCD screen has less pixels than older one.
        I use Battery bar Pro Version 3.5.4 under Windows7 Pro 64bit SP1.

        I encountered incorrect deforming of BatteryBar appearance in vertical task bar.
        I would like to use "Thinkbar Green", but it is not displayed correctly in vertical taskbar.

        Case Too Big:
        http://www.lares.dti.ne.jp/~hamano/TEMP/BBar_DefaultTooBig.jpg

        Case Too Thin:
        http://www.lares.dti.ne.jp/~hamano/TEMP/BBar_ThinkGreenTooThin.jpg

        Could you fix that?
        It is easy I believe because you did not tested simply with vertical taskbar.

        Best regards,

        Nobuyuki Ogawa

      • Mark A. Craig commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also came here to report this bug, but it seems the party is so long over that the lease on the building expired and it's now being converted to a Starbuck's. I even had a compelling screen capture and everything. Over three physical inches tall! This is what I would consider a show-stopper, if it were my code; okay, it's not and I still consider it a show-stopper.

      • Danny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also think the battery bar is too big but only because I have a double height taskbar on XP and would also like a rotated battery.

      • intika commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        meantime change 90° rotation you can optimize the size and display by modifying
        the file
        C:\Program Files\BatteryBar\Themes\Win7Bar\theme.xml
        (if you are using win7bar theme) else change the theme.xml of your current theme.
        for example by changing these values
        <Margin>0,0,0,0</Margin>
        to set the display as you like and more smaller
        example
        <Margin>13,0,13,0</Margin>
        cheers

      • anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i have a widescreen and I put my Windows Taskbar on the side instead of at the bottom so my QuickLaunch bar can also be vertical instead of horizontal. BatteryBar does not shrink to a small-icon size while in this mode so it takes up too much space on the taskbar. Please consider this configuration in the next update.

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