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Taskbar has moved to side of screen.

by ekp62 / January 9, 2009 1:09 AM PST

Hello ~
Last night, my taskbar decided to move from the bottom of the screen to the right side. It looks like a top-to-bottom column over there.

I've been over and over "taskbar properties", "display", "appearance", "customize desktop" etc, but cannot find any place to tell the taskbar to get itself back to the bottom of the screen.

Clicking and dragging does nothing to help. It lets me make the taskbar wider and shorter, but won't put it where it belongs.

I can ususally figure out most wierd things, but this has me stumped. If I did something to cause this, I have no idea what it was. It was as if the taskbar suddenly jumped up and over!

I am running Windows XP Home Edition on and HP Pavilion.

Thanks in advance for any ideas,
Elaine

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Clicking a dragging?
by Coryphaeus / January 9, 2009 1:39 AM PST

Don't click it when the arrows show up, click the bar itself, then drag.

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: Clicking a dragging?
by ekp62 / January 9, 2009 2:12 AM PST
In reply to: Clicking a dragging?

Hi, Coryphaeus ~
I'm sorry, I see now that I was talking about two different things as if they are the same. I really do know the difference between "clicking and dragging" and "resizing with the arrows", but my post didn't make that clear. Sorry for the confusion!

Truly though, clicking and dragging does nothing to get the taskbar back to the bottom.

I'm running virus scan right now because a few other small things are acting oddly. If that yields nothing, I'm going to try system restore.

Thanks,
Elaine

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Re: Clicking a dragging?
by Tufenuf / January 9, 2009 3:57 AM PST
In reply to: : Clicking a dragging?

Elaine, First right click the Taskbar and unlock it then follow the instructions and video at the link below.

http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_move_my_windows_xp_taskbar_back_to_the_bottom_of_the_screen_video.html

Tufenuf

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Re: Clicking a dragging?
by ekp62 / January 9, 2009 5:06 AM PST

Oh my gosh! Tufenuf, thanks for the link! That was so quick and easy that I literally gasped when the taskbar fell into place!

Thanks soooooooooo much,
Elaine

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Yay
by rumsonhomes / January 28, 2014 8:38 AM PST

Thank you very much!

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Is the taskbar locked?
by Coryphaeus / January 9, 2009 4:04 AM PST
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Is the taskbar locked?
by ekp62 / January 9, 2009 5:08 AM PST
In reply to: Is the taskbar locked?

Hi, Coryphaeus ~
It wasn't locked before, but it certainly is now, now that it's back where it belongs!
Wink

Thanks so much,
Elaine

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TASKBAR MOVED TO SIDE OF SCREEN
by ammumma / January 9, 2009 3:58 PM PST

JUST CLICK ON AN EMPTY SPACE ON THE TASKBAR AND DRAG DOWN. WHEN IN POSITION RIGHT CLICK ON THE TASKBAR AND SELECT LOCK TASKBAR TO PREVENT THIS HAPPENING AGAIN
MURALI

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taskbar has moved to side of screen
by raymondcyl / January 10, 2009 7:59 AM PST

i had that happen to me while i was cleaning my key board.
and the only way i was able to get it back to the bottom was to use the system restore.
I set it back 1 day
good luck
Raymond...

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