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please help. task bar problem

by laoleng / November 15, 2006 8:20 PM PST

my kid did something on my laptop (window XP). Now the task bar appears on the right hand side of screen. How do I do to change its position back to the bottom of the scr4een.

Thank you.

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Re: please help. task bar problem
by Tufenuf / November 15, 2006 9:15 PM PST

laoleng, Follow these instructions:

Note: You may have to first right click the Taskbar and unlock it.

My Taskbar moved to the left, top, or right side of the screen.

It is common for users to mistakenly move their Taskbar to the left, top, or right side of the screen while working on their computer. If you wish to return the Taskbar to the default position (the bottom of the screen), follow the below steps.

How to move the Taskbar

Moving the Taskbar is simple once you understand the basic steps involved. To move the Taskbar, move your mouse cursor to where the time is currently displayed on the Taskbar. Once your mouse cursor is over the time, click and hold the mouse button down, and while holding the mouse button down, move your cursor to the middle edge of where you want the Taskbar to be. For example, if you wish to return the Taskbar back to its original position, move the cursor to the bottom center of the screen. When the Taskbar has moved to its new location, release the button.


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My taskbar went double wide
by mbb / March 6, 2008 2:43 AM PST

My taskbar went double wide while I was trying to hide short cuts. I was sliding the dotted bar to the left when, bam, the whole thing went double wide.

I can move it all over, side to side and top to bottom, but I can't get it back to single width. XP Pro w/sp2.

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Re: My taskbar went double wide
by Tufenuf / March 6, 2008 2:51 AM PST
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My taskbar went double wide
by mbb / March 6, 2008 3:30 AM PST

To Tufenuf,
Thank you, thank you. It worked just as described!

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(NT) Glad it worked & Thanks for posting back.
by Tufenuf / March 6, 2008 4:09 AM PST
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
by webannie / July 13, 2008 1:35 AM PDT

I know your posting was not recent, but I have had a moved (and yet unlocked) taskbar issue for weeks that I could not resolve! Even the infamous MS could not help me, and your simple message of WHERE to seize the bar, allowed me to return the bar to where my brain needed to see it. I am eternally grateful!

m (a retired web designer/developer)

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(NT) thank you very much. I got it.
by laoleng / November 16, 2006 10:24 AM PST
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(NT) Glad it's fixed & Thanks for posting back.
by Tufenuf / November 16, 2006 11:29 AM PST

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