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Taskbar moved to side!!

My taskbar, for some reason, moved over to the side of my screen. This happened once a long time ago,and I can't remember how to get it back across the bottom of my screen. Could someone please help me? Thanks....Maggie

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In reply to: Taskbar moved to side!!

First, right-click the taskbar and make sure that there is no check next to "Lock the Taskbar." (If there it, click it to uncheck the option.) Then just click on the taskbar (any open space) and drag it in the general direction of the bottom center of the should automatically snap into place. You can then lock the toolbar where it is.

Hope this helps,

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In reply to: Sure...

I wrote it down, so I won't forget next time.....Maggie

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Sometimes when that occurs, it may require 3 positions

In reply to: Thanks...

If on the left , I try to move it in a clockwise positions to top, to right side and to the bottom.
Also, if it is too large, move the cursor over it until you see double arrows over taskbar and then hold mouse key down and it can be made smaller. One time I tried to move it to the other side and all I got was the taskbar covering 1/3 the screen! I have since kept it close to the icons, hold mouse down and draw it to the left or right. Haven't seen it here for WINXP so guess locking it is the reason why. Darrell L.

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