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taskmaster toolbar gone

by JoMilton / November 5, 2007 8:17 AM PST

Today I somehow lost my taskmaster toolbar. All I have is a window with a blank frame. The percentage usage information is gone and so ar all the task across the top of the window. I don't know how I did it or how to restore it. I was trying to close an application windown that was hangning and I must have clicked something on task manager that was also open at the time.
How do I get it back. I can't see the page that lists running programs either.
It's the second time I've done this and someone else fixed it for me last time, but they didn't tell me how.

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Tried Double Clicking In The Border Area...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 5, 2007 9:17 AM PST the upper right hand side?

Hope this helps.


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Your computer hangs...
by dhy_yhd / November 5, 2007 10:34 PM PST

Have you tried restarting your computer? Does the same thing happened? If not, then it is just that your computer hang or freeze. Possible causes: a lot of application is running. If you already restarted your computer and the same thing happens, then I suggest you to create a new user account and see if it occurs. Your computer may have some corrupted files and using a new user account, and deleting the old one, will correct this issue. When transferring to a new user account, make sure that you will transfer your files to the new one.

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Grif has the solution and
by Tufenuf / November 6, 2007 12:27 AM PST
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Still got a problem
by JoMilton / November 7, 2007 6:59 AM PST

Thank you for your reply. I have added that helpful site to my favourites for future use.
The trouble is my Task Manager has no little red box to click. I've been right clicking here there and everywhere, but no joy. It is stuck on the screen showing the list of processes running, not the graph page, and there is no box of any description to click. I'd do a system restore except the problem happened immediately after downloading version 8 of Adobe Reader on dial up, which took hours, and I don't want to have to repeat the process! Looks like I might have to though.

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I Think You Misunderstood..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 7, 2007 7:51 AM PST
In reply to: Still got a problem

Put your mouse in the brown border area around the Task Manager, then DOUBLE CLICK normally. It should expand back to normal. DON'T "right click" as you stated.

Hope this helps.


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by JoMilton / November 7, 2007 8:09 PM PST

Yay, Griff you are wonderful. Big hugs and eternal gratitude. Now why was I too stupid to think of something that simple? Doh! All better now. Thank you so much.

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