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The taskbar is upside down and at the top of the screen


On Windows computers, you should have what is known as the taskbar. This is the gray strip that runs across the bottom of your computer and which displays icons for quickly accessing programs you frequently use. The taskbar also shows the "Start" menu, clock and icons for your Internet connections. Sometimes icons do not appear properly in the taskbar. This usually is because the computer is new and hasn't had icons placed in the taskbar manually, or because a default setting is off in the OS properties. Both are simple fixes.

1.Right-click the "Start" icon and select "Properties."

2.Select the "Taskbar" tab in the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" dialogue box.

3.Uncheck "Lock the taskbar" and "Auto-hide the taskbar." Check "Show Quick Launch." Since the Quick Launch box isn't available in some systems, you may need to right-click on the taskbar area, choose "Toolbars" and then select "Quick Launch."

4.Navigate to the programs you want to show on the taskbar through the "Start" menu or on your desktop. Right-click the program and drag it to the taskbar. Choose "Create shortcuts here" from the menu that appears. The icon for the program should appear in the taskbar.

Sep 19, 2011 | Dell Latitude 2120 Notebook

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Remove text on taskbar icons like Windows 7 An easy way to give your Windows...


Remove text on taskbar icons like Windows 7
An easy way to give your Windows Vista box a clean look is to remove the application labels on the taskbar. With a registry hack you can make your Windows Vista taskbar look similar to the Windows 7 icon only taskbar.
1.Click on the start button and type in regedit and hit Enter.
2.Navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop\WindowMetrics.
3.Create a new REG_SZ value and call it MinWidth
4.Set the value of MinWidth to 56
5.Restart

on Nov 19, 2013 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Access My Documents from the Taskbar (XP and Vista)

Right-click an empty section of the Taskbar and select toolbars, then New Toolbar. Navigate to the My Documents (XP) or Documents (Vista) folder and click the OK or Select Folder button. In its default position to the far right of the Taskbar, the toolbar provides menu access to the entire contents of the folder.

on Jun 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I am unable to get the Safari to work on my IMac OS X 10.5.8 -- how can i get it back on


Hi,

Is it missing from the toolbar at the bottom? If it is, click on the spotlight icon on the top right of the screen (magnifying glass). Then type in safari and you should see it appear in a list. Then drag and drop back on the taskbar at the bottom.

If its just freezing when opening, have you tried to restart your PC

Hope that helps

Nov 12, 2010 | Apple safari

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I run Windows XP Professional. Today there showed up a second layer of taskbar. It has ''Desktop'' in light blue, ''My Documents'' ''My computer'' and ''My Network Places'' shown in white with icons. ...


You have only increased your taskbar size, don't worry...
Right-click on an empty part of the taskbar, and ensure the "lock the taskbar" is unchecked. Next, position your mouse right on the top edge of the taskbar, your mouse should change to two black opposing pointing arrows. Hold left-click, and drag the taskbar down.
This will reduce the taskbar back to the way you're used to.
Hope this helps, and please rate this answer.

Jun 26, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Unable open explorer in start taskbar by right click"


check the size of your RAm and make sure your system is not freezing. good luck

Jun 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition...

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Windows live messenger login but contacts cannot list


First i should say, this had to be a paid solution lol

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Click Tools, and then select Folder Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings list, select Show hidden files and folders, make sure Hide extensions for known file types is not selected, and then click OK.
  5. In the Windows Explorer window, click View, select Explorer Bar, and then verify that Folders is checked.

then

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Navigate to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\Your Windows logon name\Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  3. Delete all of the files in the folder.
  4. Navigate to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\Your Windows logon name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  5. Delete all of the folders and hidden folders in the Your Messenger e-mail address folder.
  6. Close Windows Explorer, and then try to sign in to Messenger again.

Try this for windows xp.


for vista

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Click Organize, and then click Folder and Search Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings list, select Show hidden files and folders, make sure Hide extensions for known file types is not selected, and then click OK.
  5. Click Organize.
  6. Under the Layout menu, verify that Navigation Pane is selected.

then

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Navigate to the folder C:\Users\Your Windows logon name\Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  3. Delete all of the files in the folder.
  4. Navigate to the folder C:\Users\Your Windows logon name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  5. Delete all of the folders and hidden folders in the Your Messenger e-mail address folder.
  6. Close Windows Explorer, and then try to sign in to Messenger again.

A bit big, ryt?




Apr 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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Contact List


First i should say, this had to be a paid solution lol

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Click Tools, and then select Folder Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings list, select Show hidden files and folders, make sure Hide extensions for known file types is not selected, and then click OK.
  5. In the Windows Explorer window, click View, select Explorer Bar, and then verify that Folders is checked.

then

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Navigate to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\Your Windows logon name\Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  3. Delete all of the files in the folder.
  4. Navigate to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\Your Windows logon name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  5. Delete all of the folders and hidden folders in the Your Messenger e-mail address folder.
  6. Close Windows Explorer, and then try to sign in to Messenger again.

Try this for windows xp.


for vista

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Click Organize, and then click Folder and Search Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings list, select Show hidden files and folders, make sure Hide extensions for known file types is not selected, and then click OK.
  5. Click Organize.
  6. Under the Layout menu, verify that Navigation Pane is selected.

then

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Navigate to the folder C:\Users\Your Windows logon name\Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  3. Delete all of the files in the folder.
  4. Navigate to the folder C:\Users\Your Windows logon name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  5. Delete all of the folders and hidden folders in the Your Messenger e-mail address folder.
  6. Close Windows Explorer, and then try to sign in to Messenger again.

A bit big, ryt?




Mar 30, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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I am unable to get the double arrow when I clicl the mouse to increase the size of the taskbar. If I go into properties the lock taskbar is grey shade of colour with a tick in the box which I am unable to...


This problem is related to group policies or a registry error as outlined at the below link:

http://www.winxptutor.com/unlocktb.htm
WINDOWS XP HOME:
  1. Open regedit by going to Start -> Run -> type "regedit" (without quotes).
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer
  3. In the area to the right, delete the LockTaskbar entry and close the registry.
Your problem should be fixed.

WINDOWS XP PRO
  1. Go to Start -> Run -> type "gpedit.msc" (without quotes)
  2. Go to User Configuration.
  3. Then to Administrative Templates.
  4. Then to Start Menu and Task bar.
  5. Change the Lock the Taskbar policy to "Not Configured" (without quotes).
Your problem should be resolved.

Mar 04, 2009 | Gateway GT4022 PC Desktop

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