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The taskbar on startup takes a really long time before I can click on the start icon, or really, any icon for that matter. The mouse moves around fine and the desktop icons are accessible, however, you cannot close them for the mouse will not click anything. It will just remain open. Is this common? This is a brand new Dell Precision m6300.

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It is not common at all. You should contact Dell Support immediately and schedule repair or replacement of the laptop.

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I would like to display the date also at the right bottom corner of my computer. The time is already displayed there.


Which operating system do you have ?
The Window's taskbar organizes open and running programs, provides a quick way to access application shortcuts, and gives easy to access to important computer functions and utilities via the system tray. Most users of Windows center their workflow around the Window's task bar for its convenience and ease of use. With the clock function automatically enabled, users can add the date to their task bar while increasing the space for more application shortcuts.

Add The Date To The Taskbar In Windows XP/Vista Right-click on your Window's taskbar and click "Lock the taskbar" option to remove the check mark next to it and unlock your taskbar. If there is no check mark next to it, do not click it as your taskbar is already unlocked. Move your cursor to the top edge of the Start menu and wait for it to change into a double arrow. Click and hold the left mouse button and drag your mouse upwards until the taskbar physically changes in . When it does, it will add the day and the date under the time. Add The Date To The Taskbar In Windows 7 Right-click on the Window's taskbar and select "Properties" from the resulting menu. Click the check box next to "Use Small Icons" to disable the option. The icons will get slightly larger and the date will appear under the time. Click "Apply" followed by "Ok" to save your changes and exit the window.

Mar 15, 2013 | Dell Computers & Internet

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To adjust rotating display of laptop ,taskbar with all icons moves on different(bottom to top)


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Has your Windows taskbar suddenly moved to the side of your desktop screen or even to the top? This can be very disruptive to your daily computing, which may mean a loss of productivity at work. Your taskbar could have moved because of a glitch in programming or an inadvertent mouse click while you were focused on something else. The latter is more common and is usually the result of an unlocked taskbar.

Older Windows Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP and Windows Vista all utilize similar solutions for this problem. For the quickest route to returning the taskbar to the bottom of the screen, first place your mouse pointer over empty space on your taskbar (space not occupied by an icon or a button indicating an open program) and right-click. Look near the bottom of the menu that appears for the "Lock the Taskbar" listing, and make sure there is no check mark next to the listing. If there is a check mark, it means the taskbar is locked and cannot be moved, so click on the listing to deselect (and unlock) it. With your mouse pointer again over an empty space on the taskbar, click and hold the left mouse button and then move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen. When you release the left mouse button, your taskbar should have moved. As long as the taskbar is unlocked, you can also vary its height. Hold the mouse pointer over the upper edge of the taskbar until it becomes a double arrow (pointing up and down). Then click and hold while you drag the upper edge of the taskbar to the you desire. Once you have the taskbar where you want it, remember to lock it again by selecting the listing on the right-click taskbar menu.

Another option is to visit the Microsoft Windows website and download and run an automatic "Fix it" program, which should take care of programming issues. Windows 7
There are three options for moving the taskbar in the Windows 7 operating system. The first option involves right-clicking on an empty space in the taskbar and then navigating to the "Properties" menu (look near the center of the menu) to set the location of your taskbar on your screen. This menu also allows you to change or establish a number of other default settings relating to your Start menu and taskbar. The second option is exactly the same as the first process given for the Windows operating systems previously mentioned. And again, to prevent the format you have established from changing, lock the taskbar by right-clicking on an empty space of the taskbar and selecting "Lock the Taskbar" from the menu. The third option is a bit more involved and requires downloading registry files (files ending in ".reg"), saving them to your desktop and then double-clicking on them to merge them with your operating system. The files can be deleted after use.
Microsoft online support
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/253679

Feb 17, 2013 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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Task bar at bottom with font size on it has gone


The task bar is an important part of the Windows experience. Not only does it contain a variety of information including what time it is and how much battery life is left it's the way most Windows users open programs and documents. As such, the task bar disappearing is a stressful thing, but fixing this problem on your own is possible.

Auto-Hide Sometimes you may think your task bar has disappeared, but it's really just been set to "auto-hide." Move your mouse to the bottom of the screen and see if it pops up automatically. Then check all four sides of the screen. If the task bar was simply auto-hiding, disable this feature by right-clicking the task bar, clicking "Properties" and unchecking "Auto-hide the Taskbar." b> Reboot b> If your task bar disappears, and auto-hide isn't the culprit, the first thing you should do is reboot your computer this fixes the problems in most instances. Only one problem: because your task bar disappeared you can't access the "Start" menu in order to shut down the computer. Instead press "Alt," "Ctrl," and "Delete" at the same time and press "Restart" in the window that pops up after doing so. Your computer should restart, and in most cases your task bar should come back when it restarts. b> More Options b> If rebooting doesn't fix cause the task bar to reappear, your computer might have a problem starting explorer.exe, the program that displays the task bar and desktop icons in Windows. Press "Ctrl," "Shift," and "Esc" at the same time to bring up the System Manager. Then click "File," followed by "New Task (Run)" and type "explorer.exe" in the dialogue box that pops up. You now have your task bar and desktop icons back. Reboot to see if they stick around after rebooting. If not, repeat the process in the above paragraph. When you have you task bar back click "Start," then "Programs," then "Accessories," then "System Tools" and then "System Restore." Restore the computer to a time when everything was working fine by clicking that date on the calendar. Reboot to see if this fixes the problem. If none of this brought back your task bar permanently it may be time to run a repair install. Change My Task Bar b> In Windows operating systems, the taskbar shows your currently active windows and programs, shortcuts to your favorite programs, the time, your volume control, active programs and the "Start" button. You may want to change the taskbar so it has a different look or to customize it to suit your needs when using your computer. Windows XP users have fewer options than Windows Vista or Windows 7 users, but all operating system owners can make changes to the taskbar.

Right-click in your taskbar. Left-click on "Lock the taskbar" if it is currently checked. Otherwise, click back onto the taskbar. Click on any empty area of the taskbar. Drag the taskbar to the position (bottom, top, left or right side of the screen) you desire, and release it. Re the taskbar by moving your cursor to where the taskbar ends. Your cursor will change to a two-way arrow. Left-click and drag the taskbar until it reaches the you want. Move your cursor over the series of separator bumps between the Start button and the Quick Launch menu, and the Quick Launch menu and the active programs section of the taskbar, to alter the of the Quick Launch menu and the active programs area. Right-click the taskbar, and left-click on "Lock the taskbar" once you've completed the changes you wish to make. b> Change Taskbar Options b> Right-click on the taskbar, and left-click on "Properties." Modify the taskbar settings so that it appears the way you like. You can decide whether to show the Quick Launch menu (a series of icons for your most commonly used programs), to show thumbnails for your active programs in Windows 7 and Windows Vista and to group similar active programs, and to automatically hide the taskbar or to always have it on top of other windows. Click on the "Notification" tab in Windows 7 or Vista to modify the way the notification area to the far right appears. Stay on the taskbar tab in Windows XP. Hide inactive icons, and decide which information to show, including the clock or the volume, power and network icons in Windows 7 and Vista. Click on the "Customize" button to specify which programs or notifications should always show, never show or grow inactive with disuse. Click on the "Toolbars" tab in Windows 7 or Vista to specify which toolbars you wish to see in the taskbar. Your options will vary according to the programs you have installed on your computer but may include the Quick Launch, address bar and links toolbars. Click the "Apply" button, then "OK" once you have made the changes you desire. Hope this helps.

Jan 16, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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When i turn on its taking time to get my disk that is my proplem


the best way is to upgrade ur PC , or format your harddisk or apply this settings as follows ===
Speed Up Windows 7 Boot Up Time Don't Try This To Make Windows 7 Faster:
Try ReadyBoost:
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  • 2. Check ReadyBoost
  • 3. Speed test your SD Card, CF Card, Flash Drive, HDD
Speed Up Windows 7 BootUpdate 04/21: This tweak does not seem to have great effects on your boot time. Instead use a startup programs manager for Windows 7 and remove as many startup programs as you possibly can.
Do you have a dual-core or quad-core processor? Great, let's lower the boot time of Windows 7:
1. Click on Start, enter "msconfig" into the search field
2. Open the "boot" tab
3. Click on Advanced
4. Check "Number of proccessors" and select "2′ or "4′ from the dropdown menu. (obviously, you can only select it if you have a dual-core/quad-core).
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Speed up Windows 7: Change Taskbar Thumbnail Preview Time1. Click on Start, enter "regedit" into the search field.
2. Goto: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse
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3. Double-click on "MouseHoverTime" and change the value to 100 or lower:
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Change the mouse hover time to 100 or lower
4. Voilà, your thumbnail previews should appear a lot faster now. For another great tweak to speed up the Windows 7 taskbar, click here.
Speed Up Windows 7 Shutdown Time1. Open the registry editor (enter regedit into search field)
2. Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control"
3. Lower the value (12000 is the default value = 12 seconds) to a value of your choice
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Speed Up Application Access - Increase your productivityFirst of all create a folder "QuickStart" somewhere on your PC. Right-click on your taskbar:
toolbar.jpgLocate the folder "QuickStart" (you just created the folder so yo should know where it is) and then click "Ok". You are almost done, but we don't want that ugly text on our taskbar that is using a lot of space, turn it off:

texttitle.jpgRight-click on the new toolbar and uncheck "Show Text" and "Show Title"! Now drag the toolbar to the left until it's below the main icons and you will have something like this:
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I've just installed windows 7 and i have no chat box


You have no chat box when you start the application?  If the application is running, then you may need to check the task manager on the taskbar and see if it is minimized to it.  You can click the triangle that is pointing upwards to see if the yahoo messenger icon appears in there: I have attached a picture.http://gyazo.com/0e2e2bc8ddf381f5bf1cb8c4eecb4f8d.png
If it is not in there and you have started the application running, check to see if the application shows up on the taskbar.  If it does but you see no window, it may be being drawn off screen.  In this case, (shift+ "right click") the yahoo messenger icon on the taskbar and select "move".  Your mouse will turn into a directional symbol and you can use the keyboard arrow keys to move the window around.  Try to move it around and see if it appears on screen.

Feb 25, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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What's wrong with my acer 4741? the sound is very low. I have adjust the sound level to the highest level. but it still doesn't work. please give me the suggestion


INSTRUCTIONAL STEPS
  • Click the "Start" button on your screen, then click on the "Control Panel." Double click on the "Sound and Audio" icon.
  • Click the "Place Volume Icon in the Taskbar" option to have it in the lower right corner. Click "OK" to save your settings.
  • Check your volume icon to make sure it does not have a red-and-white mute button around it.
  • Move the mouse click to the volume icon, then right click the mouse. Click on the "Open Volume Control" option on the pop-up menu. Remove the check on the mute button under the master control, if it is checked.
  • Move the volume slider in the master category upward. If you begin to hear sound, then the problem has been resolved.
  • Click the "Start" button on your screen, then click the "Run" option to check your Windows audio service. In the run window, type "services.msc" then click "OK."
  • Scroll down the list in the services window, then right click the "Windows audio option." Click on "Properties."
  • Select the "Automatic" option under the "Startup" tab, then click "OK." Test the sound. Try using headphones into the phone jack to test the sound
  • Click the "Start" button, then select the "control Panel" to check sound drives. Double click on "Sound and Audio" devices, then click the "Audio" tab.
  • Check the correct sound default device on your laptop under the "Sound Playback" option. If you installed other volume drivers on the laptop and you don't know the correct default, consult your user manual or contact the manufacturer.
  • Click the "OK" button ,i hope you"ll find this helpful,remember to leave your by saying how helpful this post is

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    Start manu is set up on the top right in my computar how to take it back to bottum left or it's original position?


    LOL... my dad calls with these question all the time...

    WindowsXP? or Vista.. not much difference...

    Right click on the start bar somewhere where there are no icon or boxes with programs.

    if the "lock task bar" is checked (I assume it is not since it moved) uncheck it.

    now hold down the left mouse button on the bar, again where there are no icons etc, and drag it where you want it.

    Now Right click it and check the 'lock task bar'

    Peace,

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    How to put program type on tool bar


    1. Adding Icons to the Task Bar

      1. Click on the Start Menu to open it
      2. Click on "Programs" and find the program for which you want to create an icon
      3. Move your mouse pointer to the program you want to use
      4. Depress and hold down the right mouse button while you drag the icon to the Quick Launch toolbar section of the Task Bar
      5. When you release the right mouse button, a short menu will appear
      6. Choose "Create Shortcut(s) Here." An icon will be created in the Quick Launch toolbar on the Taskbar

    2. Deleting Icons from the Task Bar

      1. Move the mouse pointer to the icon you want to delete
      2. Right-click on the icon
      3. Choose "Delete" from the short menu that appears. The icon has been deleted, but the program is still available to you on your hard disk

      NOTE: If you have carefully followed the steps above to add the icon to your Quick Launch toolbar, deleting it will NOT delete the program from your computer, it will simply remove the icon from your toolbar. The program will still be available to you.

    Also you can "Drag" the program, to the bar, and "Drop" it on it. Check out a freeware application called StartupCPL at http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml. This places a Startup icon in your Control Panel which, when opened, lists all applications on your PC with a check box for each one. Simply put a check mark in each application you want to open minimized on startup. By the way, it states it is for Windows ME and 2000, but I have had it on XP for quite a while and it works fine.

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    No icons or tool bar on desktop at startup


    In your desktop, Right click your mouse and properties will show and look for show desktop option. And then move your mouse to the bottom of your computer screen, if toolbar will show, then your toolbar is set to automatic hide. Change the settings in your Taskbar and Start Menu Properties and change there the settings, uncheck the auto hide task bar.

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    It takes my PC a very long time to boot up, what can i do?



    If you have installed any softwares recently it might slow down the pc as many softwares will install a startup file in order to start faster. You can shut these programs from starting up when the pc starts.
    I put 2 steps to resolve this in order of simplicity.

    Remove icons from the Startup folder
    Some programs open with a shortcut icon in the startup folder (Startup icons). Use the following steps to show any startup icons that might be hidden and remove startup icons from the startup folder:
    NOTE: Removing items from the Startup folder does not uninstall the software program.
    1. Right-click the Start button, and click Explore . The Windows Explorer window displays with Start Menu already selected.
    2. Click the plus sign ( + ) next to Programs .
    3. Click Startup . The shortcut icons are listed in the right pane of the window.
    4. To show any hidden icons, click Tools , click Folder Options , and click the View tab.
    5. Click Show hidden files and folders (Windows XP/ME) or Show all files (Windows 98), and click OK .
    6. Click an unwanted startup item in the right pane of the window and drag it to a blank area on the Windows desktop. Release the mouse button to drop the icon onto the desktop.
    7. Continue dragging unwanted icons until all unwanted startup icons are on the desktop. Click Yes to any window that display asking to confirm the removal of a read-only file.
    8. Close Windows Explorer and restart the computer for the changes to take effect. Delete the startup icons that were moved to the desktop after you are satisfied with the way the software programs are working.
    If you find that a particular software program should not have been removed from the Startup folder, double-click the startup menu item to open the Startup window. Then drag the icon from the desktop back into the Startup window.

    Jan 11, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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