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Task bar on Vista computer monitor suddenly went from the bottom to the left. I only can drag it to right but won't drag to bottom. Help!

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Right click on it and make sure "lock task bar" is not checked.

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

  • david81amy Aug 06, 2010

    To DotRat, The task bar is unlocked. That's why I asked for help since I can't drag taskbar from left side to bottom with task bar unlocked. It only moves to the right. Any help is appreciated.

  • Michael Donovan
    Michael Donovan Aug 07, 2010

    Well you didn't state that initially....

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