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Hi
What could be simpler?? Just drag and drop the taskbar down like window

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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  • depetersen Aug 20, 2010

    yes. simple. but tried many times and not work yet. thanks anyway, dp

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    Yuriy Aug 20, 2010

    Right click on the taskbar then
    pull-down menu uncheck "Lock the Taskbar" and then drag down

  • depetersen Aug 24, 2010

    Thanks a lot for the second response. Turns out I was even more inept than we thought. I had done both of the things you suggested. The reason dragging didn't work was that I thought it should move down as I dragged it, but it didn't move until it reached the bottom. So, thanks again. Don Petersen

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First see if your taskbar is locked. Right-click on an empty area of the taskbar, for example right next to (but not on) the Start button. You should see a menu with "Lock the Taskbar" near the bottom. If there is a checkmark next to it, your taskbar is locked and can't be moved. Click on "Lock the Taskbar" to remove the checkmark. If it isn't checked, leave it alone. Release the right-click.
Next left-click on an empty area and you can drag the taskbar to any side of your display you want - top, bottom, left or right. If you have a multi-display setup you can even drag it onto a different monitor screen.
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You cannot see the taskbar (which contains the "Start" button) anywhere on your desktop.

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  1. The taskbar may be hiding at the bottom of the screen after being accidentally resized.

  2. If the presentation display was changed, the taskbar may have moved off of the visible screen (Windows 7 and Vista only).

  3. The taskbar may be set to "Auto-hide" (Windows XP with Service Pack 2 only).

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Show or hide the taskbar gl_icon_tip.png Applies to all editions of Windows Vista.
The taskbar is usually located at the bottom of your screen. It looks like this:
getopencontent.aspx?assetid=984f8561-57a1-4b9c-9f22-f0d8dddec294&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml Taskbar
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Hide allShow allHide all gl_arrow_down_static.gif To show the taskbar
• If the taskbar is hidden, point to where you last saw it to show it again. If you can't remember where you last saw it, try pointing to the bottom of the screen first, and then to the side or top of the screen, if necessary. You might need to move the pointer almost off the screen to show the taskbar.
gl_arrow_down_static.gif To hide the taskbar
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gl_arrow_down_static.gif To turn off auto-hide
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Right-click the taskbar and ensure it's not locked..
Then just click on the taskbar and drag it to the bottom of the screen..

But i didn't understood the iconzied windows thing.. omg

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Right-click the taskbar and ensure it's not locked..
Then just click on the taskbar and drag it to the bottom of the screen..

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