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The toolbar/task bar is no longer showing on my desktop. I cannot shut down my computer.

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1. If using Windows 7 right click on blank part of the screen the click link that says
"Personalize">>> then click "Taskbar and Start Menu" check the see if the "auto hide" is checked.

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Unfortunately, you can't increase the memory on an ultrabook like the Aspire S3. The memory is soldered to the motherboard. The paging file stores some current information on the hard drive; its size doesn't change the free memory. The problem you have is two-fold: the Windows OS takes up a large amount of memory and your browser and its toolbars/extensions/plug-ins can also take up a lot of memory. Apps can also be a memory issue.

You should look at the Task Manager and see how much memory is being used by each process. (Right click on the task bar in the desktop and then select the Task Manager.) If you scroll down through the list you will see which items are using a given amount of memory.

The best solution I've found is to restart your browser regularly. Also shut down and restart the computer more often. (Windows may prefer you to send your machine to hibernate or sleep; however, that doesn't always clear the memory issue.)

Which browser are you using? In the desktop version of the browser, try disabling the extensions. For IE, click on Tools and then select Manage Add-ons. Disable any that you do not need. For Firefox, go to Tools > Add-ons. Then disable or remove extensions, toolbars, and plug-ins. In Chrome, click on the Customize icon (with three horizontal bars on the right hand side of the address bar). Choose Tools > Extensions. (If you hide the Toolbars, try pressing Alt to show the main menu.)

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Right click in the taskbar (bottom of screen) you will have a number of options depending on your operating system this will differ select toolbars then desktop this will add >> to the toolbar

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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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Will not auto shut down


scroll to bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click select task manager

applications you will see whats running or stopping your computer from shutting down
if you see anything you dont need running select end now

hope this helps

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Task bar consumes two rows at bottom of screen


Hi, try this to fix the problem. [right] click on the "Taskbar" select to open the "Properties" short-cut, next in the [Taskbar and Start Menu...] window, click on the Taskbar button, and [un-check] every box. Next, open the Toolbars window, and [un-check] every box, "Apply and OK changes." After you have finished doing so, "restart" the Computer. When you are back to the "Desktop window, open the Taskbar Properties again, and put a {Check mark in all the boxes of the items you want present, to view}. I hope that it works for you; thanks for using Fix'Ya, and if you find the time give a "rating" for the help, thanks again.

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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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The toolbar has disappeared


Ok, on windows desktop screen right click your mouse, select personalize, click on TASK BAR AND START MENU, pop up will show select TOOLBARs, then check Quicklaunch.

If icon is missing just create short cut to your desktop, then click and drag, then delete shortcut in desktop screen.

This is for vista.

As for XP it should be properties for personalize, then search for the link.

Leave a comment if this is not the exact one.

regards

Apr 25, 2009 | Acer Aspire One A150-1006 Notebook

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I've lost my toolbar on my acer aspire one netbook


Press and hold Windows Logo Key + Press the "E" key

Type Control Panel

From here you can address your Display and Taskbar issues.

For the task bar:
Click on Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
Uncheck Lock the taskbar, Auto-Hide the task bar, and then click apply and ok

For the desktop icons:
Click Display
Click the Desktop Tab
Click the "Customize Desktop" Button

There you can place a check next to the icons you wish to show.

Let us know if you have any issues after changing these settings.

Apr 16, 2009 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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My computer is locked up with the Roxio media manager unable to shut down or cancel out and I cant delete my blackberry install etc??


well when an application is locked and (not responding) try to force it to shut off by going into task manager (rick click on the bar at the bottom of your desktop on any unused area and a menu will show the task manager then select it by clicking on it, or to type ctrl+alt+del and select task manager) and go into applications and select the application an click on end task, and click ok on any other window that comes up thereafter.

if that does not get your application to shut down, try to do it by looking for the process that runs the application and go into the processes tab in task manager and end any process related with the application (you may need to know or guess what process to end as the names sometimes may be acronyms of short versions of the actual name of the program you're running on the system.

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I lost all my programs in my task bar when i removed google desktop and toolbar


Right click on your task bar. Under Toolbars make sure the Quick Launch is selected.

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