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Moving the start bar in windows around the screen

My computer start bar/Taskbar is on the rigth of my screen i am trying to put it back in Default pos i am having no joy with the windows help
Im runing winXP system 2GB ram 108GB Hdd No added display cards
TFT19'' my nan is learning to use a computer also it will be a problem at next lesson with the bar like that Thank You

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Just left click on it and drag it to where you want it.

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HOW DO i ACCESS AN OFF WINDOW SREEN TO BRING IT BACK TO MY DESK TOP?


  1. Click on the icon in the TaskBar or hold down the Alt key and simultaneously press the tab key until the application is selected.
  2. Let go of all keys.
  3. Press Alt-Space simultaneously once,
  4. then press M once,
  5. then press one of the cursor (arrow) keys once.
  6. Now move your mouse around until the screen comes into view.
  7. Click when done.

Feb 06, 2015 | Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate for PC

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How to get taskbar back


Hi, if your on a Windows system press the Windows key to open the Start menu, in the Search option at the bottom type taskbar, this should show you Taskbar and Start Menu option.

Select the Taskbar and Start Menu option

Check the AutoHide option is not ticked, and check the taskbar location is set to Bottom, if you make any changes click the Apply then ok.

Aug 28, 2014 | Operating Systems

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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 | Operating Systems

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Move task bar to bottom of page


The desktop screenshot might need reducing

Click start "Control Panel."


Click "Display" and then select the Settings tab in the Display Properties window.


Use the slider bar under in the screen resolution section of the applet to change the resolution and click "Apply."

The screen repaints at the new resolution.


Click "Yes" to keep the resolution, or answer "No" at the prompt to revert to the original settings.



The taskbar is a central user interface component within the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system.


Located along the bottom of the screen by default, it includes the "Start" button, provides one-click access to all open programs and contains a collection of utility icons and the system clock in a section called the Notification Area.


Windows 2000 gives you the ability to adjust the behavior of the taskbar in several ways.


After you know where to find the proper menu item, performing this task takes only a few clicks.


Right-click on an empty area of the taskbar and select "Properties."


Click the "General" tab located along the top of the resulting dialog box.

Check the Always on Top box if you want the taskbar to appear above all other items on your screen.


Check the Auto Hide box if you want the taskbar to disappear into the bottom of the screen when you move the cursor away from the taskbar.


Check the Show Small Icons in Start Menu box if you want to enable this behavior.


Check the Show Clock box to show the system clock within the Notification Area at the right edge of the taskbar.


Check the Personalized Menus box if you want the "Start" menu to show the items you use regularly and hide the items you don't.


Click "OK" to confirm your changes.

They take effect immediately.


Hope this helps

Nov 09, 2012 | Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional for PC

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Start menu and task bar are missing


hi there,
it i possible that your taskbar is "hidden".
try to go to the bottom of the screen, en normaly it will pops out.
when you stand on the task bar, you can click on your right mouse button and go to preferences, there you can enable the "auto hide taskbar" button

grtz

Aug 28, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Screen is split improperly


It sounds like the the split screen mode in windows 7 has accidently been activated. you can set the task bar at any location, (top, bottom or side) by right clicking a blank area of the taskbar and then left click on properties. Try that and if things still arent correct, try grabbing the sides (or top or bottom) and dragging them to their correct location. (To drag....place mouse curser on edge, hold left button and move mouse to place)

Jul 17, 2010 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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Missing task bar - running vista


Sounds like explorer.exe is not running:

1. Hit Ctrl + Shift + Esc at same time.
2. Windows Task Manager should open.
3. Hit File on top menu.
4. Select New Task.
5. Type explorer.exe and hit OK

That should bring your task bar back.

Jun 02, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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My taskbar is not showing after u start the computer


When you say "after u start the computer" you mean before you log in? The taskbar never shows up until you're logged in, so that's the way it's supposed to work.

If you've logged in and you still can't see the taskbar, it's possible that you've configured the taskbar to "auto-hide." To see if that's what's happening, move the mouse all the way to the bottom of the screen, and the taskbar should pop into view. Unless you've moved the taskbar to the top or side - check by moving the mouse all the way to each edge of the screen until you see the taskbar.

Once you see the taskbar, you can right-click either on the "Start" button or on the clock at the opposite end of the taskbar, and select "Properties" from the menu to turn off auto-hide (if you want to - some people like it once they're used to it). If you want to turn it off, pick the "Taskbar" tab on the Properties dialog, and uncheck the "auto-hide the taskbar" checkbox. Then click OK, and the taskbar should stay visible.

Hope this helps.

Oct 06, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Xp pro toolbar missing. How do I restore it?


im assuming its your taskbar that your asking about.. the bar at the bottom of your screen,? drag your mouse as far as possible down to the very left bottom of your screen and see if it appears, if not try the other corners of the screen just in case someone moved the bar on ya to be funny.. if it appears, right clcik on the "start" button. then go to properties. then click the taskbar tab.. make sure autohide is not clicked.

Oct 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Start menu problem


You should be able to drag your start menu around. Try right clicking on it and there should be a pop up menu, one of the choices should be lock task bar uncheck it then you should be able to move the bar back to your liking.

Aug 24, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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