Desktop Task Bar


C

catlady

My task bar is all messed up and out of order, I know I caused it, but I'm 78
years young, it very easy for me to forget things these days. There are 4
lines for the bar instead just one, tried to move things back to correct
position but just couldn't get it right. Will someone please help me fix
this problem, it's driving me nuts, I tried System Restore with more that one
date but it didn't help. Thanks
I use WinXP3, IE8...
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

My task bar is all messed up and out of order, I know I caused it, but I'm 78
years young, it very easy for me to forget things these days. There are 4
lines for the bar instead just one, tried to move things back to correct
position but just couldn't get it right. Will someone please help me fix
this problem, it's driving me nuts, I tried System Restore with more that one
date but it didn't help. Thanks
I use WinXP3, IE8...


The task bar is resizable, like a window. Put the cursor on the edge
and wiggle it slightly to make it turn into a double-headed arrow.
Then click and drag it to the size you want.

If it won't resize, it may be locked. In that case, right click on it
and uncheck "Lock the Taskbar," Then try again.

Also note that if you have toolbars on the task bar on multiple lines,
you won't be able to reduce the task bar size to fewer than that
number of lines. Put all the toolbars on one line first.

If you're still having trouble, read the following, quoted from MVP
Malke: "What happens is that the end "margin" of the QuickLaunch
toolbar has gotten so far over to the right that it is now down below.
Unlock the Taskbar and then "grab" the dotted line on the bottom bar
(it will be a solid line if you are using the classic style) and drag
it up to immediately to the right of the QuickLaunch icons. Now you've
successfully made the QuickLaunch toolbar shorter and can "grab" the
top bar of the Taskbar and "push" it down to the regular one-tier
height."
 
T

The Moose

Float your mouse cursor right at the top edge of the task bar (until
you see a two way arrow).

Then left-mouse click and hold and drag the arrows down to the height
that you like and let go of the mouse button.

You can then right mouse click on a blank area of the task bar and
*lock the task bar* so this doesn't happen again.

Good luck.

Barb
 
C

catlady

Thanks Ken, also thanks Moose, I made copies of both of your replies, and
will keep them handy, hopefully I won't have this problem again, but will
have answer to refer to. Thanks so much
 
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