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    Taskbar not locked, but won't move

    My taskbar is stuck at the bottom. I've tried unlocking and locking, it still won't work. While unlocked, the layout is very strange, most items are hidden and available only by scrolling. I've tried rebooting. I've also tried ending the process explorer and restarting. Any ideas? FYI, I normally move several times a day from side to bottom and back depending on the programs that I am using at the time. Thanks!

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    Re: Taskbar not locked, but won't move

    Hi StoneMoJo,
    Can you please post a picture of the "very strange layout" of your taskbar. I'm puzzled on how this is looking. Thanks
    Raj

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    Re: Taskbar not locked, but won't move

    Normally the quick launch icons or on the far right, two rows. When I unlock the taskbar, it goes to 1 row. Also, when locked, the open windows are indicated across the center of the task bar in long narrow rectangles (as long as I don't open too many, obviously). When I unlock, they all move to the right, only two showing, and I have to use an arrow to scroll up and down. The rest of the task bar remains blank. Sorry I'm not better at the description!

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    Re: Taskbar not locked, but won't move

    Hello StoneMoJo, welcome to Vista forums!

    Have a look at the tutorial at the link below ...

    How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista

    Keep us informed!







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    Re: Taskbar not locked, but won't move

    What does the snipping tool have to do with the task bar not moving?

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    Re: Taskbar not locked, but won't move

    Quote Originally Posted by rajinisback View Post
    Can you please post a picture of the "very strange layout" of your taskbar. I'm puzzled on how this is looking. Thanks
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    Re: Taskbar not locked, but won't move

    Posted pictures of taskbar both locked and unlocked. It's never looked like it does now when it's locked

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    Re: Taskbar not locked, but won't move

    it seems to me when you have unlocked your task bar you have stretched it
    if so unlock it go to the top or bottom edge of your task bar dependant on if its at the tom or bottom of your screen to the point that you see an arrow pointing up and down left click on it and drag it back to normal size you can then happily re lock the task bar also the vertical bar to the right of your task bar in the 1st pic do the same and drag it to the left

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    Re: Taskbar not locked, but won't move

    What happens is that when unlocked the Quick launch bar is taking the majority of the taskbar space - so when you try to drag it you cannot.

    See the edited pic below:

    Taskbar not locked, but won't move-taskbar-unlocked.jpg

    Now, grab in the highlighted area in the blue circle and you'll be able to move it.

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    Re: Taskbar not locked, but won't move

    stonemojo seems to have fixed this issue now
    here is his thanx he posted in my rep tap
    It hadn't stretched and didn't change shapes, but after I tried that, it worked!!! Thank you!!!!
    thank you stonemojo im glad to help

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