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Cannot move taskbar

  1. #1


    chatz Guest

    Cannot move taskbar

    Hi,

    I am new ish to windows vista, had my laptop a few months. Yesterday my
    taskbar moved to the right hand side of the screen from being along the
    bottom and I cannot get it to move back down. I have clicked in an empty
    space and tried to drag it using my mouse but all it does is move the whole
    thing across half of my screen. Anyone help me get it along the bottom again
    please? I am not terriby technical by the way, but I get by
    --
    Theres more to life......

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  2. #2


    matt hopkins Guest

    Re: Cannot move taskbar

    sumtimes it is just were you click the taskbar try just above the time. im
    guessin it isnt locked as you can resize it try right clicking to check tho.


    "chatz" <chatz@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:AC90A8DF-B3D6-438A-868D-8DF3A0C2DA13@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am new ish to windows vista, had my laptop a few months. Yesterday my
    > taskbar moved to the right hand side of the screen from being along the
    > bottom and I cannot get it to move back down. I have clicked in an empty
    > space and tried to drag it using my mouse but all it does is move the
    > whole
    > thing across half of my screen. Anyone help me get it along the bottom
    > again
    > please? I am not terriby technical by the way, but I get by
    > --
    > Theres more to life......

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: Cannot move taskbar

    On Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:49:01 -0700, chatz
    <chatz@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am new ish to windows vista, had my laptop a few months. Yesterday my
    > taskbar moved to the right hand side of the screen from being along the
    > bottom and I cannot get it to move back down. I have clicked in an empty
    > space and tried to drag it using my mouse but all it does is move the whole
    > thing across half of my screen. Anyone help me get it along the bottom again
    > please? I am not terriby technical by the way, but I get by

    Although by default the task bar appears on the bottom of the screen,
    it can be on any of the sides you prefer it on. To move it from any
    side to another, simply click on an unused part of it and drag it
    where you want it. Be sure to click *within* it, not on the edge;
    clicking on the edge and dragging will resize it.

    If it won't move, it may be locked. In that case, right click on it
    and uncheck "Lock the taskbar," then try again.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
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