The taskbar in Microsoft Windows XP, which is located by default at the bottom of the screen, is a bar on the desktop that displays the "Start" button, houses the system tray, and organizes the windows you have opened. As you use your computer, opening, closing, and moving windows, you can inadvertently drag the taskbar to another part of the screen. Also, the taskbar may disappear altogether if your computer settings are such that they allow users to "hide" the taskbar.
A taskbar is an element of a graphical user interface which has various purposes. It typically shows which programs are currently running. The specific design and layout of the taskbar varies between individual operating systemsbut generally assumes the form of a strip located along one edge of the screen.
Support for Windows Vista without any service packs installed ended on April 13, For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page: Support is ending for some versions of Windows. This article describes how to move the taskbar from the default position.
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Joinsubscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. The Windows 10 taskbar works much like previous Windows versions, offering shortcuts and icons for every running app. With just a little bit of work, you can tweak the taskbar to get it running just how you like it.
Question from Ervin S. At some point something must have went wrong because when I turned the computer on this morning I noticed that the taskbar had somehow been moved to the left side of the screen. Can you tell me how to get it back on the bottom where it belongs?
By default, the Windows 10 Taskbar sits at the bottom of the screen, but if you want it to appear at the top, or on the right or left side, you can. The Windows taskbar has lived at the bottom of the screen since it was introduced. If you want to, you can change its location, letting you pin it to the top or side of your display. This can help you get the most from your available screen space in certain use cases.
How do you move the taskbar to a different side of the screen on a Windows 10 tablet? I tried dragging it with my finger, and nothing happened. If a finger drag does not budge the taskbar, you can use a system setting, but you should make sure the taskbar is unlocked first.