Vertical Windows XP taskbar
Thread poster: eirinn

eirinn  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:13
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Feb 1, 2005

First, sorry if this has been posted before, I have searched the forums and found nothing relating to this.

Due to my mouse that sometimes goes bonkers (ie goes suddenly to the X icon while I am actually working on another part of the window) and me working too fast to notice it on time, I simultaneously clicked something with my mouse on the screen and typed some letter on the keyboard yesterday. I have no clue where I clicked or what I typed. And suddenly my Windows taskbar (you know, with Start, Quicklaunch bar, programmes running, taskbar and clock) went vertical. I am kind of getting used to it, I have to! but I really prefer having it the horizontal way at the bottom of my screen. I know it happened to me once already, I found the solution by chance, but I can't find it anymore, and I see no option to change.
I'll be grateful to anybody who knows the solution.


Local time: 11:13
English to Spanish
Unlock it and drag it Feb 1, 2005

You can do the following:

1. Unlock it if it is locked by right-clicking on it and making sure that "Lock the Taskbar" is not checked.

2. Just grab the bar and drag it to the bottom of the screen and drop it there.

I hope this helps.



Jaroslaw Michalak  Identity Verified
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English to Polish
Drag it! Feb 1, 2005

Click on the empty space on the taskbar and drag it to the bottom of the screen. That should work.


eirinn  Identity Verified
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I am such a dork... Feb 1, 2005

Of course, I dragged, or tried to drag it several times, but never down to the bottom of the screen.



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