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Taskbar appearance
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The task bar is the main focus when it comes to Windows navigation and this is no exception for 7 but like previous windows taskbars the Windows 7 taskbar is bad on the eyes. Unlike Vista and XP which had sort of a curved look to it. Windows 7 taskbar is just a long glass bar. MS you should realy look to improve the appearance of the taskbar but keep the quick launch functionality.
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Change how buttons appear on the taskbar

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Taskbar always on top

Taskbar always on top Icon

Probably I am one of a few people who permanently uses the taskbar vertically on the left hand side of the screen. A useful setting in this situation is not to

Have the taskbar always on top. Having the taskbar always on top is not convenient

Because when you want to go to the File menu of some application if you move your mouse faster you risk activating the taskbar and covering the menu. Then you must move your mouse outside the taskbar and retry carefully to activate the menu.

Is there any setting/tweak that allows me to set the taskbar as an always bottom window (like the windows xp taskbar)?

 

taskbar always on top

taskbar always on top Icon
Probably I am one of a few people who permanently uses the taskbar vertically on the left hand side of the screen. A useful setting in this situation is not to have the taskbar always on top. Having the taskbar always on top is not convenient because when you want to go to the File menu of some application if you move your mouse faster you risk activating the taskbar and covering the menu. Then you must move your mouse outside the taskbar and retry carefully to activate the menu.
Is there any setting/tweak that allows me to set the taskbar as an always bottom window (like the windows xp taskbar)?
 

Taskbar won't lock

Taskbar won't lock Icon

Have the taskbar set w/ auto-hide turned off and the taskbar locked but I can still move/rearrange my icons on the taskbar (left side of screen).

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Windows 7 TASKBAR missing.

Windows 7 TASKBAR missing. Icon

After running Windows 7 for 6 months, decided I wanted my taskbar on the right instead of the left, but when I dragged the TASKBAR from the left side to the right side of the display, the taskbar vanished.

I've tried re-booting (by pressing the power button on the PC). And the taskbar is still missing.

I tried a right mouse . Personalize. and selected TASKBAR and START MENU to move the taskbar to the left side, but the taskbar is missing. Also now when I do a right mouse on the desktop. then select Personalize. then select TASKBAR and START MENU. the task bar dialog does not appear.

To summarize. all I did to get into this mess was drag the TASKBAR from the left to the right side of the screen and the TASKBAR vanished.

 

Windows 7 TASKBAR missing.

Windows 7 TASKBAR missing. Icon
After running Windows 7 for 6 months, decided I wanted my taskbar on the right instead of the left, but when I dragged the TASKBAR from the left side to the right side of the display, the taskbar vanished. I've tried re-booting (by pressing the power button on the PC). And the taskbar is still missing.
I tried a right mouse > Personalize > and selected TASKBAR and START MENU to move the taskbar to the left side, but the taskbar is missing. Also now when I do a right mouse on the desktop > then select Personalize > then select TASKBAR and START MENU > the task bar dialog does not appear.
To summarize, all I did to get into this mess was drag the TASKBAR from the left to the right side of the screen and the TASKBAR vanished.
 

IE icon not on taskbar

IE icon not on taskbar Icon
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Taskbar not working/"pin to taskbar" option gone

Taskbar not working/"pin to taskbar" option gone Icon

I was rearranging my taskbar icon and deleted windows explorer from the taskbar. when I tried to pin it to the taskbar again (drag and drop) it wouldn't pin. then I tried right clicking the icon to pin and the the "pin to taskbar" dialog box was gone.

Now I can't pin anything to the taskbar using any method at all. I've done the "quick launch" method to compensate for the lack of a working taskbar, but I want my taskbar back. any solutions?

 

Taskbar not working "pin to taskbar" option gone

Taskbar not working "pin to taskbar" option gone Icon
I was rearranging my taskbar icon and deleted windows explorer from the taskbar. when i tried to pin it to the taskbar again (drag and drop) it wouldn't pin. then i tried right clicking the icon to pin and the the "pin to taskbar" dialogue box was gone. now i can't pin anything to the taskbar using any method at all.
i've done the "quick launch" method to compensate for the lack of a working taskbar, but i want my taskbar back.