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Added items below regular taskbar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Old Geaser, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Old Geaser

    Old Geaser Flightless Bird

    Several years ago, the taskbar got changed from the bottom to the side.
    Some one helped me on this, but this time it is different. The bottom
    taskbar is usually about 1/4 inch high and can be dragged down or expanded
    up. What I have now is a taskbar about 1/2 inch high with the regular icons
    on the top and below them is My Documents, My Computer, Network places, and
    Recycle Bin.

    Can some one tell me how to get rid of the bottom row? Thanks

    Bert
     
  2. Old Geaser

    Old Geaser Flightless Bird

    Just after I sent the last message, I deleted a couple of the items on the
    bottom row, but when I did a couple more icons showed up in their place. The
    icons are icons for starting programs that I have in the desktop. Wierd!!!

    Bert


    "Old Geaser" <old.geaser1@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:-OWku8pKoKHA.5520@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Several years ago, the taskbar got changed from the bottom to the side.
    > Some one helped me on this, but this time it is different. The bottom
    > taskbar is usually about 1/4 inch high and can be dragged down or expanded
    > up. What I have now is a taskbar about 1/2 inch high with the regular
    > icons on the top and below them is My Documents, My Computer, Network
    > places, and Recycle Bin.
    >
    > Can some one tell me how to get rid of the bottom row? Thanks
    >
    > Bert
    >
     
  3. duckstandard

    duckstandard Flightless Bird

    Old Geaser wrote:
    > Several years ago, the taskbar got changed from the bottom to the side.
    > Some one helped me on this, but this time it is different. The bottom
    > taskbar is usually about 1/4 inch high and can be dragged down or expanded
    > up. What I have now is a taskbar about 1/2 inch high with the regular icons
    > on the top and below them is My Documents, My Computer, Network places, and
    > Recycle Bin.
    >
    > Can some one tell me how to get rid of the bottom row? Thanks
    >
    > Bert


    Seems you could click your start menu, right click, properties, and
    toolbars and deselect addresses, links or desktop, sounds like you
    could start with desktop.

    I'm not using xp so I'm not sure.
     
  4. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Old Geaser wrote:
    > Several years ago, the taskbar got changed from the bottom to the
    > side. Some one helped me on this, but this time it is different.
    > The bottom taskbar is usually about 1/4 inch high and can be
    > dragged down or expanded up. What I have now is a taskbar about 1/2
    > inch high with the regular icons on the top and below them is My
    > Documents, My Computer, Network places, and Recycle Bin.
    >
    > Can some one tell me how to get rid of the bottom row? Thanks


    Resize it. Move it. Re-organize it.
    Are those the things you are speaking of?

    http://www.timeatlas.com/5_Minute_Tips/General/How_to_Resize_or_Move_Windows_Taskbar
    http://www.coolnerds.com/XP/Taskbar/xpTaskbar.htm

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  5. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 29, 1:15 am, "Old Geaser" <old.geas...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > Several years ago, the taskbar got changed from the bottom to the side.
    > Some one helped me on this, but this time it is different. The bottom
    > taskbar is usually about 1/4 inch high and can be dragged down or expanded
    > up. What I have now is a taskbar about 1/2 inch high with the regular icons
    > on the top and below them is My Documents, My Computer, Network places, and
    > Recycle Bin.
    >
    > Can some one tell me how to get rid of the bottom row?  Thanks
    >
    > Bert


    Here is a link to one of many wordy articles that shows how to
    manipulate the taskbar, but it seems to cover most things.

    http://www.coolnerds.com/XP/Taskbar/xpTaskbar.htm

    It may take a little practice. If you still have trouble, let us know.
     
  6. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Old Geaser wrote:
    > Just after I sent the last message, I deleted a couple of the items on the
    > bottom row, but when I did a couple more icons showed up in their place. The
    > icons are icons for starting programs that I have in the desktop. Weird!!!
    >
    > Bert


    When you delete from the "Desktop" toolbar, it deletes from the Desktop
    too. Press Ctrl/Z to undo the delete, or just go to the Recycle Bin and
    Restore the item/s. Your other questions have been answered by others.

    > "Old Geaser" <old.geaser1@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:-OWku8pKoKHA.5520@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Several years ago, the taskbar got changed from the bottom to the side.
    >> Some one helped me on this, but this time it is different. The bottom
    >> taskbar is usually about 1/4 inch high and can be dragged down or expanded
    >> up. What I have now is a taskbar about 1/2 inch high with the regular
    >> icons on the top and below them is My Documents, My Computer, Network
    >> places, and Recycle Bin.
    >>
    >> Can some one tell me how to get rid of the bottom row? Thanks
    >>
    >> Bert


    --
    Joe =o)
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    1. Right-click on a blank area of the tasbar and Unlock the taskbar.

    2. Grab the || in front of the Desktop toolbar and drag it up & to the right
    of the taskbar & left of Notification area; or

    3. Right-click on a blank area of the tasbar and uncheck Toolbars | Desktop.

    4. Lock the taskbar.


    Old Geaser wrote:
    > Several years ago, the taskbar got changed from the bottom to the side.
    > Some one helped me on this, but this time it is different. The bottom
    > taskbar is usually about 1/4 inch high and can be dragged down or expanded
    > up. What I have now is a taskbar about 1/2 inch high with the regular
    > icons
    > on the top and below them is My Documents, My Computer, Network places,
    > and
    > Recycle Bin.
    >
    > Can some one tell me how to get rid of the bottom row? Thanks
    >
    > Bert
     
  8. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:15:38 -0800, "Old Geaser"
    <old.geaser1@verizon.net> wrote:

    > Several years ago, the taskbar got changed from the bottom to the side.
    > Some one helped me on this, but this time it is different. The bottom
    > taskbar is usually about 1/4 inch high and can be dragged down or expanded
    > up. What I have now is a taskbar about 1/2 inch high with the regular icons
    > on the top and below them is My Documents, My Computer, Network places, and
    > Recycle Bin.
    >
    > Can some one tell me how to get rid of the bottom row? Thanks



    The task bar is resizable, like a window. Put the cursor on the edge
    and wiggle it slightly to make it turn into a double-headed arrow.
    Then click and drag it to the size you want.

    If it won't resize, it may be locked. In that case, right click on it
    and uncheck "Lock the Taskbar," Then try again.

    Also note that if you have toolbars on the task bar on multiple lines,
    you won't be able to reduce the task bar size to fewer than that
    number of lines. Put all the toolbars on one line first.

    If you're still having trouble, read the following, quoted from MVP
    Malke: "What happens is that the end "margin" of the QuickLaunch
    toolbar has gotten so far over to the right that it is now down below.
    Unlock the Taskbar and then "grab" the dotted line on the bottom bar
    (it will be a solid line if you are using the classic style) and drag
    it up to immediately to the right of the QuickLaunch icons. Now you've
    successfully made the QuickLaunch toolbar shorter and can "grab" the
    top bar of the Taskbar and "push" it down to the regular one-tier
    height."


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  9. Rey Santos

    Rey Santos Flightless Bird

    it's your Desktop toolbar. Rightclick on an empty space on the Taskbar click
    Lock the Taskbar to uncheck it. Then rightclick on the Taskbar > Tololbars >
    Desktop, this will remove the Desktop toolbar. Grab the top edge of the
    Taskbar and drag it down. Lock the Taskbar. If you want the Toolbar back,
    Right on Taskbar > Toolbar > Desktop. You deleted some shortcuts from the
    Desktop, restore them from Recycle Bin.
    --
    Rey


    "Old Geaser" wrote:

    > Just after I sent the last message, I deleted a couple of the items on the
    > bottom row, but when I did a couple more icons showed up in their place. The
    > icons are icons for starting programs that I have in the desktop. Wierd!!!
    >
    > Bert
    >
    >
    > "Old Geaser" <old.geaser1@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:-OWku8pKoKHA.5520@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > > Several years ago, the taskbar got changed from the bottom to the side.
    > > Some one helped me on this, but this time it is different. The bottom
    > > taskbar is usually about 1/4 inch high and can be dragged down or expanded
    > > up. What I have now is a taskbar about 1/2 inch high with the regular
    > > icons on the top and below them is My Documents, My Computer, Network
    > > places, and Recycle Bin.
    > >
    > > Can some one tell me how to get rid of the bottom row? Thanks
    > >
    > > Bert
    > >

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  10. Old Geaser

    Old Geaser Flightless Bird

    WOW, What a deal. Thanks to all of you, I have the taskbar down to where
    it is supposed to be. I do not know what I did to get in this mess. I was
    almost ready to give up before it finally all came together. Thanks to
    ALL.

    Bert


    "Old Geaser" <old.geaser1@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:uO$v0sKoKHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Just after I sent the last message, I deleted a couple of the items on the
    > bottom row, but when I did a couple more icons showed up in their place.
    > The icons are icons for starting programs that I have in the desktop.
    > Wierd!!!
    >
    > Bert
    >
    >
    >>>

    >
    >
     

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