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Cam't clip and drag task bar to move it - help

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Al Dykes, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    Somehow, when my Win/7 PC did a requested reboot at the end of an
    unattended backup, the task bar is now on the top of the screen.

    Under older Windows, I would do this to myself once in a while. I was
    able to drag the bar back to the bottom. I'm unable to use the same
    moved on this machine.

    Has something changed?

    On a related note, how do I see what used to be the "startup" folder?

    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  2. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:hpne0g$3k8$1@panix5.panix.com...
    >
    > Somehow, when my Win/7 PC did a requested reboot at the end of an
    > unattended backup, the task bar is now on the top of the screen.
    >
    > Under older Windows, I would do this to myself once in a while. I was
    > able to drag the bar back to the bottom. I'm unable to use the same
    > moved on this machine.
    >
    > Has something changed?
    >
    > On a related note, how do I see what used to be the "startup" folder?
    >


    Just a wild guess, but try right-clicking on the Taskbar and checking
    "Unlock." You should be able to drag it then.

    The Startup folder is there. Start >> All Programs.
     
  3. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    In article <828tg6Fvr2U1@mid.individual.net>, Thip <me@privacy.net> wrote:
    >"Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
    >news:hpne0g$3k8$1@panix5.panix.com...
    >>
    >> Somehow, when my Win/7 PC did a requested reboot at the end of an
    >> unattended backup, the task bar is now on the top of the screen.
    >>
    >> Under older Windows, I would do this to myself once in a while. I was
    >> able to drag the bar back to the bottom. I'm unable to use the same
    >> moved on this machine.
    >>
    >> Has something changed?
    >>
    >> On a related note, how do I see what used to be the "startup" folder?
    >>

    >
    >Just a wild guess, but try right-clicking on the Taskbar and checking
    >"Unlock." You should be able to drag it then.



    That did it, thanks. I wonder how the bar moved in the first place.
    (I don't screw around with my desktop much.)
    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  4. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:hpnfkv$j5d$1@panix5.panix.com...
    > That did it, thanks. I wonder how the bar moved in the first place.
    > (I don't screw around with my desktop much.)
    > --
    > Al Dykes


    Gremlins. ;-) Glad it worked.
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    On 4/9/2010 10:03 AM, Al Dykes wrote:
    > In article<828tg6Fvr2U1@mid.individual.net>, Thip<me@privacy.net> wrote:
    >> "Al Dykes"<adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hpne0g$3k8$1@panix5.panix.com...
    >>>
    >>> Somehow, when my Win/7 PC did a requested reboot at the end of an
    >>> unattended backup, the task bar is now on the top of the screen.
    >>>
    >>> Under older Windows, I would do this to myself once in a while. I was
    >>> able to drag the bar back to the bottom. I'm unable to use the same
    >>> moved on this machine.
    >>>
    >>> Has something changed?
    >>>
    >>> On a related note, how do I see what used to be the "startup" folder?
    >>>

    >>
    >> Just a wild guess, but try right-clicking on the Taskbar and checking
    >> "Unlock." You should be able to drag it then.

    >
    >
    > That did it, thanks. I wonder how the bar moved in the first place.
    > (I don't screw around with my desktop much.)


    R-click the Start button, then Properties, Taskbar. Settings easily
    accessible.
     
  6. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On 4/9/2010 9:36 AM, Al Dykes wrote:
    > Somehow, when my Win/7 PC did a requested reboot at the end of an
    > unattended backup, the task bar is now on the top of the screen.
    >
    > Under older Windows, I would do this to myself once in a while. I was
    > able to drag the bar back to the bottom. I'm unable to use the same
    > moved on this machine.
    >
    > Has something changed?


    Right click on the taskbar and select properties. Then you should find
    a dropdown menu that will put the taskbar where you want it.

    > On a related note, how do I see what used to be the "startup" folder?


    Click on Start Orb - All Programs. That's where I see it...

    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Timestamp: Saturday, April 10, 2010 7:08:49 AM
     

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