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Task Bar Not shown in explorer etc

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Eddie, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Eddie

    Eddie Flightless Bird

    Hi all.,,,,

    When I login to my xp (sp2) machine and get to desktop, the taskbar is
    there; but if I go to Explorer, it isn't. I can't reach down and grab
    it and the only way it will show is if I hit the Windows Key, but this
    also brings up the Start menu. If I choose something on the taskbar, it
    will come up no problem, but the bl**dy task bar disappears again.
    It is very annoying if I want to have, say, newsgoup open, and also want
    to grab Notepad to copy/paste what I see in the n/g.... seems I can
    only have one or the other.

    Yes, I have googled my brains out, but not one article relates to my
    exact problem; and there are many relating to 'task bar not shown in
    Explorer', but when I go to those sites, they dont relate to my issue.

    I have also checked as many settings as I could think of, and have
    r/clicked til the cows come home, but can't find anything to fix it.

    Ed
     
  2. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Eddie wrote:
    > Hi all.,,,,
    >
    > When I login to my xp (sp2) machine and get to desktop, the taskbar is
    > there; but if I go to Explorer, it isn't. I can't reach down and grab
    > it and the only way it will show is if I hit the Windows Key, but this
    > also brings up the Start menu. If I choose something on the taskbar, it
    > will come up no problem, but the bl**dy task bar disappears again.
    > It is very annoying if I want to have, say, newsgoup open, and also want
    > to grab Notepad to copy/paste what I see in the n/g.... seems I can
    > only have one or the other.
    >
    > Yes, I have googled my brains out, but not one article relates to my
    > exact problem; and there are many relating to 'task bar not shown in
    > Explorer', but when I go to those sites, they don't relate to my issue.
    >
    > I have also checked as many settings as I could think of, and have
    > r/clicked til the cows come home, but can't find anything to fix it.
    >
    > Ed


    Kelly has many Taskbar tweaks on her site.. maybe one of them will help:

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm
    Click "T"

    --

    Joe =o)
     
  3. Richard in AZ

    Richard in AZ Flightless Bird

    Have you checked the Task Bar Properties (right-click on task bar) to see if it check to "always be
    on top"?

    "Eddie" <albert@greenacres.far> wrote in message news:eZ7KBMiMLHA.5668@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi all.,,,,
    >
    > When I login to my xp (sp2) machine and get to desktop, the taskbar is there; but if I go to
    > Explorer, it isn't. I can't reach down and grab it and the only way it will show is if I hit the
    > Windows Key, but this also brings up the Start menu. If I choose something on the taskbar, it
    > will come up no problem, but the bl**dy task bar disappears again.
    > It is very annoying if I want to have, say, newsgoup open, and also want to grab Notepad to
    > copy/paste what I see in the n/g.... seems I can only have one or the other.
    >
    > Yes, I have googled my brains out, but not one article relates to my exact problem; and there are
    > many relating to 'task bar not shown in Explorer', but when I go to those sites, they dont relate
    > to my issue.
    >
    > I have also checked as many settings as I could think of, and have r/clicked til the cows come
    > home, but can't find anything to fix it.
    >
    > Ed
     
  4. Eddie

    Eddie Flightless Bird

    Richard in AZ wrote:
    > Have you checked the Task Bar Properties (right-click on task bar) to see if it check to "always be
    > on top"?



    Bingo! Thanks Richard.
    (xp is not my forte', not like 98)

    Ed
     

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