Tips to move taskbar around the screen of a Windows® 7 computer
What are the ways and the benefits to move the taskbar around the screen of a Windows 7 computer? Know how to fix issues that may come up
Windows 7 is an Operating System from Microsoft that comes with better features and usability options. It simplifies the daily tasks of the users and allows them to work more in less time. Windows 7 is a successor version of Windows Vista and Windows XP Operating Systems. Taskbar is a utility in Windows 7 that helps the users to easily switch between the opened/running folders/applications. Though taskbar is always displayed on the bottom of the screen, some full screen applications like games hide the taskbar from viewing. ‘Start’ menu is one of the useful options which is located on the left side of the taskbar. Using ‘Start’ menu one can access almost anything on the computer. Taskbar also allocates those services or processes that are running in the computer. These notifications are displayed to the right of the taskbar. Windows 7 have the option to move the taskbar according to their convenience.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to know about the benefits and the methods to move the taskbar in Windows 7:
- Benefits of moving taskbar
- Ways to move taskbar
- Ways to fix issue
Benefits of moving taskbar
Moving of taskbar can be done as the users’ desire. Some applications or web pages may be designed in such a way that it requires more vertical height than width. Certain flash games are examples for such applications that require additional height for viewing it completely without scrolling. The users may need to reach the bottom and top of the page from time to time and it will be annoying if they want to scroll the screen up and down frequently. In such cases moving the taskbar to the left or right side of the screen will benefit the users to gain the additional height.
Ways to move taskbar
In order to move the taskbar, click on any empty space of taskbar. Hold the mouse button and drag it to the right or left of the screen. As you move, Windows 7 will display a preview of the width and layout of the taskbar. Once you are satisfied with the new location of the taskbar release the mouse button. The taskbar will now move to the new location.
Sometimes moving the taskbar wouldn’t cause any changes to the taskbar. It neither moves the taskbar nor shows any preview. This is often caused when the taskbar is locked. Unlocking the taskbar will fix the issue. To unlock the taskbar, right click on any empty space of taskbar. Then clear the ‘tick’ mark near 'Lock the Taskbar' by clicking on it. This will unlock the taskbar and the taskbar can now be moved by applying the previous method.
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