Windows® 98 Taskbar
How much do you know about Windows® 98 taskbar features and its significance?
The Windows® 98 taskbar is one of the most important Graphical User Interface (GUI) features used to launch and monitor running applications. It just looks like a simple bar at the bottom of the desktop screen and represents a lot of options to be selected from it. Occupying only a very small space on the computer desktop, it has many features that add on to usability lending Windows® operating systems as one of the simplest and easiest operating systems to use. It is extremely unambiguous, having only the basic features that user would like to access frequently. In Windows® 98, the taskbar has additional and even more enhanced features than Windows® 95.
To know more about the Windows® 98 taskbar, it is worth examining the following points:
- Features and significance of taskbar in Windows® 98 system
- Common task bar issues
- How to fix the taskbar issues
Features and significance of taskbar in Windows® 98 system
First and foremost it Windows® taskbar has the ``Start'' button from where you can access and run all the applications and directories available on the computer. With quick launch you can access the most commonly used applications like Internet Explorer® and Outlook® Express by simply clicking on their respective icons. The taskbar still has an icon that quickly takes you back to the desktop. Clicking and dragging other program icons to the quick launch adds them to it. The ability to add an address bar to the taskbar is also another great customization feature included in Windows® 98. You simply right click the taskbar background, click toolbars, and then address to have an address bar appear in which you can enter URLs to access the Internet instantly.
Common task bar issues
Issues with the Windows® 98 taskbar so far have only been its disappearance sometimes probably when you need it the most which makes it rather tricky for less experienced users. This is primarily as a result of virus infections which hide it to limit usability.
To avoid the few but disturbing problems with the taskbar, ensure that your computer is protected with the most recent and updated antivirus compatible with Windows® 98. if the task bar is hidden, use the task manager which you will get with `Ctrl'+`Alt'+`Delete' keys. From the task manager you will choose new task then browse to drive C the Windows® folder where you will find Explorer icon to launch it. This will return the taskbar only that you have to do it every time you start your system.