The Taskbar

The Taskbar is the translucent, possibly gray/blue, bar that runs across the bottom of your screen. Its color depends on the theme you’ve selected. You can use it to immediately find out what programs are running, what programs started automatically when you booted Windows, and what programs you have pinned to it. The Taskbar is full of information and, by its very nature, a busy place that tends to get more than a little cluttered.

The Taskbar contains four main components (see Figure 5-9): In the bottom-left corner, you’ll find the trusty Start button, also called the Start orb. To the right of the Start button are items pinned to the Taskbar, which enables you to quickly launch the programs they represent, along with icons for ...

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