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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 6. Taking the Taskbar to Task

In This Chapter:

  • Master your Windows Vista Taskbar
  • Move your taskbar
  • Change taskbar properties
  • Gain quick program access with the Quick Launch toolbar
  • Understand your notification area
  • Use your taskbar to arrange multiple windows

In many ways, Vista’s taskbar at the bottom of the screen is like a customized computer dashboard. At the ready are programs, windows, and icons with which you can control your computer and work with programs faster and more efficiently.

The taskbar is generally underutilized. Many people use Windows for years, and understand a lot about Windows, but they don’t know how they could use the taskbar more effectively. Vista adds even more power to your taskbar than previous Windows ...

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