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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Customizing the Taskbar

The taskbar provides quick access to frequently needed information and active applications. You can change the taskbar’s behavior and properties in many ways. This section explores key techniques you can use to do this.

Understanding the Taskbar

The taskbar is one of the least appreciated areas of the Windows desktop. Users and administrators tend to pay very little attention to its configuration, yet we use it day in and day out, relying on it for quick access to just about everything we do with the Windows operating system. If you find that users are having frequent problems accessing Windows features or running applications, you can help them by tailoring the taskbar to their needs. The Windows taskbar can contain several ...

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