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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Customizing the Taskbar

The taskbar houses the Start button, the notification area, and a button for each running program. You can use these task buttons to switch from one running program to another. You can also click a task button to minimize an open window or to reopen a minimized window. The taskbar can also hold one or more toolbars. (Typically, it hosts the Quick Launch toolbar, described in the previous section. You can also put additional toolbars there as well; see "Customizing the Taskbar," in this chapter.)

Changing the Taskbar’s Size and Appearance

The default height of the taskbar is enough to display one taskbar button. You can enlarge it—and given the typical size and resolution of computer displays these days, enlarging it is often ...

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