Name

Taskbar

Synopsis

TheTaskbar not only holds the Start menu button, but provides rudimentary control over running applications. See also Taskbar Notification Area, later in this chapter, and Task Manager in Chapter 4.

Taskbar, group buttons by application

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Group similar Taskbar buttons

(This setting only has meaning with applications, like word processors that can open more than one document window simultaneously, and is configured to display those windows as separate buttons on the Taskbar.)

Taskbar, hide when not in use

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Auto-hide the Taskbar

Taskbar, keep on top of other windows

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Keep the Taskbar on top of other windows

Taskbar, move to a different screen location

Click on an empty portion of the Taskbar and drag

Taskbar, prevent moving and resizing

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Lock the Taskbar

Right-click on Taskbar Toolbars Lock the Taskbar

Taskbar, resize

Drag the border of the Taskbar to make it larger or smaller

Taskbar, sliding button animation (enable / disable)

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

Taskbar, style

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Windows and buttons list

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