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Old 07-28-2006, 11:57 AM
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Pffffft! I was mousing something in the PM system, and the stripe across the bottom of the screen suddenly grew and changed otherwise. All those mysterious icons that were in a horizontal arrangement near the lower right corner are vertically arranged now, and over to the right of those it is now telling me the time of day, the date, and the day of week. Before it always told me the time of day down there in the corner.
On the left side, the little green "start" thingie has moved up to the top of this thicker stripe. So has the thingie beside it that indicates which "window" is in use.
The stripe was much narrower before. Now it is 1 1/2" deep and it is in the way of my THT.
Please tell me how to fix it?
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:20 PM
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Left click on a blank spot on the bar, hold the left botton down and drag the bar back to the bottom.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:28 PM
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Thank you very much, Shag. Now the bottom of the screen is better than ever! But the stuff that was on the bottom -- in that bar -- is now in a vertical bar along the right-side margin of the screen. But this bar is 1" wide, not as thick at that last new one. Any more ideas?
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:34 PM
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Oh dear__I tried it again and it went back to the bottom. It grew back to 1 1/2" deep.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:48 PM
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put your cursor on the top edge until you see the "up and down" arrows and drag it to the size you want
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:51 PM
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And tell that possum to get off the computer. Porn isnt for possums.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:53 PM
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Step carefully away from the computer, pick up your possum and leave the house as quietly as you can. Don't let the computer know your leaving, but GET OUT NOW!!! Hum a little tune when your moving about so it doesn't realize your leaving. Its best if it thinks your just going to the bathroom.
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:45 PM
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I found something that made the whole thing disappear__must have been a "taskbar" (?). Then the only way out of the computer was to turn it off with the On button. Eventually that stripe came back and I found a way to make it hide under the top of the screen. It is still 1 1/2" deep, but it does not even show at all unless I move the little mouse-thingie up to the top edge of the screen. It is hiding behind my THT right now.
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Old 07-28-2006, 03:43 PM
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every time I do something weird like that it takes me a day to figure out how to undo it. I've done what you're asking about, but do not remember the fix.

And I'm into the beer right now so don't think I should try to replicate.


keep poking around, you'll figure it out.
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Old 07-28-2006, 04:27 PM
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Right click on the taskbar and pick properties.
Chose lock taskbar and I like the auto hide function. The task bar will disappear until you move the pointer to the bottom of the screen. No need to see it when you looking at something else.
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Old 07-28-2006, 04:33 PM
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I thought your computer had a viral infection. At least it was a simple taskbar and not the Trojan Downloader Virus.
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