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Display new icons on Task Bar - How to?

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Anonymous
February 27, 2005 6:42:38 AM

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Using WindowsXP Home 2002 SP2 on a new Sony laptop. Currently, the icons
immediately to the right of the Start Button are IE, Desktop and
WinMediaPlayer. I then see a >> graphic. I dragged/dropped a shortcut to
Windows Explorer onto the Task Bar, but it doesn't display. I can't get it,
or the Outlook icon, to display without clicking on the >> graphic
following the MediaPlayer icon. After clicking on the >> graphic, I then
see the hidden icons stacked above the >> graphic instead of causing the
Task Bar to slide wider to reveal the icons as is the case with the SysTray
icons on the right-side of the screen. Is there a way to cause the icon
area to slide wider to reveal the hidden icons, and to possibly keep them
revealed?

Thanks,

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February 27, 2005 7:29:26 AM

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Nevermind. I found the answer by accident: Right-click on the Task Bar and
"unlock" it. But can someone tell me how and where I could have found the
answer in a HELP section somewhere? The answer to that question could
enable a lot of us to find answers to other questions as well.

Thanks,


"news.west.earthlink.net" <greatscotinla@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Using WindowsXP Home 2002 SP2 on a new Sony laptop. Currently, the icons
> immediately to the right of the Start Button are IE, Desktop and
> WinMediaPlayer. I then see a >> graphic. I dragged/dropped a shortcut
> to Windows Explorer onto the Task Bar, but it doesn't display. I can't
> get it, or the Outlook icon, to display without clicking on the >>
> graphic following the MediaPlayer icon. After clicking on the >>
> graphic, I then see the hidden icons stacked above the >> graphic
> instead of causing the Task Bar to slide wider to reveal the icons as is
> the case with the SysTray icons on the right-side of the screen. Is there
> a way to cause the icon area to slide wider to reveal the hidden icons,
> and to possibly keep them revealed?
>
> Thanks,
>
Anonymous
February 27, 2005 8:29:01 PM

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if you left click hold and drag the little dots next to your >>> it will
slide the hidden buttons out,,but will take up alot of space on your taskbar

"Scot" wrote:

> Nevermind. I found the answer by accident: Right-click on the Task Bar and
> "unlock" it. But can someone tell me how and where I could have found the
> answer in a HELP section somewhere? The answer to that question could
> enable a lot of us to find answers to other questions as well.
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> "news.west.earthlink.net" <greatscotinla@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o kbUd.6664$873.485@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > Using WindowsXP Home 2002 SP2 on a new Sony laptop. Currently, the icons
> > immediately to the right of the Start Button are IE, Desktop and
> > WinMediaPlayer. I then see a >> graphic. I dragged/dropped a shortcut
> > to Windows Explorer onto the Task Bar, but it doesn't display. I can't
> > get it, or the Outlook icon, to display without clicking on the >>
> > graphic following the MediaPlayer icon. After clicking on the >>
> > graphic, I then see the hidden icons stacked above the >> graphic
> > instead of causing the Task Bar to slide wider to reveal the icons as is
> > the case with the SysTray icons on the right-side of the screen. Is there
> > a way to cause the icon area to slide wider to reveal the hidden icons,
> > and to possibly keep them revealed?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
>
>
>
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