I lost my windows bar

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Help! The bar at the bottom of my windows desktop is gone! I tried to see if
it was just out of sight and tried to drag it back, but it's just gone. Can
someone tell me how to get it back? It's the bar that has the windows button,
time/date, etc. Thank you!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Right click the taskbar > Properties > Taskbar tab. Uuncheck "Auto-hide the
    taskbar".

    "AndyK" wrote:

    > Help! The bar at the bottom of my windows desktop is gone! I tried to see if
    > it was just out of sight and tried to drag it back, but it's just gone. Can
    > someone tell me how to get it back? It's the bar that has the windows button,
    > time/date, etc. Thank you!
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    In news:DD215C21-E1DC-4F1F-810C-8BE7EBA6C5D2@microsoft.com,
    CurtB <CurtB@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    > Right click the taskbar > Properties > Taskbar tab. Uuncheck
    > "Auto-hide the taskbar".


    He can't find the taskbar. Telling him to right-click on the
    taskbar to fix the problem isn't much help.

    Andy, this may be what you tried, but just in case it's
    different, let me explain the following:

    The taskbar is a resizable window and you can resize it down to
    zero. That may be what you inadvertently did. Try moving your
    mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen and wiggling it slightly
    up and down until it turns into a two-headed arrow. If it does
    become a two-headed arrow click and drag upward until it becomes
    the size you want.

    It's also possible that you both resized it to zero and dragged
    it to another side of the screen, so if that doesn't work, also
    try the same thing on the other three sides.

    --
    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup


    > "AndyK" wrote:
    >
    >> Help! The bar at the bottom of my windows desktop is gone! I
    >> tried
    >> to see if it was just out of sight and tried to drag it back,
    >> but
    >> it's just gone. Can someone tell me how to get it back? It's
    >> the
    >> bar that has the windows button, time/date, etc. Thank you!
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Ken, You are correct. I should have read more carefully.

    "Ken Blake" wrote:

    > In news:DD215C21-E1DC-4F1F-810C-8BE7EBA6C5D2@microsoft.com,
    > CurtB <CurtB@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    >
    > > Right click the taskbar > Properties > Taskbar tab. Uuncheck
    > > "Auto-hide the taskbar".
    >
    >
    > He can't find the taskbar. Telling him to right-click on the
    > taskbar to fix the problem isn't much help.
    >
    > Andy, this may be what you tried, but just in case it's
    > different, let me explain the following:
    >
    > The taskbar is a resizable window and you can resize it down to
    > zero. That may be what you inadvertently did. Try moving your
    > mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen and wiggling it slightly
    > up and down until it turns into a two-headed arrow. If it does
    > become a two-headed arrow click and drag upward until it becomes
    > the size you want.
    >
    > It's also possible that you both resized it to zero and dragged
    > it to another side of the screen, so if that doesn't work, also
    > try the same thing on the other three sides.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    > Please reply to the newsgroup
    >
    >
    > > "AndyK" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Help! The bar at the bottom of my windows desktop is gone! I
    > >> tried
    > >> to see if it was just out of sight and tried to drag it back,
    > >> but
    > >> it's just gone. Can someone tell me how to get it back? It's
    > >> the
    > >> bar that has the windows button, time/date, etc. Thank you!
    >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    In news:19CB8B76-FBBB-4C5A-97AF-F9EC660D2AC5@microsoft.com,
    CurtB <CurtB@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    > Ken, You are correct. I should have read more carefully.


    OK, not a big deal, Curt. We all sometimes don't read carefully
    enough.

    --
    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup


    > "Ken Blake" wrote:
    >
    >> In news:DD215C21-E1DC-4F1F-810C-8BE7EBA6C5D2@microsoft.com,
    >> CurtB <CurtB@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    >>
    >>> Right click the taskbar > Properties > Taskbar tab. Uuncheck
    >>> "Auto-hide the taskbar".
    >>
    >>
    >> He can't find the taskbar. Telling him to right-click on the
    >> taskbar to fix the problem isn't much help.
    >>
    >> Andy, this may be what you tried, but just in case it's
    >> different, let me explain the following:
    >>
    >> The taskbar is a resizable window and you can resize it down
    >> to
    >> zero. That may be what you inadvertently did. Try moving your
    >> mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen and wiggling it
    >> slightly
    >> up and down until it turns into a two-headed arrow. If it does
    >> become a two-headed arrow click and drag upward until it
    >> becomes
    >> the size you want.
    >>
    >> It's also possible that you both resized it to zero and
    >> dragged
    >> it to another side of the screen, so if that doesn't work,
    >> also
    >> try the same thing on the other three sides.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    >> Please reply to the newsgroup
    >>
    >>
    >>> "AndyK" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Help! The bar at the bottom of my windows desktop is gone!
    >>>> I
    >>>> tried
    >>>> to see if it was just out of sight and tried to drag it
    >>>> back,
    >>>> but
    >>>> it's just gone. Can someone tell me how to get it back?
    >>>> It's
    >>>> the
    >>>> bar that has the windows button, time/date, etc. Thank you!
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    AndyK wrote:
    > Help! The bar at the bottom of my windows desktop is gone! I tried
    > to see if it was just out of sight and tried to drag it back, but
    > it's just gone. Can someone tell me how to get it back? It's the bar
    > that has the windows button, time/date, etc. Thank you!


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