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Anonymous
May 9, 2005 9:07:32 AM

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I hope I've got the terminology correct. I assume the taskbar is where the
bars appear that show which programs are currently executing.

I have an item that has locked itself in the bar, that is a directory
listing of the folder where msn chat histories are stored. I have a short
cut to that folder in my Quick Launch bar but I dont want this item sitting
in the taskbar. It has a stretch bar on it that has enabled me to minimise
it to just showing one of the files but I really want to get rid of it. If I
move the stretch item out a 'button' appears for each of the files in that
directory.

This appeared recently when I maybe slipped fingers on the mouse/keyboard
and I dont know what I did so I dont know how to reverse it.

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May 9, 2005 12:47:47 PM

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In news:5DBD82AD-52B3-4010-8809-84EA65372ED5@microsoft.com,
Philip Hunt <Philip Hunt@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I hope I've got the terminology correct. I assume the taskbar is
> where the bars appear that show which programs are currently
> executing.
>
> I have an item that has locked itself in the bar, that is a directory
> listing of the folder where msn chat histories are stored. I have a
> short cut to that folder in my Quick Launch bar but I dont want this
> item sitting in the taskbar. It has a stretch bar on it that has
> enabled me to minimise it to just showing one of the files but I
> really want to get rid of it. If I move the stretch item out a
> 'button' appears for each of the files in that directory.
>
> This appeared recently when I maybe slipped fingers on the
> mouse/keyboard and I dont know what I did so I dont know how to
> reverse it.

When you right click the taskbar, and select toolbars is there a folder
listing in there? If you untick it does it go away?

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
May 9, 2005 12:47:48 PM

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Thank you very much. The simplest action but I just couldnt work it out.
--
Graewood Business Services, Kwinana, Perth, Western Australia


"Galen" wrote:

> In news:5DBD82AD-52B3-4010-8809-84EA65372ED5@microsoft.com,
> Philip Hunt <Philip Hunt@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
> > I hope I've got the terminology correct. I assume the taskbar is
> > where the bars appear that show which programs are currently
> > executing.
> >
> > I have an item that has locked itself in the bar, that is a directory
> > listing of the folder where msn chat histories are stored. I have a
> > short cut to that folder in my Quick Launch bar but I dont want this
> > item sitting in the taskbar. It has a stretch bar on it that has
> > enabled me to minimise it to just showing one of the files but I
> > really want to get rid of it. If I move the stretch item out a
> > 'button' appears for each of the files in that directory.
> >
> > This appeared recently when I maybe slipped fingers on the
> > mouse/keyboard and I dont know what I did so I dont know how to
> > reverse it.
>
> When you right click the taskbar, and select toolbars is there a folder
> listing in there? If you untick it does it go away?
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
>
>
>
May 9, 2005 3:11:31 PM

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In news:0B7C3204-35D7-484A-B15A-4218E0FDD4F1@microsoft.com,
Philip Mark Hunt <PhilipMarkHunt@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Thank you very much. The simplest action but I just couldnt work it
> out.

No worries mate, they're usually pretty simple. I've just had too many
lonely nights so I've done that before. <g>

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes
!