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Relocate The Windows TaskbarBy default, the Windows Taskbar is always located along the bottom of the computer screen. However, you can easily relocate the taskbar to the top or either side of the computer screen if you would like to try something different.
Moving the Windows taskbar is quite straightforward. However, it does require reasonably precise mouse handling. If you are new to computing and still developing your mouse-skills, coaxing the taskbar to move where you want it might seem a little difficult. If you are not yet confident with fiddly mouse manipulation, I would suggest that you postpone using this tip until you gain more mousing experience.
Here's how to relocate the Windows XP Taskbar:
Screenshots showing taskbar located in different positions
The taskbar can be used in the normal way regardless of where on the screen it is located. However, you might find that having the taskbar on the left or right side of the computer encroaches on the available screen space a little too much. I find that locating the taskbar at the top of the screen works quite well. The taskbar position that works most efficiently for you is a matter of personal taste.
If you want to go back to the "traditional" taskbar position, simply drag the taskbar back to the bottom of the screen until it docks. Be sure to unlock the toolbar as described above.
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