My Taskbar Moved

Dear Computer Lady,

Our computer has the Windows 98 operating system. While I was reading an online bulletin board yesterday the horizontal bar which contains the Start button and the clock at the bottom of the screen suddenly relocated, positioning itself vertically on the right-hand edge of the screen. My fingers twitch occasionally. I’m not sure but I think I clicked on the bar just before it happened. How can I get the bar back to a horizontal position at the bottom of the screen?

Your help is very much appreciated,



Dear Fred,

This is something that can happen quite easily when the computer user has shaky hands.

The good news is that it is fairly easy to move your task bar back to the bottom of your screen. Here is what you do:

Point your cursor to a blank spot in the middle of the taskbar. Make sure you are not on the edge of the taskbar, or pointing to a button on the taskbar.

When you are pointing to a blank spot on the taskbar, hold down your left mouse button and drag it to the middle of the bottom of your screen. When your cursor touches the bottom of the screen, release the mouse button and the taskbar should jump to the bottom of your desktop.


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