Quick Launch bar changed but won't change back

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Nimbus, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Nimbus

    Nimbus Guest

    My quick launch area was always on the left of the task bar, next to the
    start menu.

    While I was trying to add another program to the quick launch area I moved
    the sizing handle to the right. I appear to have moved it too far to the
    right and it disappeared. Now the Quick launch area is on the top of the
    task bar with all the active tasks on the second row.

    I can find no way to move it back to where it should be and I have no sizing
    handle to move. I have moved the task bar to every side of the screen and
    restarted the computer but nothing works.

    It is very confusing with the quick start programs occupying just a small
    part of the top row and active tasks all squashed into the second row.

    Any suggestions gratefully received.
     
    Nimbus, Feb 12, 2008
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  2. Nimbus

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Nimbus.

    No, the sizing bar is still there. It's just very hard to find sometimes.

    Hover your mouse over near the Notification Area (some of us still call it
    the SysTray) until the double-headed arrow appears, then drag it back to
    where it shows the right number of QL icons.

    You MAY need to adjust the height of the Taskbar. Hover over the top edge
    of the Taskbar until you get the up-down arrow, then drag it up or down to
    make the Taskbar any number of rows high, even down to zero. Probably 2
    rows will do for now. When you get the QL adjusted, you can put the Taskbar
    back to a single row or whatever suits you.

    It is also possible to move the Taskbar's sizing bar too far to the left, so
    watch out for that possibility. If it happens, just use the usual tricks to
    resize that, too.

    RC
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    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
     
    R. C. White, Feb 12, 2008
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  3. Nimbus

    Nimbus Guest

    Thanks.

    The sizing bar between quick start and tasks was sitting in practically the
    same place as the sizing bar between the start menu and where the quick start
    bar used to be. I had to separate the two bars first then I could adjust it.

    I'd had never have thought that it was still there by myself.

    Thanks again.

    Nimbus
     
    Nimbus, Feb 12, 2008
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Nimbus.

    You're welcome. And thanks for the feedback. That ought to be useful for
    the next reader with a similar problem.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
     
    R. C. White, Feb 13, 2008
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