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Windows 7: Task bar is unlocked, but I can't still can't move it

20 Jan 2015   #1
bernieraffe

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Task bar is unlocked, but I can't still can't move it

I unwittingly moved the taskbar to the top of the screen, I usually have it at the bottom. I don't know how it happened.

Although it's unlocked, I'm unable to drag it as though it were still locked. I am able to re-size it though.

Tried re-booting, made no difference.

Thanks for any help.


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20 Jan 2015   #2
richc46

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Should be easy. Did you try doing this
Click a blank portion of the taskbar.
Hold down the primary mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer to the place on the screen where you want the taskbar
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20 Jan 2015   #3
bernieraffe

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I've tried that, it doesn't drag, as though it's still locked, even though it is definitely unlocked.
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20 Jan 2015   #4
richc46

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OK
Here are some more ways
Taskbar - Move Location on Desktop Screen
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20 Jan 2015   #5
bernieraffe

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'd already tried the 'properties' route, but the field allowing the position wasn't present in the dialog box.

I've just discovered there's a registry key field which apparently you can delete (which I just did), and voila the reposition field is now present in the dialog box.

So it's working now.

Thanks for your help

Cheers,
Bernie
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20 Jan 2015   #6
richc46

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Glad that you resolved your problem
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