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Windows 7: Taskbar issues

28 Nov 2010   #1
Kit

 
 
Taskbar issues

My taskbar is doing something really weird, I wanted to move it, but when I right clicked on it, i noticed that both the options "Lock the Taskbar", and "Properties" were both greyed out. Then I tried changing it from the Taskbar and Start Menu option in the control panel, and all it would let me modify is my start menu. I was wondering if there was some way that I could unlock it, I'm not scared to try any method, just don't say reinstall the OS, that i won't do, lol.


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29 Nov 2010   #2
marsmimar

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Hello Kit and welcome to the Forum. You could try editing the registry. NOTE: Make sure you back up the registry "just in case". The easiest way is to create a restore point. Or you could export the registry.

Registry - Backup and Restore

Open regedit and navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Click on Explorer and look in the right pane for a DWORD Value called LockTaskbar and/or NoSetTaskbar. Delete the DWORD Value(s). Close regedit and restart computer. See if problem has been resolved.
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