Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Jan 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Jan 2015   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

OK
Here are some more ways
Taskbar - Move Location on Desktop Screen
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2015   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Glad that you resolved your problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

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




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Need help creating a task scheduler task to move files over a network.
Hello everyone, I need to have a task run that will move the contents of a folder from one computer to another over my home LAN. Files get downloaded during the night on one computer and then need to be transfered to another. Usually I am doing this by hand, but then though maybe I could get...
General Discussion
batch&task to create new folder and move all desktop file to it
hi so work in an recruitment office and im trying to create a batch file that the computers can run on a schedule to create a folder with that days date on it and move all files from the desktop to that folder( also created on the desktop), i want the code to only move files and leave folders and...
General Discussion
How to Move WMC Icon From Task Bar to Quick Launch
Does anyone know how I can move the Windows Media Center Task Bar icon to the Quick Launch Menu?
Media Center
Windows Task Scheduler Move File
Hello: Using windows task scheduler, how do I move a file to a different folder, there is a box Program/Script that can browse a file then there is a box Add arguments, where and how do I add the from and to file path Thanks much!
General Discussion
How do I move an Icon from the Task Bar
I want to move an Icon from this area of the Taskbar to this area of the Taskbar popup area... Any hints how to???
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:51.
Twitter Facebook Google+