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Windows 7: unlock taskbar

06 Apr 2017   #1
plschwartz

win xp pro
 
 
unlock taskbar

taskbar wont move or accept new items


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06 Apr 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

What do you mean when you say Task bar wont move. Do you mean it will not Hide?. What do you also mean by wont accept new items.

Try Right Clicking on the Task Bar & select Properties. This will provide some settings you can select or change.
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06 Apr 2017   #3
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

do you just need to unlock it? if so right click > uncheck lock the taskbar


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07 Apr 2017   #4
plschwartz

win xp pro
 
 

sorry should have been more explicit
1. Cannot move taskbar to side location.
2. Cannot add new items to taskbar
3. Cannot ulock taskbar by right clicking or from longer taskbar and menus box. Just retyrns still locked
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07 Apr 2017   #5
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

does the program go away in safe mode and if so, check your recently installed programs and uninstall anything you see that is new.
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07 Apr 2017   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Right tick on Start Orb and select Properties.
Then select Taskbar. You will see options.

Jack
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07 Apr 2017   #7
plschwartz

win xp pro
 
 

NO went into safe mode tried to undo "lock taskbar" still remained locked. Suspended my Avast protection. No relief.
This was a secondary computer an Aspire one which got promoted when my old faithful died. So I never did try to customize it. I removed some seldom used programs. All that remain except Acer specific programs were on my previous computer which did not have this problem
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07 Apr 2017   #8
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

try start > run > gpedit.msc > enter > User Config > Admin Temp > Start menu and Taskbar > Lock the taskbar > disabled

and/or run the reg file here

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