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Task Bar Problem

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#1 aaaaa


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Posted 26 June 2007 - 01:55 AM


I have a problem with my Windows XP OS.

Everything seems to be running fine, but one problem which is really annoying, my window taskbar at the bottom of my screen, it seems to be divdied into many segments.

That is if i right click on the tast bar at the bottom of my screen, and then unlock the bar, many sections will appear. And what that means is that whenever I open a new application, it is all squashed up into one side (or even both) sides of the task bar. Even if I only have 3 different applications running, i cant' see all of them, I have to press the arrow for the whole list to show up.

I"m not sure if you know what I mean, but its really annoying. Attached is an image of my taskbar at the bottom (notice all those lines on my taskbar?).

Is there anyway to fix that?

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 02:07 AM

This is a registry edit.
Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
Remember to backup the registry, before making any changes.
Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:
How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

Here's something you could try, that might help:
Restore Taskbar and Start Menu - #117, on the Left

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#3 aaaaa

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:54 AM

I have downloaded that registry and have used it and then restarted my computer. HOwever, the situtation stays the same.

Please help.


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Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:58 AM

Try right clicking on an empty spot on the taskbar and then select Toolbars. Uncheck all the entries there to see if this helps the problem. Also, do you have any visual adjustments/enhancements made to your screen or display?
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