Customize the Taskbar in Windows® XP
What are the tips to customize taskbar in Windows XP?
User can use different ways to customizer the Taskbar in Windows XP. For customizing the taskbar, you need to use the following steps. First of all, right-click on an empty space on the 'Taskbar' and a menu gets appeared. You need to note the item that denotes 'Lock the Taskbar'. Whether this item is checked, you have to uncheck it to unlock the Taskbar. Thus you can change the height of the Taskbar. Then drag your mouse pointer to the top edge of the Taskbar so that the pointer turns into a vertical arrow with points at both sides. Then hit the edge and drag the Taskbar upward till the height rises. Then move the Taskbar and hit on an empty space on the Taskbar and then drag this to any part of the screen. Then you need to right-click on an empty space on the Taskbar and hit 'Properties'. Next select the 'Taskbar' tab and you need to check or uncheck any of your preferred items to customize the Taskbar. Now click on 'Apply' and 'OK' to substantiate your selections. Next change the color of the Taskbar from blue to either gray or olive green and after that right-click on the desktop and click on 'Properties'. Then pick the 'Appearance' tab and choose a blue, gray or olive green from the 'Color Scheme' box. Hit on 'Apply' and select 'OK' to verify the change. Thus you can change the manner windows are displayed on the Taskbar. Then right-click on an empty space on the Taskbar and select your preferred items. Lastly remove Quick Launch buttons by right-clicking on them and hit 'Delete' on the menu that appears.
Given below are the differences between the toolbar and taskbar in Windows:
- Particular program
- Easily identifiable
- Standard component
The toolbar is linked with a specific program, for example, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, etc. The toolbar is usually placed at the top of the program and comprises of numerous options to use and customize the program. The taskbar is defined as a form of a toolbar that is related with the Windows operating system. This generally found at the bottom of the screen despite of what programs you need to open.
The user can easily identify the taskbar as it encompasses the System Clock. The taskbar also comprises of the system tray or notification area. Users can easily identify the taskbar components. The quick launch toolbar is also a part of the taskbar too.
The Taskbar is considered as the standard component of Windows. It usually emerges on the desktop along with the Start orb at its opening and the System Notification Area at the end. It is measured as the starting place for almost the whole thing you do. The Taskbar is located on the bottom of the screen by default. But the user could move it to any of the other three sides as per your preference. A toolbar, nevertheless, is nothing standard. They might comprise of almost everything you need them to, and contain various functions depending on what function they are meant. Toolbars can appear on the Taskbar.
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