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start on top rather than the bottom

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start on top rather than the bottom

madlizzy
my daughter 5yr old touched something, now the start box is on
the top of the screen rather than on the bottom. where it normally is
i have windows xp

thank you for your help
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Ron K.

http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_move_my_windows_xp_taskbar_back_to_the_bottom_of_the_screen_video.html

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madlizzy

icons move when i click on empty space
the start box does not move

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Ron K.

I'm assuming that you have XP as you didn't say. <br>
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/movetaskbar.mspx

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OH Smeg

Place the Mouse Pointer on a unused part of the Task Bar push and hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse to the bottom of the screen.

This will drag the Task Bar back tot he bottom of the screen.

Col

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Ron K.

You didn't post a link to a video. :0 <br>
I swear, I'm such a noob that I've only seen that 'problem' once, years ago. Today, for this OP, I even tried to create it on my computer and didn't do it. I'll try to 'break' my computer again later. I'm too busy cooking mystic pizzas.

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santeewelding

With special mushrooms?

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Ron K.

Magic mushrooms may or may not be involved. It's purplish, if that means anything.

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OH Smeg

If that's the case Ron I would suggest that you drop everything and rush straight to a Doctor to get the Blood flowing again.

Turning Purple is a Very Bad sign.

Col

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Ron K.

It looks good though, as long as you don't look too hard.

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IC-IT

Then right click your Taskbar and Unlock it. ;-) :-)

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OH Smeg

But a while ago someone asked the same question and I sort of replied the same way as above but without the bit about placing the Mouse Pointer on a Unused part of the Task Bar. To me that was so obvious that it didn't need saying as only a complete idiot would click on a open Tab or so I thought at least.

The Poster there replied that he wasn't an Idiot and jumped on me quite hard. Then several days latter they posted the fix which was exactly what i had said but included the Unused word. :^0

Col

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Ron K.

I can be confusing to them by assuming too much. On the bright side, they seem to feel glad that they have me while I feel bad that I'm all they have. We manage somehow. <br>
Nothing has broken in the past 15 minutes.

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Ron K.

The Task Bar is unlocked and I can drag it up about halfway but I can't get Start to the right and on top.

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santeewelding

Bribe the secret from her with candy. She did it by just touching something.

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Ron K.

Stumped me. Maybe that's a sign that I should hang it all up and go Facebook farming. I was working on my pink roses mastery.

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Sue T

what NexS said? that should work. It sounds like she rotated the screen which is usually done by a hotkey. there is also sometimes a icon in the taskbar on the right (guess it is left now)that looks like a monitor that you can right click on and fix the orientation of the screen.

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OH Smeg

Something like Catalyst Display options I suppose.

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Ron K.

There was a blue column beneath it for all of the programs. Of course I can't find that picture again and I can't create the problems. <br>
One solution not mentioned here is to reboot the computer into Safe Mode by repeatedly pressing the F8 key after your computers sounds the POST beep, before going to regular Windows. The Start button should be at the bottom. Simply click on a bare area of the task bar and choose to Lock the Taskbar then reboot into Windows normally. The start button should remain at the bottom of the window on the left.

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Ron K.

The screen seems to stall at mup.sys but if you leave it be it'll load. I get impatient so I generally walk away for a few minutes.

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OH Smeg

Ron I tell people to Press and Hold Down the F8 Key rather than continually pressing it as quite a few mess up and can not get the system to start in anything but the Normal Mode because they stop pressing the key at the wrong time.

From dealing with End Users I find that none have any problems with the Instruction to Hold Down the F8 Key till the Internal Speakers start going crazy. It's simple and always works unlike them tapping it 2 or 3 times at the wrong time and missing the opportunity to start in anything of their choosing.

Col

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Ron K.

Thanks. Anything to make life easier is greatly appreciated. I was going by what I was taught via phone support many moons ago.