December 27, 2012 |

Tame the Windows Taskbar

Windows Taskbar Options

Here’s a list of things you can do with your Windows taskbar:

Firstly right-click a blank area of your taskbar and select Properties. In the resulting window, make sure the “taskbar” tab is selected and you will see the following options:.

Lock the taskbar – bbviously named. If this is selected, you cannot re-size or move your taskbar. This is perfect for folks who find their taskbar on top of their screen one day and can’t remember why.

Auto-hide the Taskbar – great for the neat-freak who wants a perfectly blank desktop. Select Auto-hide and your taskbar with only  peek out when you mouse-over the bottom portion of the screen.

Use small icons – if you think the icons on your Taskbar are too big, then select this option.

Depending on which version of Windows you have, there may also be an option to relocate your Taskbar on the screen (you can also click, hold and drag your taskbar to a different place, too!) as well as a drop-down box to set whether or not open Taskbar buttons combine when more than one instance of the program is open.

June 21, 2011 |

Pin Website Links to your Taskbar

If you have Internet Explorer 9 you can now easily pop web links you visit frequently straight onto your Taskbar!

  1. Call up the website address and then simply drag the icon from the address bar down to the Windows Taskbar.
  2. When you let go of the mouse it attaches to the Taskbar.

  1. To remove it, simply right-click on the pinned link and select Unpin this program from taskbar.