I’m not going to call these “problems” because we all do these things at one time or another. A subscriber wrote this week:
I have done it again.
Two things have happened that I can’t fix.
1. Suddenly, the task bar is on the left of the screen and not on the bottom where it should be. I tried all I can and can’t get it to move.
Right-click (left-click if you’ve got the Windows set for left-handed mouse operation) on a blank part of the bar, then drag the mouse pointer to the middle of the bottom edge of the screen.
The task bar can be dragged and dropped at top, left, right or bottom. Bottom is the usual position.
You can also lock it in position by right-clicking (left-clicking for you) on a blank part of the task bar and clicking “Lock the task bar”
2. In Outlook Express, when it opens, in the INBOX, it shows no messages. I have to go to VIEW/CURRENT VIEW/SHOW ALL MESSAGES to see my messages.
In this case, the settings got changed, intentionally or by accident. You can fix this problem in Outlook Express via the menu bar.
View, Current View, Customize Current View
- then select “For all messages” in the top box and “Show messages” in the bottom.
The followup response was:
Thanks a bunch.
I thought I had tried “right clicking and dragging” but must not have.
The task bar is now on the bottom where it belongs. However, when I move my cursor off the bottom of the screen with an open window, the task bar does not pop up like it formerly did. I have to minimize the open/all window and then can go to the bottom. You know me, I like 3-4 programs running at the same time and moving between them.
Any ideas there?
Also, with your suggestions, I think I solved the Outlook Express view problem. Don’t know how I screwed that up.
Sounds like you’ve accidentally cleared the checkmark in the AutoHide Taskbar box on the Taskbar’s context menu. Right-click on a blank part of the task bar and put a check int he box.
Also, there’s an “always on top” box. IF you don’t have it checked, the taskbar will display, but may be behind the current window.
And, the pleasure was at the end…
You’re a genius, but I knew that already.
Thanks, all worked as you suggested.