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toolbar vanished??? - February 5th 2011, 03:29 PM

So i was on the computer today, and suddenly the bar at the bottom- where it shows any tabs, date, time etc disapeared.

How do i get it back? x

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Re: toolbar vanished??? - February 5th 2011, 03:55 PM

If you're using Windows you should probably just be able to right click on the where the toolbar should be, and then click "display toolbar ___ (whatever it's name is). Or you could right click on the desktop, maybe?

It's been awhile since I've used Windows (well, not that long, but I have terrible memory, and I don't think that ever happened to me) so if my advice is wrong don't be surprised.

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Re: toolbar vanished??? - February 5th 2011, 07:22 PM

Did you mean "toolbar" or "taskbar"? Also, please tell us what your operating system is. Windows XP? Windows Vista? Windows 7? Maybe Mac OS X? A Linux distribution? Unix-like? What?

Each system is different; it's a lot easier to help if we know what you are using. Thanks for your cooperation!
I will assume that you meant "taskbar" and you are using either Windows XP or Windows 7. If you are not, please do correct me.

If you meant taskbar, then there are two possibilities:
  1. Your taskbar is set to autohide, and/or accidentally configured to be too small.
  2. Your explorer.exe is not running.

First, let's check if it is set to autohide or too small.
  • Hit the Windows key (on your keyboard, you should see a key with Windows logo on it; that's the Windows key, also known as Start key).
    Alternatively, Ctrl+Esc (hit Ctrl and Esc at the same time) will accomplish the same thing.
    The taskbar should appear, regardless of its location.
  • Right click on the taskbar and a menu should show up.
  • Click on Properties ---> Taskbar tab ---> (under Taskbar Appearance) uncheck Auto-Hide Taskbar and Lock Taskbar.
    Click here for screenshot.
    Unchecked "Auto-Hide Taskbar" prevents your taskbar from auto hiding.
    Unchecked "Lock Taskbar" allows you to drag your taskbar around and make it bigger or smaller.

If explorer.exe is NOT running:
  • Open Task Manager (hit Ctrl+Alt+Del, then click Task Manager).
  • On the Applications tab, click New Task
  • Type explorer.exe, then click OK.
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    This should solve the problem.
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Re: toolbar vanished??? - February 9th 2011, 07:35 PM

Thanks guys, got it back. Thread can close x

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