Taskbar incorporates "blank" area to right of start button RRS feed

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  • After I've had my PC on for a few hours and have been using it, I will discover that they icons on the taskbar for open programs will no longer go all the way to the left, next to the start menu. There will sometimes be an inch to two inches of blank space to the right of the start button. My taskbar is on the bottom of my screen and this space will not disappear even if I drag and drop my icons in the blank area.


    There are also times when I will get blank spaces between the icons on the taskbar. Dragging and dropping or reordering the icons by drag and drop will get rid of this space.


    Has anyone else experienced this? This is a clean install (not an upgrade) of Windows 7.
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 11:08 AM

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  • lock the taskbar!

     I think this is actually a feature.  with an unlocked taskbar, you may need that empty space to drag the taskbar elsewhere (in case your taskbar is full)

    (wasn't there a song in the 80s called lock the taskbar?  or maybe it was rock the cat's bar?  or something)
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 5:32 PM