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On my Vista desktop, the start/taskbar shows up on the right side when it used to be along the bottom of the screen. why did it move and how can i get it back to the bottom?

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To get back the TASKBAR to the bottom. make sure the TASKBAR in not locked.

Right-click an empty space on the taskbar. If Lock the Taskbar has a check mark next to it, the taskbar is locked. You can unlock it by clicking Lock the Taskbar, which removes the check mark.

Click an empty space on the taskbar, and then hold down the mouse button as you drag the taskbar to the bottom and release the mouse button.

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First, right-click the taskbar. If "Lock the Taskbar" has a check mark next to it, the taskbar is locked. You can unlock it by clicking "Lock the Taskbar" again. Then, click an empty space on the taskbar, hold and drag the taskbar to one of the four edges of the desktop. When the taskbar is where you want it, release the mouse button.

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