Saturday, May 22, 2010

How To Fix Taskbar Disappearing Problem In Windows ?

Many Windows users some times report the problem of taskbar disappearing, or going invisible in windows while they are working. As said by some of the Windows 7 users this happens when they press window key + d which is show desktop shortcut in windows and for some it happens suddenly.

However when taskbar is not visible, still you can access and switch among all the opened programs by pressing ALT+TAB key. But if the problem is happening only with the taskbar, then you can follow the methods below to solve the problem.

Method 1
If you suddenly pressed show desktop or window + d to show the desktop icons and taskbar disappeared then try pressing the same shortcut again, taskbar will become visible again.

Method 2
If the taskbar is not appearing after applying the Method 1, then it means that you will need to restart the explorer in order to fix this problem. Here is how you do it as explained below:

1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open task manager
2. Click File menu and select “New Tasks (run…)”
3. Type “explorer.exe” and click ok or Enter on the keyboard

Windows explorer will now restart and taskbar will appear properly, once the windows explorer is restarted.

Still if your problem is not solved, then make sure that you don’t have the settings enabled in windows which says auto hide the taskbar to save space on desktop. Just check the taskbar properties for the same, right click on the start button and then select properties and then click the taskbar tab, you will see the option as shown in the image below:

Hope you find this tutorial easy to follow.

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