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Chapter 25. Revamping the Start Menu and... > Renovating the Taskbar - Pg. 300

Revamping the Start Menu and Taskbar 1. 2. 300 Move the mouse pointer so that it rests on the top edge of the taskbar. The pointer changes into a vertical two-headed arrow. Drag the edge of the taskbar up slightly. After you travel a short distance, a second taskbar row springs into view, as shown in Figure 25.3. Figure 25.3. To see the button text, stretch the taskbar into this two-row configuration. 3. Keep dragging the taskbar up until the taskbar is the size you want, and then release the mouse button. If you've moved the taskbar to the left or right side of the screen, dragging the outer edge only increases the width of the taskbar, it doesn't create new rows. Some Useful Taskbar Options The next round of taskbar touchups involves a small but useful set of properties, which can be displayed by using either of the following techniques: · Select Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Taskbar and Start Menu. · Right-click an empty section of the taskbar and then click Properties. This reunites you with your old friend the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box. This time, however, you'll be dealing with the Taskbar tab. NEW!The Taskbar appearance group controls the look and feel of the taskbar. As you play with