Question from Sherry Y.: Hi Rick. I was typing a homework assignment in Microsoft Word when the doorbell rang. It was the pizza delivery guy with the pizza that I had ordered for dinner.
Anyway, I was away from the computer for maybe 5 minutes but when I got back my 2 year old was playing with it.
I about freaked out when I saw her playing with the mouse, but as it turned out my Word document was just fine. But somehow she had moved the Taskbar from its usual place at the bottom of the screen all the way to the top.
She’s only 2 years old! How in the world could she have done that?
I tried dragging the Taskbar back to the bottom of the screen, but it won’t move. What do I need to do to move it back to where it belongs? My computer is an HP desktop running Windows 10.
Rick’s answer: Sherry, it sounds to me like your daughter somehow managed to drag the Taskbar to the to of the screen, and then lock it. I know that might sound a little far-fetched, but it’s the only explanation that makes sense.
If that’s really what happened, this should fix it:
1 – Right-click on a blank area of the Taskbar, then uncheck Lock the taskbar.
2 – Click and hold the Taskbar and drag it to the bottom the screen.
3 – Once the Taskbar is back in its normal location, release the mouse button.
4 – Right-click on a blank area of the Taskbar, then recheck Lock the taskbar.
5 – Keep a close watch on your daughter. She’s obviously pretty sharp!
That should do the trick Sherry. Good luck!
Update from Sherry: That worked perfectly Rick! Thanks!!!! And I agree that she’s pretty sharp. Too sharp for me sometimes. LOL
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