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imorrin

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Several weeks ago, my son was pushing buttons on the mouse and keyboard and this bar has appeared to the left of the screen. I can't remove it! It obscures part of the underlying picture and has 3 pull down menus: folder tasks, other places, and details. When I click on any icon on the desktop, these pull down menus give information about that program. Can somebody help me get it off! Thanks. I have tried to put a picture of what I am seeing.

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Hi imorrin,

Try this:
1. Right click on your My Computer Icon on your Desktop
2. Select Properties
3. Go to the Advanced Tab
4. Go to Performance and click on Settings
5. Click on Let Windows Choose what is best for my Computer
6. Click Ok
- IMPORTANT
7. Must restart the computer for changes to correct themselves
8. After the restart the bar on the left side should be gone

Post back and let me know if it worked.

~Kristy

Edited by Rustymilo, 01 May 2005 - 07:14 PM.

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No such luck! I had tried that based on other postings. The bar on the bottom pops up right away, but the bar on the side does not appear until the icons show up. Thanks so much for any help you can give.
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Hi imorrin

that is a task panel--the common task panel

http://www.kellys-ko...m/xp_tweaks.htm

go to the above page, download the script on line 15. run it


Gerryf who is a moderator here posted this to another user with a very similar problem to yours. Hopefully that will work.

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just try right clicking over the left part of your screen that's bothering you and see what options come up. if you're lucky there will be one that can solve your problem.
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Thanks! Kellys-Korner worked perfectly. I truly appreciate the help.
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No problem. Glad I could help. :tazz:

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