1.    11 Sep 2015 #1
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    Taskbar Gets In The Way


    I need to position my cursor arrow at the bottom of the screen in order to scroll left and right so that I can see what I am reading or typing (as now) but the taskbar (which I hope to avoid using) keeps jumping up and getting in the way whenever the arrow is near it. Can I hide the taskbar semi-permanently or move it to a side? Thanks .........
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  2.    11 Sep 2015 #2
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    A simple workaround would be to use the keyboard arrow keys instead of mouse to scroll horizontally.

    Another workaround is to move the Taskbar to left or right, screenshot shows a vertical Taskbar at left:

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  3.    12 Sep 2015 #3
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    Thanks: I couldn't drag the taskbar to the side (as on earlier Windows versions). Also, hitting the Settings icon does not do anything .......
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  4.    12 Sep 2015 #4
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    Is your taskbar unlocked? If it's locked you can't drag it to the side. Right click Taskbar, select Lock the taskbar to toggle lock / unlock:

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    You can also change the Taskbar location from Taskbar Properties:

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  5.    12 Sep 2015 #5
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    Yes, I've now managed to drag it to a side ........... Thanks
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  6.    12 Sep 2015 #6
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    You are welcome.
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