no program names on my task bar

  capnsofa 17:57 15 Oct 06

I have an Aspire 1800 lap top running Windows XP Home Edition.
My task bar increased to two lines for no reason apparent to me and after some dragging of handles I managed to get it back to the original one line. However, I now cannot get any names of programs I am running in this task bar.
Can you help please?

  anskyber 18:34 15 Oct 06

OK. Something for you to try. Is your taskbar locked?

Check by right clicking on the bar and if it is there will be a black tick next to "lock the task bar"

If it is locked unlock it by clicking next to the command and look out for some pale vertical dots appearing in the task bar. Left clicking on these dots and holding the click down will allow you to slide the dot (dividers) along. See if this reveals the program buttons. If it does relock the taskbar.

  capnsofa 18:52 15 Oct 06

I unlocked the taskbar.
I have a vertical line on the bar, which I left clicked and dragged it the length of the bar. Nothing appeared, but I now have a task bar which is 2 lines deep!!!

  postie24 19:45 15 Oct 06

Try deleting them,then drag icons down again and see if the names appear then

  postie24 19:49 15 Oct 06

Hold the mouse cursor on top of task bar line and move it down to get the normal 1 line showing

  Joe R 19:58 15 Oct 06


right click on an empty part of your taskbar, select toolbars, then click on the quick launch button.

  anskyber 20:14 15 Oct 06

Simple guide click here

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