Top Bar

by Hecce 17 Replies latest forum tech-support

  • Hecce

    I used to have a slim bar with information at the top of my page, it seems like I did something and now what I have is a slim bar without any information and I have to click in the right hand side to be able to see the information that used to be on that top bar.

    Any ideas?

    Please and Thanks


    Look at your keyboard..
    Find F11 button..

    Push F11 button..

  • Hecce


    Found F11 and did what you told me and nothing, is just the same.



    Well it worked for me..

    The cat walked across the keyboard,I instantly lost my top bar..

    It took me all day to figure it out..LOL!!..

  • GrreatTeacher

    One day cats will take over the world.

  • Iown Mylife
    Iown Mylife

    Usually when i google a computer problem, i can find that someone has asked/answered that problem.

  • Hecce


    Thanks, will try

  • Giordano

    Try Pressing Alt and V at the same time.

  • Hecce


    Thanks but "nada"

    It is just an inconvenience but not major.

    Will like to have it back

  • Giordano

    Windows - Taskbar Has Disappeared from the Desktop

    This page explains how to get the taskbar to reappear.


    You cannot see the taskbar (which contains the "Start" button) anywhere on your desktop.


    1. The taskbar may be hiding at the bottom of the screen after being accidentally resized.

    2. If the presentation display was changed, the taskbar may have moved off of the visible screen (Windows 7 and Vista only).

    3. The taskbar may be set to "Auto-hide" (Windows XP with Service Pack 2 only).

    4. The 'explorer.exe' process may have crashed.


    1. Put the mouse pointer on the bottom border of your screen.

      • If the pointer turns into a double-arrow (double Arrow Pointing up and down), click and drag upwards.
      • If your taskbar isn't hiding at the bottom of the screen, try moving the mouse to the right, left, and top edges, looking for the double-arrow.

    2. Press and hold the Windows logo key on your keyword, then tap the P key to bring up the presentation display mode options.

      • Make sure "Computer Only" is selected.
      • Use the arrow keys to toggle between options and Enter to select the correct display mode.

    3. Press the Windows key on the keyboard to bring up the Start Menu

      • Right-Click on the taskbar and select Properties.
      • Toggle the 'Auto-Hide the taskbar' checkbox and click Apply.
      • If it is now checked, move the cursor to the bottom, right, left, or top of the screen and the taskbar should re-appear.
      • Repeat step three to return to your original setting.

    4. Open the Task Manager using either Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc.

      • If explorer.exe is already running, select it and choose End Task before continuing on.
      • Click the File menu and select New Task.
      • In the dialog box, type 'explorer.exe' to restart the process.

    5. If the above solutions fail, or if the problem recurs, please contact the DoIT Help Desk for assistance.

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