taskbar

[task-bahr]
noun Computers.
a row of buttons on a display screen that are clicked on to start software applications or switch between open applications or active windows.
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taskbar (ˈtɑːskˌbɑː)
 
n
a row of selectable buttons and icons typically running along the bottom of a computer screen, displaying information such as the names of running programs

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Main Entry:  task bar
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a strip along the bottom of a computer screen that indicates what is happening with a task, offers information like date, time, open applications, etc., and allows launching of applications
Usage:  computing
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taskbar   (tāsk'bär')  Pronunciation Key 
A row of buttons or graphical controls on a computer screen that represent open programs, among which the user can switch back and forth by clicking on the appropriate one.
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Your browser may also display a lock or key symbol on its task bar to indicate invoked secure transmission.
Click on the start button at the lower left hand corner on the task bar.
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