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[task-bahr] /ˈtæskˌbɑr/
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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for taskbar
  • Looking down in your taskbar, you should then see a zipped folder.
  • Keep in mind that the player may be overlaid by another window, so it's best to look at the taskbar to see if the player is open.
  • Use the question box on your webinar taskbar to submit questions.
  • When looking at the taskbar, all of the pinned items or open applications sit to the right of the start.
British Dictionary definitions for taskbar


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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taskbar in Science
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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taskbar in Technology
operating system
The part of the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface (GUI) typically occupying a fixed strip along the bottom of the screen, showing a rectangular icon for each running application.
The taskbar also contains the Start menu at its left-hand end and the notification area at the right-hand end. Other toolbars can be added such as the Quick Launch toolbar.
Clicking an application's taskbar icon makes its windows visible in front of other windows and gives one of them the input focus, or if it is already in front, minimises it. Right-clicking an icon gives a window manager menu, possibly customised by the application. Right-clicking the taskbar itself performs global window manager actions such as minimising all windows and also allows you to set taskbar properties. The taskbar can be locked in position or resized or dragged to the top, left or right of the screen.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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