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The Complete Guide to the Task Bar

Windows 7 Task BarA Task Bar provides a way to interact with an operating system. It will usually present a list of the currently running applications, provide shortcuts to launch applications, display notification areas and have the ability to host widgets that can provide a wide variety of functionality and information.

The Task Bar was first popularized by Windows 95, and since then most major operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS and Linux have included some form of a Task Bar.

This guide will show you some of the differences between Task Bars in different versions of an operating system, as well as providing tips on how to maximize your productivity.

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