task bar


Definition of task bar

: a strip of icons usually at the bottom of a computer screen showing programs that may be used by selecting their icons

Examples of task bar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To get going, click the new Task view icon in the task bar at the bottom of your screen – to the right of the search window -- to see all your recent activities. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Use Windows 10? Update it, then try these 5 tips to boost your productivity," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of task bar

1994, in the meaning defined above

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“Task bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/task%20bar. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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