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 DeX mode has gotten a few improvements, including an interactive task bar. WIRED, 26 July 2023 Internet Explorer 11's visual elements and icons in the start menu and task bar will also be phased out in June. Simrin Singh, CBS News, 14 Feb. 2023 On the bottom right of the task bar, there's now an app drawer button. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 31 Aug. 2022 As expected, Samsung's new Z Fold 4 phone has it, and everyone is talking about it and talking about the task bar. Wired Staff, Wired, 11 Aug. 2022 That includes broader drag-and-drop support and a permanent task bar that sits at the bottom of the screen. Julian Chokkattu Parker Hall, Wired, 10 Aug. 2022 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, 27 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of task bar was in 1994

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“Task bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/task%20bar. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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