task bar

noun

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'task bar.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of task bar

1994, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about task bar

Statistics for task bar

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for task bar

The first known use of task bar was in 1994

See more words from the same year

Comments on task bar

What made you want to look up task bar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!