JSI Tip 4496. How do I lock the Taskbar in Windows XP?

I you wish to prevent the accidental movement (relocation) of your Taskbar:

1. Right-click the Taskbar and press Properties.

2. Select the Taskbar tab.

3. Check the Lock the Taskbar box.

4. Press Apply and OK.

To lock the Taskbar using the registry:

1. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:


2. Double-click the TaskbarSizeMove value name, a DWORD data type.

3. A data value of 0 will lock the Taskbar and a data value of 1 will unlock it.

4. Press OK.

5. Exit the Registry Editor.

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