Windows 98 Basics

Customizing the Start Menu and the Taskbar
You can rearrange items on the Start menu by dragging items to another location on the Start menu. You can customize the Start menu to help you work more efficiently. You can add folders or files that you open frequently, so that you can open them quickly from the Start menu at any time. Or you can create your own groups of files and programs. You can also add items to or remove them from the Start menu. For example, you can reduce the size of the Start menu by removing a program that you no longer use. If you remove an item from the Start menu, you're not uninstalling the program or removing it from your computer.

To customize the Start menu

1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Taskbar & Start Menu. The Taskbar Properties dialog box appears.

2. Click the Start Menu Programs tab.


3. Click Add or Remove, and then follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

To set the date and time, double-click the clock on the right end of the taskbar.

You can also customize the taskbar to suit your needs. The taskbar is located at the bottom of the desktop by default, but you can drag it to any side of the desktop. You can also hide the taskbar until you want to use it, or you can always display the taskbar on top of other windows.

To customize the taskbar

1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Taskbar & Start Menu. The Taskbar Properties dialog box appears.

2. Select the taskbar options you want. To move the taskbar Drag the taskbar to any edge of the desktop.

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