Windows 98 tips and tricks
The taskbar, which is the image below, is the item that displays all open windows as well as allows you to open other programs. Usually this bar is located at the bottom of your screen, but can be moved to the top, left, and right as well.
Organizing the Start Shortcuts
Windows 98 has added the capability of customizing your taskbar using the right mouse button. You can now cut, copy, and paste items in your taskbar. For example, if you wanted to move a shortcut in a folder to another folder, you can click on the shortcut with your right mouse button and choose the cut option (Note: when clicking on cut, the icon will not disappear until you paste into another location). Once you have chosen the option to cut, find a folder that you wish to move the shortcut to and choose paste and your shortcut should now be in the folder that you have pasted it to. You can also do this with other shortcuts that are elsewhere on the computer, such as your desktop, as well as moving them from your taskbar to your desktop.
Categorizing the Start Shortcuts
You can arrange your shortcuts in the Taskbar by clicking with your right mouse button and continuing to hold the button, and when moving your mouse up or down you should get a small bar indicating where the icon is going to be moved to; when you have found an appropriate spot, you can let go of your mouse in turn moving the icon to its location.
Customizing Quick Launch tool bar
The quick launch, which you can see in the above picture, which is all the shortcuts by the Start button, can be added and removed. First, however, you must have the quick launch toolbar enabled; if you do not see any icons like the icons in the above picture, click on an unoccupied section of the toolbar with your right mouse button and choose the option Toolbars. Ensure that there is a check next to Quick Launch, if there is not, click on quick launch, which should place it on your tool bar. Once the Quick launch is enabled, to remove an icon, click the icon with your right mouse button and choose the option to delete. To create new shortcut, first create a shortcut on your desktop, or if you have the shortcut in another folder, drag it to the quick launch section; unfortunately, there is not an option to paste.
Creating new Toolbars
To add additional toolbars to the taskbar, right-click on an unused section of the toolbar and select toolbars; from this window selection you can add:
Address: Adds the Internet Explorer address bar to your taskbar
Links: Adds Internet Explorer links to your task bar.
Desktop: Creates links to items on your desktop on your tool bar.
New Tool Bar: You can create your own customized toolbar by selecting this option and pointing it to a folder with all your shortcuts.