Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated July 22, 2019)
It sounds odd to talk about adding a toolbar to the taskbar, but that is exactly what Windows allows you to do. If you right click on the taskbar, Windows displays a Context menu on which you should click Toolbars. (This option is typically at the very top of the Context menu.) You can then see the various types of toolbars you can add. The toolbars available depend on the version of Windows you are using, but there is a good bet they will include at least some of the following:
In addition, some applications (such as iTunes) may also allow you to add toolbars. If so, you'll see them noted in the Context menu. You can also click the New Toolbar option which allows you to navigate to a folder that contains the proper files (presumably put there by an application you installed) that allow the addition of a toolbar.
When you enable a toolbar, it is displayed at the right of the taskbar, just to the left of the notification area. To get rid of a toolbar, simply use the same steps you used to display it. (The display of toolbars on the taskbar is a toggling process—click the option once to display it and a second time to hide it.)
This tip (12627) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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