Why are applications and operating systems hiding so much these days?

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What’s with hiding things in today’s world? Chrome, now Firefox, IE, and almost all of Windows 8! Talk about wanting to see everything – we’re going backwards. It took me a long time to figure out how to do a simple restart in Windows 8 and I consider myself at an advanced level of computer knowledge.

Windows 8 really brought this home for many people, but it’s true for most applications, web services, and other operating systems as well.

I won’t say that they always get it right, but I understand why they’re doing it.

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My Taskbar is Missing and I Have No Start button. What Do I Do?

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All of a sudden my taskbar is gone. I can’t find it, so I have no Start button to click on, no quick launch to start programs from – I can’t even see what time it is! How do I get it back?

There are a couple of different ways that the taskbar can disappear or appear to disappear. Naturally, the solutions are different as are the workarounds.

(By the way, I’ll assume that you’re not running Windows 8. That’s a whole ‘nother ball game when it comes to the task bar. 🙂 )

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