Basic Graphical Elements of GUI based Operating System

2.3.1 Task Bar

Any work which has been started on computer is called as task . you can perform various tasks simultaneously.While one program is on and you want to start another program it is not necessary to close the first program. You can simply minimize the first program and work in other program.The icons of running programs are shown in the taskbar.

Here  is  an image  of Taskbar.


Taskbar is generally displayed at the bottom of the window but you can change its position, also its size can be changed. If you lock the taskbar then it is not possible to change its size and position. When the taskbar is hidden, it appears only when the mouse cursor is pointing on the taskbar’s position, when the mouse is moved from that position the taskbar is automatically hided. Various Quick Launch, Date and Time are also displayed on the taskbar.