Definition of taskbar in US English:



  • A bar at the edge of the display of a graphical user interface that allows quick access to current or favorite applications.

    ‘run multiple programs and quickly switch among them by clicking the appropriate icon on the taskbar’
    • ‘Both wireless systems are activated by taskbar icons on the Today screen.’
    • ‘At the bottom of the Windows 98 desktop is a taskbar which contains smaller toolbars.’
    • ‘You can create your own toolbar on the taskbar where you can place folders that are accessed often.’
    • ‘The beep can be disabled with a simple click on the audio icon on the taskbar, which brings up the Audio Setting menu.’
    • ‘To start, you double-click on the Google icon on your taskbar (or elsewhere).’