When you start an application, it appears on the taskbar. I started Mail and now you can see it on the taskbar
When you click the application on the taskbar, the application will be minimized (hidden from the desktop) or maximized (appears on the desktop). Notice that the application will not be closed!
You can close an application from the taskbar. Right-click the application on the taskbar and click Close
You can move the taskbar from the bottom of the screen to any screen’s edge by dragging it.
If you cannot move it, then right-click the taskbar and uncheck Lock the taskbar
If you want your taskbar to be hidden then right-click it and click Taskbar settings. Enable Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode. Now the taskbar is hidden and it will appear again if you move the mouse at the bottom edge of the screen and hold it there for 2 secs.
You can combine taskbar buttons. Right-click taskbar and click properties. Now click the drop-down list below Combine taskbar buttons
You have 3 options:
- Always hide labels – It will show only the icon of
openapplication and will group the open applications if are the same
- When the taskbar if full – It does the same as the above option but only when taskbar is full of applications
- Never – It shows the name and the icon of the open application. Same open applications will not be grouped.
The picture below shows an open application, if you have chosen the first option. Shows only the icon and grouped 2 same applications together.
Now if you move the mouse above the icon you will see a small preview of the 2 open applications. They are grouped because it is the same.