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Task Manager Menu Bar and Tabs Are Not Visible in Windows XP

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This article was previously published under Q314227
For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see 193050.
The menu bar and tabs may not be visible in Task Manager.
This behavior may occur if Task Manager is running in Tiny Footprint mode. If you double-click the empty space in the border around the tabs, Task Manager switches to this mode.
To switch Task Manager to its typical display mode, double-click the topborder of the window.
When Task Manager is running in Tiny Footprint mode, you can resize thewindow.
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Article ID: 314227 - Last Review: 05/07/2007 21:41:54 - Revision: 1.3

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