taskbarStart menu at its left-hand end and the notification area at the right-hand end. Other toolbars can be added such as the Quick Launch toolbar. Clicking an application's taskbar icon makes its windows visible in front of other windows and gives one of them the input focus, or if it is already in front, minimises it. Right-clicking an icon gives a window manager menu, possibly customised by the application. Right-clicking the taskbar itself performs global window manager actions such as minimising all windows and also allows you to set taskbar properties. The taskbar can be locked in position or resized or dragged to the top, left or right of the screen.
Last updated: 2007-06-13
Task Control BlockFAQ.
Last updated: 2000-12-30
The assignment of start and end times to a set of tasks, subject to certain constraints. Constraints are typically either time constraints (the payload must be installed before the payload bay doors are closed) or resource constraints (this task requires a small crane and a crane operator).In the case where the tasks are programs to run concurrently on a computer, this is also known as multitasking.
Last updated: 1998-04-25