Solved Taskbar forms double row

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
November 30, 2014 at 12:16:15
Specs: Windows XP, 1500
I have switched from IE to Firefox and I experience two problems. Firstly, my taskbar forms a double row. In the top row are all the icon shortcuts and in the bottom row all open webpages are shown. Previously I could condense the webpages meaning make the space taken up my each one in the taskbar narrower. Now I can't. Secondly, I was able with IE to download videos using Real Player. The Real Player connection button would appear in the right-hand corner of video and I simply clicked it. Now it is not there. Can I maybe refrase my question regarding the absence of Real Player. Which player would do the job in Fire Fox? Help please.

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December 1, 2014 at 08:47:16
I understand and agree entirely about the banking situation, you must use an alternative current browser and not IE - I mentioned this in that second link in #3. However IE should be left in place but rarely used. Your bank will only complain if you access them from IE.

I can't really help further on the download situation, as I haven't used RealPlayer since Windows 98 - I'm not a fan. If nobody else chips in on this it might be best to ask RealPlayer support, here:
http://www.real.com/support

I see also that there is a RP forum here:
http://www.forumjar.com/forums/Real...

Finally, I gather there is a download addon for Firefox, here:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fi...

There is also a YouTube downloader addon for Chrome:
http://www.chromeextensions.org/uti...

Neither will be what you are accustomed to but they should do the trick.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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November 30, 2014 at 12:31:40
Did you unlock the taskbar when trying to change it? You should be able to drag the double row down to a single one by pointing the mouse to the top edge then holding the left mouse button and moving downwards. See here:
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/25...

Does your download button still appear in IE? If not you might need to uninstall and re-install RealPlayer.

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November 30, 2014 at 12:43:05
Hi Derek. Thanks for your quick response. I have fixed the task bar problem a minute before you posted your response. Thanks. With regard to the Real Player problem, I have uninstalled IE 8 and installed Firefox. But when I open a webpage with video content the Realplayer button does not come up. In IE8 it was no problem. I'll uninstall and re-install the player and will keep you posted. Thanks again.

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November 30, 2014 at 12:52:58
Normally there is no need to Uninstall IE (best avoided). It is not usually possible because it is integrated into the system and will revert back to an even older and less secure version instead. If that has happened I would re-install IE8, although it should now only be used on XP for some very rare MS updates. Definitely stick with Firefox as your main browser for security.

As an aside you might be interested in seeing these two:

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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December 1, 2014 at 04:18:43
My problem Derek is that my banking website doesn't give me access through IE8. Iv'e been informed that IE and XP are finished and that I should upgrade as soon as possible. I was informed to upgrade to Google Chrome or Firefox. I tried Google and because I couldn't download videos I installed Firefox. Result the same. I uninstalled RealPlayer and re-installed it with no success.

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December 1, 2014 at 08:47:16
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I understand and agree entirely about the banking situation, you must use an alternative current browser and not IE - I mentioned this in that second link in #3. However IE should be left in place but rarely used. Your bank will only complain if you access them from IE.

I can't really help further on the download situation, as I haven't used RealPlayer since Windows 98 - I'm not a fan. If nobody else chips in on this it might be best to ask RealPlayer support, here:
http://www.real.com/support

I see also that there is a RP forum here:
http://www.forumjar.com/forums/Real...

Finally, I gather there is a download addon for Firefox, here:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fi...

There is also a YouTube downloader addon for Chrome:
http://www.chromeextensions.org/uti...

Neither will be what you are accustomed to but they should do the trick.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 1, 2014 at 13:00:13
Thanks Derek. You have been very helpful. Highly appreciated.

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