Niffty feature of Windows 2000 and Windows XP: You are working on desktop and
you have a set of files you want to drag and drop into the Recycle Bin but it is
hidden behind an application window. No problem. Drag the files to a blank
portion of the task bar and hold them there. In a moment, the application
hidding the Recycle Bin will minimize! At this point you can finish dragging
them and drop them on the Recycle Bin.
Don’t try dropping the files-to-be-deleted on the task bar. Keep the mouse
key depressed until you can drop the files on the Recycle Bin.