1. Running Windows 7 and no other dock/software lunching bars. 2. A huge wide-screen monitor. (21"+)
Steps: 1. Move the taskbar to the right-side and dock your most frequently used softwares there.
Benefits over on the bottom: 1. The icons are relatively horizontal at your eye sight so you don't have to look down. 2a. More practical viewing spaces for programs/web pages. --For the non-taskbar space. This is because of the ratio adjustment will just make things look nicer. 2b. For the taskbar itself, the icons seem bigger and nicer and aero boxes appears on the right seem to be nicer/more logical.
Time to do it: 1. 1 second.