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Taskbar auto hide does not work correctly.

  1. #1


    Phil Weldon Guest

    Taskbar auto hide does not work correctly.

    For the first two weeks I had my new Dell Inspiron 1520 (Vista Home Premium)
    the auto hide Taskbar worked correctly. Now the Taskbar is always visible
    when auto hide is on; the Taskbar is then on top of all windows, but when
    maximized the bottom of windows disappear under the Tool Bar. When auto
    hide is turned off, all windows maximize to, but not under the Taskbar.

    Is there a solution to this problem? I found a work around (use Task
    Manager to kill explorer.exe, then run explorer.exe), but I'd rather find a
    permanent solution, or at least a report that Microsoft is working on the
    problem.

    Phil Weldon



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  3. #2


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Taskbar auto hide does not work correctly.

    Good luck. I had similar problems, and used the same workaround, on both
    XP86 and XP64. XP64 eventually fixed itself, XP86 never did, but isn't used
    much.

    "Phil Weldon" <not.disclosed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:13f13n5ig0qna27@xxxxxx

    > For the first two weeks I had my new Dell Inspiron 1520 (Vista Home
    > Premium)
    > the auto hide Taskbar worked correctly. Now the Taskbar is always visible
    > when auto hide is on; the Taskbar is then on top of all windows, but when
    > maximized the bottom of windows disappear under the Tool Bar. When auto
    > hide is turned off, all windows maximize to, but not under the Taskbar.
    >
    > Is there a solution to this problem? I found a work around (use Task
    > Manager to kill explorer.exe, then run explorer.exe), but I'd rather find
    > a
    > permanent solution, or at least a report that Microsoft is working on the
    > problem.
    >
    > Phil Weldon
    >
    >

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  4. #3


    Phil Weldon Guest

    Re: Taskbar auto hide does not work correctly.

    'John Barnes' wrote:
    | Good luck. I had similar problems, and used the same workaround, on both
    | XP86 and XP64. XP64 eventually fixed itself, XP86 never did, but isn't
    used
    | much.
    _____

    Thanks for the reply. You'd think that this time around that particular
    irritant would have be fixed. Perhaps there are some programs that, when
    run, set up the problem, which remains afterwards until restarting
    explore.exe or the system.

    Phil Weldon

    "John Barnes" <jbarnes@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OeZkm$r%23HHA.4476@xxxxxx
    |
    | "Phil Weldon" <not.disclosed@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    | news:13f13n5ig0qna27@xxxxxx
    | > For the first two weeks I had my new Dell Inspiron 1520 (Vista Home
    | > Premium)
    | > the auto hide Taskbar worked correctly. Now the Taskbar is always
    visible
    | > when auto hide is on; the Taskbar is then on top of all windows, but
    when
    | > maximized the bottom of windows disappear under the Tool Bar. When auto
    | > hide is turned off, all windows maximize to, but not under the Taskbar.
    | >
    | > Is there a solution to this problem? I found a work around (use Task
    | > Manager to kill explorer.exe, then run explorer.exe), but I'd rather
    find
    | > a
    | > permanent solution, or at least a report that Microsoft is working on
    the
    | > problem.
    | >
    | > Phil Weldon
    | >
    | >
    |



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    Re: Taskbar auto hide does not work correctly.

    Ok I came across this by accident, if you move the taskbar to one of the 4 zones, then unhide it, it seems to fix the issue, I did this about 10 days ago and it is still working, usually when I unhide my taskbar it will stay unhide for about 10 minutes, I think maybe moving the taskbar re-writes the defective file. Give it a try..

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