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Windows 7: Disable auto-hide Taskbar mouseover popup?

19 Jun 2011   #1

Windows7 Ultimate x64
Disable auto-hide Taskbar mouseover popup?

Is there any way to disable the taskbar popup when you hover your mouse over the edge of the screen with auto-hide on? I still want to have it appear when I press the Windows key, but have that hotspot area somehow disabled. I've tried the app by Prisoner, but that disables the whole taskbar, leaving only the orb...

I need this for a Tablet PC i'm customising - I find that when I want to press controls near the edged of the screen, I hit that bloody hotspot area and get the taskbar instead of what I've been aming for. Also, disabling the taskbar completely would not work, since I need the notification icons (battery meter etc.). The tablet has a dedicated Windows button... and nothing else in the way of physical controls...

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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19 Jun 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro

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I just tried the Portable of Taskbar Activate and it worked.
Enhance Windows Taskbar’s Auto-Hide Functionality Using Taskbar Activate - Tweaking with Vishal
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20 Jun 2011   #3

Windows7 Ultimate x64

Hi, Jerry and thank you for the welcome.

I've tried Taskbar Activate, but, as far as I can tell, it does not disable the hotspot. It just adds a delay. That would be a non-perfect, but workable solution, however, it causes the Windows button to show only the Start Button/Menu when pressed, not the whole taskbar. I've e-mailed the author of the software, but seing how the last version is from 1999, I don't have high hopes for a reply. If you can think of another solution, I'd be be most grateful.
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27 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 enterprise 32

Hi, I was looking for Windows setting to unhide the taskbar gently from the left side so the taskbar won't unhide automatically when my mouse is really near the hotspot.

I found "Customize Auto Hide Taskbar Settings" on Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP line 190 within the dark html table.

It work really good, there is a few tweaks to try and get it working beautifully.

Hera are my settings for TaskBar Activate
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