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Windows 7: How to: Auto hide taskbar + Always Stay on top ?


20 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to: Auto hide taskbar + Always Stay on top ?

I was just wondering if there is anyway that I could set my windows 7 task bar to auto hide all the time, plus always stay on top. It already auto hides fine but sometimes I open a maximized window and it covers the small task bar thing at the bottom when it auto hides. So when I need open the task bar by hovering over it, I can't and have to minimize the window I had open, and that gets very annoying.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.


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20 Sep 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Alinayg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might give this a try to see if it may work for you to do both.

Taskbar Always On Top - Disable or Enable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I read a bit earlier and the way I made it seem was that It replaced the auto hide part with stay on top part. But I will try it and let you know.
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20 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, It does exactly what I thought, it does NOT let task bar stay on top AND disables auto hide. its the complete opposite of what I want :P
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20 Sep 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Use WIN + T to give focus to the Taskbar at any time.
Use WIN + D to give focus to the Desktop at any time.
Use WIN + Spacebar to show desktop until you release the WIN key.

WIN is the key with wavy microsoft flag on top.
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20 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Guess I could learn to use those hot keys, but it feels unnatural to me since I'm sure to just mousing over to the small area at the bottom of my screen to make the task bar pop up, and it just gets annoying when I can't do that. Just seems like there would be a simple solution to this around, always on top but I guess not.
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20 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alinayg View Post
Guess I could learn to use those hot keys, but it feels unnatural to me since I'm sure to just mousing over to the small area at the bottom of my screen to make the task bar pop up, and it just gets annoying when I can't do that. Just seems like there would be a simple solution to this around, always on top but I guess not.
You can set the work area to whatever you want. Unfortunately, Windows ignores it when AutoHide is enabled.

I use RocketDock so I set the work area to leave enough gap that maximized windows don't cover it. I hate the pull the mouse off the screen to make it pop over business. I'd rather have smaller maximized windows that don't cover stuff I don't want covered.

You can try Adjust Work Area
instead of AutoHide. It's free so if you don't like it just delete it.
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03 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 enterprise 64
 
 
I also would like this functionality

I would also like the taskbar to remain always on top when using autohide. It is very annoying to have to move a window out of the way in order to be able to pull up the hidden taskbar. The usefulness of autohide is eliminated if you have to move things out of the way to get it back. I'm also not interested in using a hotkey to pull up my taskbar.
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