Quote: Originally Posted by alinayg
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.