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Windows 7: Problem with auto-hide taskbar


29 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Problem with auto-hide taskbar

I use Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and have a problem with the taskbar. I changed the properties to auto-hide, but I experience problems with Google Chrome and Songbird (Maybe others too, I haven't tried yet). Normally, when I use Internet Explorer for instance, a small edge of the taskbar stays visible when it is hidden and the window is maximized. But not with Crome and Songbird, so I have to resize the window or hit the windows key to access the taskbar. I suspect it's either a bug in Windows 7 or in the other applications on how they size their window, so not ease to fix i fear . Any help on this is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance .


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29 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums

As you say this will i thing be a difficult issue to solve

I would tend to blame the particular apps involved rather than the actual OS as the OS works with the vast majority of applications.

You could try reporting the problem to Google as Chrome is in Beta and the more feedback they get on any issues the more likely they are to be addressed. With the official release of Windows 7 imminent, it's not in Google's interest to have any problems with their browser

One thing to try is to change the app icon for another one to see if the issue is caused by a non standard icon size.
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29 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
 
 

Ore try to run the App in "Vista compatible Mode" and look if it works out.
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29 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Barman58 I just installed Windows 7 and Chrome and Songbird are the first applications I installed. Good to hear that most applications don't have this problem. I already posted a message on the Chrome helpforum and there they tend to blame the OS especialy because other applications have the same problem (I red somthing about Firefox also having this issue). Well, as you say, for mayor applications this will be fixed after Windows 7 has been out there for a while with enough users. Anyone here having the same issue as me?
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29 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
 
 

I'm using FF 3.5.2 on Windows 7 32bit (have to restart to look at 64bit) but I don't have that issue in full-screen mode!
Taskbar is still slightly visible and can be accessed.
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29 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

With regards to firefox having this problem - it doesn't for me (v3.5 on Windows7 Pro RTM), and neither does the latest Chrome (2.0.172.43) here.

I've seen it with various apps since XP days. I personally think it may be related to the "on top" status rather than the hide taskbar routines.

Unfortunately some programmers don't test their apps in enough situations and this sort of thing will show itself occasionally due to the huge Windows user base
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29 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Tanks usch65, I tried the "Vista compatible Mode" but no help there .

To be a bit more precice about my problem, the edge of the taskbar is there when is start Chrome but it disapears when I minimize and maximize again.
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29 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robijn12 View Post
Tanks usch65, I tried the "Vista compatible Mode" but no help there .

To be a bit more precice about my problem, the edge of the taskbar is there when is start Chrome but it disapears when I minimize and maximize again.
Mmmm... no problem here.
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29 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

One thing to try as this is a new install, ( I apologise in advance if you've already gone down this route ), you may want to check if there are any updates available for your graphics card.

These change so often that you will regulaly find that the latest and greatest on windows update is superseded on the manufacturers site
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29 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

@Barman58, I tried with Chrome 2.0.172.43 and 3.0.195.10 and both have the problem. I can try the development channel.
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