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Windows 7: Desktop dropdown/hidden menu help

07 Jan 2010   #1
AussieDingo

W7
 
 
Desktop dropdown/hidden menu help

Hello, I don't know the proper name for the menu, I think it may be called the rocketdock. It's the one that you can hide to the side or the top of the screen and only appears when you move the mouse to the side or top.

Anyway, I've been using that menu since I installed windows 7, and today I must have hit a key or clicked something that I didn't realise and it completely dissapeared. I have spent at least an hour googling and going through the comps settings to try and restore it. But I can't find any answers in any search I do. How do I get the menu back? It's such a handy feature.


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07 Jan 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Try control r

If not type taskkill -f -im rocketdock.exe
then open rocket dock back up
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07 Jan 2010   #3
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AussieDingo View Post
Hello, I don't know the proper name for the menu, I think it may be called the rocketdock. It's the one that you can hide to the side or the top of the screen and only appears when you move the mouse to the side or top.

Anyway, I've been using that menu since I installed windows 7, and today I must have hit a key or clicked something that I didn't realise and it completely dissapeared. I have spent at least an hour googling and going through the comps settings to try and restore it. But I can't find any answers in any search I do. How do I get the menu back? It's such a handy feature.

Are you talking about your taskbar?
Press CTRL+ESC. Taskbar magically reappears
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07 Jan 2010   #4
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No he is referring to rocket dockm it is a third party taskbar. if worse comes to worse, you could probably do system restore to as close as possible to your current time, but far back enough that you could get your dock back.
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07 Jan 2010   #5
AussieDingo

W7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Try control r

If not type taskkill -f -im rocketdock.exe
then open rocket dock back up
Hitting ctrl r worked thankfully, and I have it back! I don't know what I hit in the first place to make is dissapear, perhaps exactly that, but I'm glad it's back. Thanks everyone
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07 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You know you can drag the taskbar to where ever sides you want to right?

Does thet program allow u to position anywhere not just on the edges?
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