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Windows 7: how do you unhide taskbar with only windows icon key?

30 Apr 2010   #1

win7 64
 
 
how do you unhide taskbar with only windows icon key?

looking for a way to unhide the taskbar with only the windows key. often while working on a program the taskbar pops up when my mouse gets too close to the edge. I like it hidden. Ive tired extendedUIhovertime and hovertime mouse registry changes but then dont work. I tried thrid party apps but they took up cpu and were termpermental. i dont like docking programs so please dont suggest those.

The goal here is to un-hide the taskbar with just the windows key and not mouseover

my ideas is

Im using a laptop so it doesnt have monitor dispaly position functions
a have a NVIDIA video card
the ideas was to move my display one pixel down that way the mouse could not reach it

anyone know a app that can do this or have any other ideas?

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30 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I might be able to make one, if that's alright. Most of the apps I make are pretty small... you might be able to use them. But you'd have to settle for something other than just the Win key, as it would get disabled for opening the start menu and instead for the taskbar. Would you be okay with Win key + Spacebar?
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30 Apr 2010   #3

win7 64
 
 

can you make the windows key open the startmenu and taskbar? otherwise windows key + space sounds fine. if you can do that it would be awesome
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30 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Well, seeing as the language takes the windows keys as LWin and RWin (Left and Right) would you be alright if I used RWin to do the taskbar? (Not entirely sure what relation to RWin it has, but I'll find out when I try, so it may not work)
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30 Apr 2010   #5
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

If you already have a way to inject code in the Explorer process, maybe there is an easy solution. Simply subclass the taskbar and filter out any mouse messages if the taskbar is minimized. Or instead subclassing, install a message hook for the UI thread.
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01 May 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
If you already have a way to inject code in the Explorer process, maybe there is an easy solution. Simply subclass the taskbar and filter out any mouse messages if the taskbar is minimized. Or instead subclassing, install a message hook for the UI thread.
Not using C, can't do that.
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01 May 2010   #7

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Here's the program. The size is 223 kilobytes, takes up about 2000 kilobytes to run, so not much.
It does not hide the start button, but that shouldn't be a problem.

If you decide to use this without autohide, it will show the desktop below the area where the taskbar was. If you do use autohide, you'll get the full screen, but you won't see the taskbar if you mouse down there until you hit the hotkey.
Hope that's not a problem.


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01 May 2010   #8

win7 64
 
 

very nice. what did you use to make it?
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01 May 2010   #9

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Used AutoHotKey.
Move the app (or make a shortcut and move that) to the Startup folder. Open the Start menu, go to All Programs, go down to Startup, and move it there.
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02 May 2010   #10

win7 64
 
 

is there a way to not have the help at startup? and the program doesnt seem to function when your other program "system transparency is running also"
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