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Windows 7: ShyBar - an automatic Windows 7 taskbar hider

06 Apr 2014   #21
jykelly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

ShyBar updated to version 1.47. Improved memory usage by a tiny bit. Oh, and added a Bitcoin button in case you want to donate that way. Download link in first post.


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20 Apr 2014   #22
jykelly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

UPDATE: Beta of ShyBar version 2.0 is finished. This fixes the anchoring problem of the system tray among other performance fixes. Testers needed because the timings are based only on my computer. I need to know if it translates well to other people's computers. PM me with your system specs (CPU, ram, version of Windows / whether it's 32bit or 64bit) if you'd like to help me test.
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23 Apr 2014   #23
alabrand

Windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

First off, thanks a ton for this. It's the only software that does as advertised: Fully hide the taskbar and allow other programs to make use of the entire screen. It's fantastic and I love it.

Here are some ideas from me:

1. Make it not visible in the Windows Task Manager (Applications). That's very picky of me but I'd rather not see it there if possible, either by hiding it in one way or simply not having it be there in the first place.

2. Improve performance as much as possible. Right now it sits at a steady 8-9K memory usage but I haven't tried any video games yet to see if there's a noticeable impact in FPS.
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24 Apr 2014   #24
jykelly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for the compliment and the suggestions. Unfortunately, as I have a family member who just had emergency liver surgery, I won't be able to devote any time to ShyBar. I need to work on jobs that actually get me paid and this just isn't it.
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28 Apr 2014   #25
IAmJack

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jykelly View Post
Thank you for the compliment and the suggestions. Unfortunately, as I have a family member who just had emergency liver surgery, I won't be able to devote any time to ShyBar. I need to work on jobs that actually get me paid and this just isn't it.
That sucks dude!!
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17 May 2014   #26
alabrand

Windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

Does this not work with Windows 7 Classic theme or something? No matter which version I try, new or old, it won't work. The application starts but every option is greyed out. I have all the dependencies installed.
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19 May 2014   #27
jykelly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alabrand View Post
The application starts but every option is greyed out. I have all the dependencies installed.
It will only activate if you have the taskbar set to auto-hide.
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01 Jun 2014   #28
jykelly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

ShyBar updated to version 2.02. Fixed an issue where the context menu "Disable" option failed to work because I forgot to unhook it from the globalhook. I considered this bug important enough to fix as soon as I had some free time as it could be quite confusing for the user. Also, the "Enable" and "Disable" options in the context menu have been renamed to "Enable ShyBar" and "Disable ShyBar" for clarity.

Download link in first post.

N.B. My sister will be undergoing her third liver operation tomorrow. Please pray for her safe and speedy recovery.
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24 Jun 2014   #29
VoraciousGhost

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I tried this out on 8.1, but the process appears to just run for a few seconds and then die, without ever giving me a UI or error. If you'd like a copy of Win8.1, I have an extra key from my University. I know it wouldn't be a guaranteed fix, and I'm certainly not expecting you to rush on it, but just let me know and I'll PM you. I'm a bit obsessive over small details like this, so I'd love to see it working on Win8!

I'm sorry to hear your sister is having liver trouble, here's hoping the operation went well!
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27 Jun 2014   #30
jykelly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The operation went as well as could be expected, VoraciousGhost, thanks for asking. My sister (and the whole family) is taking it day by day now.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VoraciousGhost View Post
I tried this out on 8.1, but the process appears to just run for a few seconds and then die, without ever giving me a UI or error. (...) I'd love to see it working on Win8!

I'm sorry to hear your sister is having liver trouble, here's hoping the operation went well!
I am currently working two jobs (to help with the medical bills) but I am personally interested in seeing if my program will work on 8.1. So yes, with the understanding that the wait may be a long time, please PM me.
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