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Windows 7: ShyBar - an automatic Windows 7 taskbar hider

30 Jun 2014   #31
VoraciousGhost

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi jykelly,

Spent a good 20 minutes trying to find the Private Message button, and it turns out I don't have permission to PM. I assume it's a minimum post count thing?

This copy of 8.1 is just sitting around, and I don't see myself using it anytime soon, so hopefully someone gets something out of it.


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30 Jun 2014   #32
Cris1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks!
Works fine !
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28 Jul 2014   #33
MMFG

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How's it going buddy?
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07 Aug 2014   #34
jykelly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Going as well as can be expected, I guess... thanks for asking.
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07 Aug 2014   #35
MMFG

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No problem. You still working on this by chance? I don't want to bother you if you're not.
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08 Aug 2014   #36
jykelly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

For the benefit of everyone who visits this page:

1) Have I abandoned this project?
  • No.

2) Am I actively developing ShyBar?
  • For personal reasons, no, but I am investigating if Windows 8 compatibility can be added to ShyBar upon request of VoraciousGhost.
3) Is version 2.02 the final version?
  • No. On my computer I am using 2.03 (only difference is ShyBar is removed from the ALT-Tab List) and I have 3.0experimental (Windows 8 version) that I work on from time to time. I haven't released 2.03 because hiding from the Tab list occasionally makes some virus scanners flag the program as malware.
4) Am I accepting feature requests?
  • I consider ShyBar to be feature complete right now unless you can provide a really compelling argument as to why a new feature would be useful and should be added. An exception is if you have donated to the project (see points 2 and 3) in which case I will try to add the feature you requested.
5) What about bug reports?
  • I do still investigate any bug reports I receive.
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08 Aug 2014   #37
MMFG

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's great news. Hiding from the Alt+Tab list would be a nice addition, and also hiding it from the "applications" tab in the task manager would also be cool, but it's not really that big of a deal to me. I'll take 2.03's features and be completely happy. Looking forward to the release soon.

And I'd like to say thank you for developing this program and continuing support for it.

P.S. Editing your first post to include your last reply would make it much more helpful
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20 Aug 2014   #38
guygizmo

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just wanted to drop in here and say, thank for you making ShyBar! I've been busy setting up a gaming + media HTPC, and somehow the Windows task bar would keep managing to make itself visible, even when it's set to auto-hide, even when an app is running full screen and always-on-top, even when it's just that one line of pixels. Your app fixed that all instantly. I really appreciate it when a piece of software does exactly what it's supposed to do and fixes an annoying problem I'm having. I'm not usually one to donate, but I felt this was worth some dollars. So much so that I even went and made a second donation because my first one didn't feel big enough.

Also, I installed in Windows 8.1, and everything seems to work great.
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21 Aug 2014   #39
jykelly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guygizmo View Post
I just wanted to drop in here and say, thank for you making ShyBar! (...) Also, I installed in Windows 8.1, and everything seems to work great.

guygizmo,

Thanks for the kind words and the donation/s. I really appreciate it. As far as running in Windows 8.1, it has been my experience that if Windows Explorer (actually, the shell) crashes and restarts itself it will take down ShyBar and the taskbar may not become visible even if you then restart ShyBar. You can still access the Start Menu via the keyboard but it will take a reboot of the computer to get the taskbar back. I am working on it but I don't have a solution just yet.
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21 Aug 2014   #40
guygizmo

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jykelly View Post
Thanks for the kind words and the donation/s. I really appreciate it. As far as running in Windows 8.1, it has been my experience that if Windows Explorer (actually, the shell) crashes and restarts itself it will take down ShyBar and the taskbar may not become visible even if you then restart ShyBar. You can still access the Start Menu via the keyboard but it will take a reboot of the computer to get the taskbar back. I am working on it but I don't have a solution just yet.
Well fortunately for me the task bar becoming permanently hidden wouldn't be a big deal, because 99% of the time on my HTPC I don't need to access it and don't want it there. But if you release a version with better Windows 8 compatibility I'll definitely make use of it.
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