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Windows 7: Taskbar doesn't hold lock

07 Nov 2010   #1

 
Taskbar doesn't hold lock

Solved: Currently on laptop; no problem here, but on my PC the Taskbar (Lock checked) doesn't hold its' locked size. I have "Autohide" enabled and I adjust the size to my liking. It stays that size for a while, but will revert to about half the width of my selection; which was slightly over an inch.

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08 Nov 2010   #2

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I experimented with my taskbar to see if I could duplicate your problem. What I found was I need to UNcheck both the "Lock the taskbar" and "Auto-hide the taskbar" commands. Then I put my cursor at the bottom of the screen until it turned into a double-headed arrow and dragged my taskbar upward. Once I had it the desired size I checked the "Lock the taskbar" command first, and then the "Auto-hide" command. By doing it in that sequence I find that the taskbar size remains constant yet will still auto-hide. Snip on left shows collapsed taskbar and snip on right shows expanded taskbar.

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08 Nov 2010   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllanP View Post
Currently on laptop; no problem here, but on my PC the Taskbar (Lock checked) doesn't hold its' locked size. I have "Autohide" enabled and I adjust the size to my liking. It stays that size for a while, but will revert to about half the width of my selection; which was slightly over an inch.
Hmmm thanks; so far holding.
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08 Nov 2010   #4

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I'll keep thinking good thoughts to the Windows gods and maybe the problem is solved. If not, please post back so we can try some more detective work.
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09 Nov 2010   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
I'll keep thinking good thoughts to the Windows gods and maybe the problem is solved. If not, please post back so we can try some more detective work.
No hiccups so I guess that did it; don't know why, but thanks.

Regards, Allan
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09 Nov 2010   #6

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Glad it got sorted out, Allan.
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