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Windows 7: Maximised windows not all the way to top of screen (annoying)

05 Sep 2011   #21

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64

I've noticed virtually every person reporting this problem is running a Dell, so including 'Dell' as a keyword in my searches I managed to find a potential solution.

Try these steps and see if it helps (source1, source2):
  1. Open the 'Services' list (Start > type 'services')
  2. Find the ‘SoftThinks Agent Service’, change the startup type to ‘Disabled’
  3. Restart your computer

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29 Sep 2011   #22

win 7 64 bit

Had the same, very annoying issue on a new dell xps 15 - uninstalling datasafe got rid of the problem - cheers guys.
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22 Oct 2011   #23

Windows 64 bit

uninstalling delll datasafe fixed my issue too!!! I am glad I back up separately because this program SUCKS!
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20 Dec 2011   #24

Windows 7 64bit

Had same problem with new Dell Inspiron. Uninstalling DataSafe fixed the problem. Thanks for the help everyone!
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06 Feb 2012   #25

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium

try killing the explorer.exe process and starting it again...
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28 Feb 2012   #26

windows 7 home premium
Thanks for the help

uninstalled DataSafe, and the problem vanished. I use WD Anywhere Backup anyway. and I thought DataSafe sucked before this problem arose...
Thanks Again,
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30 Dec 2012   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peatawn View Post
I've had the same problem with my new Dell XPS 3800 with 24 inch Dell monitor. I was on these forums trying to find a solution, but nothing mentioned worked. However, good news people... I found how to fix this. And it is really so simple.

Step 1 : Minimize your open windows.
Step 2 : Right click on the task back and verify that the "Lock the taskbar" option isn't checked. If it is, uncheck it.
Step 3 : Move the taskback to the top of the screen.
Step 4 : Maximize a window, any window. Now, the window will take all the space it has. It will not leave a space on top near the taskbar's new position, nor will it create a space at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5 : Keep the window maximized and move the traskbar back at the bottom the way you like it. You can lock it back into this position with the "Lock the taskbar" option as described in step 1.

Result : All windows will now take all the screen and leave no annoying space.

Let me know if it worked for you guys.

THANKYOU! this worked
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