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Windows 7: Part of taskbar getting overwritten

25 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Part of taskbar getting overwritten

Hi, this is my first post here so apologies if this issue has been dealt with elsewhere.
I have a problem whereby the top edge of the taskbar gets overwritten by some applications. In the attached image this has been caused by the bookmarks pop-up in Firefox but similar things happen with other apps. It seems as if this area of the taskbar is not properly delineated so, although it is not possible to drag open windows over it, applications seem to be able to overwrite it
This is on a new-build system with Windows 7 and the various apps newly-installed and whilst not a serious issue any insights would be gratefully received.



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25 Aug 2011   #2

 
 

Hi Gwaihir, welcome to the forum.

You should be able to manually change the size of your windows so they don't overlap the Taskbar. For example, if you put your cursor in the Title Bar at the top of the screen, and move it up, it will lift the whole window up higher. (You could, of course, resize the window so that it is permanently slightly smaller.) On the Desktop, you should be able to do something similar, by placing your cursor on the lower edge of the program page (where it's overlapping the Taskbar) and when you get the vertical double-arrow just move the window up a little, until it's off the Taskbar.
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25 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I can indeed do all that, and as I explained a window so treated does not cause any problems, even if it is moved so that it's bottom edge goes behind the taskbar.

The problem is that some applications (Firefox in the example I provided) can open a pop-up window which extends below the main app window and this seems to corrupt the top edge of the taskbar. Once that's happened it persists until (1) I hover over the taskbar icons in the affected area until the pop-up information text appears, which overwrites the corruption, or (2) unlock the taskbar and briefly drag it's top edge upwards and back.
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10 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you find a solution to this problem? I have it, too, and it's extremely annoying
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10 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Try changing the resolution on your screen.
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10 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried it, didn't work. Plus, I like the resolution as it is.
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11 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi PhantomTa2,

I was using Windows Classic theme. Since switching back to Windows 7 Aero the problem has gone away. So it might be worth trying another theme.
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11 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm on classic, too. Will try that, thanks

*EDIT* It worked, thanks. But I don't really like the other themes.....guess I'll have to get used to them
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11 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Interesting - so it looks like Classic has a bug. I don't suppose there's a snowflake's chance in hell of Micro$oft doing anything about that.
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11 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I used classic on x86 with no problems. Since I switched to Windows 7 Utimate x64 SP1 I've come across a few annoying bugs. Now I'm on just x64 without SP1 and the only problem I have is the taskbar. I think it's to do with the x64 version rather than Windows 7 as a whole
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