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Windows 7: The program that controls the auto hide?

12 Mar 2012   #1
Asiyreh

Win 7 Ult. 32bit
 
 
The program that controls the auto hide?

I like to black out my desktop completely at night listen to some relaxation music. I switch my desktop to solid black and auto hide the task bar.

Of course every-time I want to auto hide the taskbar, I need to go in and change the personalisation properties

Ok so my question is this...

When I check that little box, to auto hide the taskbar, which program, or applet, or whatever is being fired/activated?

Is it possible I could create a shortcut to it?


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12 Mar 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You could try what I do. Hit the power button on the monitor.
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13 Mar 2012   #3
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

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13 Mar 2012   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You could try what I do. Hit the power button on the monitor.
this seems the simplest and best option.
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13 Mar 2012   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

sounds to me like a need for a hide/unhide taskbar link in the desktop context menu.

bet brink could do it and a tutorial too
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14 Mar 2012   #6
Asiyreh

Win 7 Ult. 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies guys and apologies for my slow reply. Life has been eventful lately...

Lol can't switch off the monitor. It's my laptop and it's attached to my Tv through one of those V.. cables (look like the old serial cables) and and audio cable for the sound.

Actually there's an idea might just pull the graphics cable to the laptop... hmmm

Oh sorry slightly distracted there... hehe
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15 Mar 2012   #7
BenSow

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I know you didn't ask about icons but do check out fences by stardock. It hides desktop icons with a simple double click and it is very useful for me since I don't like my desktop too cluttered..
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17 Mar 2012   #8
Asiyreh

Win 7 Ult. 32bit
 
 

I seem to have some weird form of Pc O.C.D. I couldn't bear the thought of icons on my desktop. I only ever use the quick launch.
Even the thought of knowing the icons/files were there, hiding in the back round would make my skin itch.

Tried pulling t he cable. Comes up with a stupid message that doesn't disappear saying there is no signal from the Pc.
Ah well guess I just have to stop being lazy and just go ticking the boxes and all that stupid stuff.

Thanks for the help guys...
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17 Mar 2012   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Asiyreh View Post
I like to black out my desktop completely at night listen to some relaxation music. I switch my desktop to solid black and auto hide the task bar.
You could try setting the screensaver to "Blank" and the time to 1 minute (or whatever you prefer). That might be easier.


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Of course every-time I want to auto hide the taskbar, I need to go in and change the personalisation properties
You don't need to go to personalization. You can right click on a blank area in the taskbar and click properties.
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17 Mar 2012   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Asiyreh View Post
I like to black out my desktop completely at night listen to some relaxation music. I switch my desktop to solid black and auto hide the task bar.
You could try setting the screensaver to "Blank" and the time to 1 minute (or whatever you prefer). That might be easier.
Agreed.
You could also use the "Preview" option to start the screensaver.
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