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Windows 7: taskbar not on top

16 Jan 2009   #1
postwarbreakout

Windows 7 Build 7000 x64
 
 
taskbar not on top

hello,

since a restart yesterday, the taskbar always gets overlapped by maximized windows. i can't find any option like "taskbar always on top" and don't know what to do. it is soo annoying


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16 Jan 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by postwarbreakout View Post
hello,

since a restart yesterday, the taskbar always gets overlapped by maximized windows. i can't find any option like "taskbar always on top" and don't know what to do. it is soo annoying
Hi postwarbreakout,

Do you have the taskbar on auto hide? That may be why it's overlapping, then again maybe not. I would suggest locking the taskbar too if you haven't. Just right click on the task bar and go to properties and it will say "taskbar location on screen" click on the bar and pick what you want.


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16 Jan 2009   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Postwarbreakout, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would agree with Airbot. It seems like you may have Auto-hide turned on.

Taskbar Auto-hide - Turn On or Off


If you still want the taskbar at the top of the screen, then this will help show you how as well.

Taskbar - Move Location on Desktop Screen

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Jan 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, Brink has many tutorials. It would be wise to browse through them all.


Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums
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16 Jan 2009   #5
postwarbreakout

Windows 7 Build 7000 x64
 
 

thanks for the answers, but i couldn't solve the problem. the taskbar isn't on auto-hide and locked too. all programs act like the taskbar isn't there, like the toast-message in windows live messenger. normally it appears over the taskbar, but now it's total at the bottom of the screen.. i'm really becoming desperate
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16 Jan 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Postwarbreakout,

Could you post a screenshot of this to help us see exactly what you mean? It may help narrow it down quicker for you.
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16 Jan 2009   #7
postwarbreakout

Windows 7 Build 7000 x64
 
 

sure. sorry if my explanations are a bit strange, english isn't my mother-tongue

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16 Jan 2009   #8
postwarbreakout

Windows 7 Build 7000 x64
 
 

well, seems to be caused by some softeware. re-installed windows 7 as upgrade, problem still there. i have no idea which program it could be.. seems like i'm the only betatester with that problem
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16 Jan 2009   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Very strange indeed.
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16 Jan 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Postwarbreakout,

You may be in the F11 full screen mode. Try pressing F11 when the window is overlapping everything to see if that can return it to a normal maximzed window.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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