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Windows 7: Why can't I view the taskbar when I have windows maximised?

05 Apr 2012   #1
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Why can't I view the taskbar when I have windows maximised?

I have the taskbar on auto hide.

Also, if I have the window near the bottom of the screen and I activate the taskbar it goes partially behind the window! #firstworldpains

Bit annoying that, is there something wrong with my settings?


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05 Apr 2012   #2
SundRance

Windows 7 Pro 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What if you turn Auto-hide off? I Lock my taskbar and Use small icons. When I maximize a window my taskbar is still visable ...
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05 Apr 2012   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Turn off auto hide, there is no reason to use it. If you want a full page view just hit F11.
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05 Apr 2012   #4
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Yes I quite like that setting, might give that a trial. Still would like to know if there is something I have set incorrectly that is causing the aforementioned glitch though. Thanks for the suggestion.
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05 Apr 2012   #5
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by STU9000 View Post
Yes I quite like that setting, might give that a trial. Still would like to know if there is something I have set incorrectly that is causing the aforementioned glitch though. Thanks for the suggestion.
Could it have to do with your screen resolution you have, sometime's if it's an odd res, might cause problem.
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05 Apr 2012   #6
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Also is the taskbar set to alway's be on top, that could also cause the problem.
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05 Apr 2012   #7
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

It's a 1600x900 screen so I have it set to that, not sure how that could be the problem. Also don't know what you mean about taskbar on top, I had it set to the bottom of the screen, I guess that's not what you meant though. Can't see any options in the options for setting to be on top ie. in front of windows that are open.
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05 Apr 2012   #8
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry i thought there was a setting to always keep it on top, the other question are we talking laptop or desktop because 1600x900 is not a res i'm familiar with. I always use the hide taskbar on my desktop and never have that problem, but i don't use the option to go full screen, i just drag the corner to full screen.
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05 Apr 2012   #9
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Laptop- Sony Vaio. 1600x900 is the recommended setting, which makes a lot of sense seeing as that is the resolution of the screen
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05 Apr 2012   #10
SundRance

Windows 7 Pro 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Earlier version of Windows DID include a setting, Always on top, meaning in front of other windows. On top of whatever was on the screen, not the top of display.

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