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Windows 7: Taskbar will no longer AutoHide

20 Jan 2009   #1
Burger23

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar will no longer AutoHide

I have my Taskbar set to autoHide. It has worked fine until recently. Now it will not hide- I have tried toggling the autohide feature On and OFF. I can not even drag the Taskbar out of the way. Ideas?


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20 Jan 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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20 Jan 2009   #3
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Unpin or close any application that might keep the taskbar shown, such as messages windows from live messenger
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20 Jan 2009   #4
Burger23

Windows 7
 
 

Airbot- I ran SFAC /Scannow- it reported no errors
Limneos- I unpinned all applications from Taskbar.

Did not fix issue. If I toggle AutoHide, the Taskbar will hide ONCE- then it comes back up and will not hide again. I can manually drag the Taskbar to be bigger- but I can not drag it all the way down to hide it- it will go to about 1/2", one row of icons, and that is as small as I can manually drag it.
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20 Jan 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't think you can drag your taskbar down anymore than one row of icons, at least I can't. I really don't know why it won't auto hide all the sudden. Have you done anything recently like run cleaner/registry programs? Have you tried a system restore?
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20 Jan 2009   #6
Burger23

Windows 7
 
 

I don't think I changed anything today. I image my C drive nightly (Windows Home Server). I just thought I would throw this problem out there to see if there was an easy fix. Now I will resstore an recent image and hope it does not happen again. Thanks for trying to help.
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20 Jan 2009   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, let us know if it works out. I've never heard of this, except maybe malware making it happen.
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20 Jan 2009   #8
Burger23

Windows 7
 
 

Just completed Drive C (system files only) restore- 45 minutes. It works fine now. Very odd- I did not install any software today, But I did uninstall Norton 360 anti-virus (caused issues with my Eudora email program).

We will never know, I guess. Perhaps someone will stumble across this thread some day...
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21 Jan 2009   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, Norton has been known to cause problems over the years so... a possibility.
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13 Apr 2009   #10
skizo

 

Mine is doing the same thing. If I reboot everything is fine for a bit. It might work properly for an hour or a few days. Theres no rhyme or reason to it. I can close every window and nothing is left in the taskbar, but it still happens.

If I go to the taskbar properties and turn it off and then back on it works again, but only until I make it appear. Then it stays again. :s
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