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Windows 7: Add a delay time to Taskbar autohide?

06 Mar 2015   #1
Diana Doors

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Add a delay time to Taskbar autohide?

I like using autohide for the Taskbar, but it can sometimes be annoying when using a full-screen program in that when you approach the bottom of the screen the Taskbar pops up over the program you're using. What I'd like is a registry entry where I can either add a delay time so that the Taskbar only appears after hovering the mouse over it for 5 seconds or so, or to make it so that the Taskbar doesn't appear at all unless I use the "WIN + t" key combination. I can find all sorts of tweaks and 3rd party programs that add all sorts of functionality to the Taskbar, but none that do this.


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06 Mar 2015   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Is this website & program useful for you. I have not tried it but it seems to fit what you are asking.

The Taskbar Activate page
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07 Mar 2015   #3
Diana Doors

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, but that program is for XP and was last updated in 1999.
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07 Mar 2015   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Sorry about that, I did not see that part.

Have a look at this Seven Forums tutorial, it might be what you are looking for.

Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview - Change Delay Time
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07 Mar 2015   #5
Diana Doors

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, that's not it, either. What that does is change the amount of time it takes for a preview to come up when you're hovering over an icon. Thanks again, though.
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07 Mar 2015   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

OK. According to this MS website the website that I pointed you to in Post #2, which is for XP etc, works in Windows 7.

Add delay to auto-hide taskbar - Microsoft Community

This is the website that they are referring to.

The Taskbar Activate page

Download & install it & see if it works, if not you can probably just uninstall it.
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08 Mar 2015   #7
Diana Doors

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You're right, that does work. Thank you very much.
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08 Mar 2015   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Thanks for getting. Glad to hear it works.
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