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Windows 7: Taskbar disappears whenever I maximize any program

14 Feb 2009   #1
kananga

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar disappears whenever I maximize any program

My taskbar disappears whenever I maximize any program. In other words, whenever I maximize any program, such as Outlook or Internet Explorer, for example, either the bottom of the window is covering the taskbar, or the taskbar is disappearing ... in any case, the taskbar becomes no longer visible. Any idea how to fix this?


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14 Feb 2009   #2
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Hi kananga and welcome to the forum!

Can you possible provide a screenshot of a before and after of taskbar?
Does it happen on all programs maximized?

Cheers
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14 Feb 2009   #3
kananga

Windows 7
 
 
RE: Taskbar disappears whenever I maximize any program

Yes, it does happen with all programs maximized. I've attached a "before" screenshot with IE and Outlook minimized, and an "after" screenshot with IE maximized.


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-before.png   -after.png  
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14 Feb 2009   #4
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Here are two links that should sort our your problem;

How to Show or Hide the Windows 7 Taskbar with Auto-hide

How to Enable or Disable Taskbar Always on Top in Windows 7

Please let us know if you have anymore problems
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14 Feb 2009   #5
kananga

Windows 7
 
 

I'll check these out. Thanks!

UPDATE:
Neither of these fixes solved it for me. Any other suggestions?
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14 Feb 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kananga, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like you may be in F11 full screen mode when maximized.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Feb 2009   #7
kananga

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the additional suggestion, but that doesn't solve it either. Any other ideas?
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14 Feb 2009   #8
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Curious.

Was this the case when you first installed windows 7? When did this start happening? Did you use the remove watermark patch?
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14 Feb 2009   #9
kananga

Windows 7
 
 

I think it has been this way ever since I installed Windows 7. I have not installed any watermark patch (don't even know what this patch does).
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14 Feb 2009   #10
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Well, there's actually one more thing left to try - Repair Install short of re-installing everything
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