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Windows 7: Taskbar not hiding when some programs are in full screen mode

30 Oct 2016   #1
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Taskbar not hiding when some programs are in full screen mode

When i switch in full screen mode programs like Firefox, for example, the taskbar is hiding, but when i switch in full screen mode programs like MS Word or Open Office the taskbar is not hiding. Any idea why this is happening?


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01 Nov 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Peter mate read this I don't know if you have tried this method and it is an old fix
Force Programs to Run Full-Screen | PCWorld
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01 Nov 2016   #3
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Hello Peter mate read this I don't know if you have tried this method and it is an old fix
Force Programs to Run Full-Screen | PCWorld
This guide is about how to start a program in maximized mode, not about full screen mode. And i don't think the problem is with the programs because if i start ms word in full screen, for example, the programs goes in full screen but somehow goes under the taskbar or more correctly the taskbar refuse to hide.
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01 Nov 2016   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Peter, is there anything in this website that might help you.

Fixing When the Windows Taskbar Refuses to Auto-Hide Correctly
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02 Nov 2016   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Peter I thought that was what you wanted Rangers suggestion is much better
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02 Nov 2016   #6
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Peter, is there anything in this website that might help you.

Fixing When the Windows Taskbar Refuses to Auto-Hide Correctly
This is about when taskbar is set to auto hide and mine is not set to auto hide. And i don't think the notifications are the problem becasue with some programs in full screen mode, like firefox, it is hiding completely but with ms word it stay visible.
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02 Nov 2016   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peter7277 View Post
When i switch in full screen mode programs like Firefox, for example, the taskbar is hiding, but when i switch in full screen mode programs like MS Word or Open Office the taskbar is not hiding. Any idea why this is happening?
I am a bit confused here, so could you please explain exactly what you want the Task Bar to do.

In your later Posts you say the Task Bar is not hiding in MS Word, then you say the Task bar is not set to Auto Hide.

If it's not set to Auto Hide it will not auto hide. If you want the Task Bar visible all the time, right click on the Task Bar & select Lock the Task Bar. That will make the Task Bar available all the time.
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02 Nov 2016   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes me too now Peter if it is set to auto hide then it should do it with everything, and I am wondering if it is some setting in FF ??

Just out of curiosity why do you want it hidden with everything because personally I like it there to access other taskbar icons - and you can always set the icons to minimum - would that not be so bad??.
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03 Nov 2016   #9
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post

In your later Posts you say the Task Bar is not hiding in MS Word, then you say the Task bar is not set to Auto Hide.

If it's not set to Auto Hide it will not auto hide.
My understanding is that the taskbar should hide even if it is not set to auto hide. At least, that is happening with Firefox when i press F11, and the taskbar is not set to auto hide; it works also for Internet Explorer. But for MS Word if i press ALT+V then U, which is the shortcut for full screen, the taskbar stays visible.
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03 Nov 2016   #10
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Just out of curiosity why do you want it hidden with everything because personally I like it there to access other taskbar icons - and you can always set the icons to minimum - would that not be so bad??.
I like some program in full screen, like ms word, so i don't get distracted when writing.
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