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Windows 7: Task Bar Auto Hide not working

20 Dec 2009   #1
Duncan

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Task Bar Auto Hide not working

Hi,

I'm running 7 x64 and I like the idea of having the task bar disappearing when I don't want it.

I went into the options and checked Auto Hide.

It was working fine but then sometimes it gets stuck and doesn't disappear like it should.

What is likely to be the cause of this? I seem to remember I tried this feature on XP some years ago and it didn't work properly then either. It's such a simple piece of functionality so why doesn't it work?


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20 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
Hi,

I'm running 7 x64 and I like the idea of having the task bar disappearing when I don't want it.

I went into the options and checked Auto Hide.

It was working fine but then sometimes it gets stuck and doesn't disappear like it should.

What is likely to be the cause of this? I seem to remember I tried this feature on XP some years ago and it didn't work properly then either. It's such a simple piece of functionality so why doesn't it work?
There will be a technical answer to fix the problem, and someone will come by and share it with you and you can use that method. I prefer the easy way. If it were me, the first thing I would try is system restore, thats what its for and it got me out of a jam.
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20 Dec 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
Hi,

I'm running 7 x64 and I like the idea of having the task bar disappearing when I don't want it.

I went into the options and checked Auto Hide.

It was working fine but then sometimes it gets stuck and doesn't disappear like it should.

What is likely to be the cause of this? I seem to remember I tried this feature on XP some years ago and it didn't work properly then either. It's such a simple piece of functionality so why doesn't it work?

There is a known conflict between auto hide and wake from sllep. MS is aware and has not addressed it. I have had to stop using it. Too bad I like it


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21 Dec 2009   #4
Duncan

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
Hi,

I'm running 7 x64 and I like the idea of having the task bar disappearing when I don't want it.

I went into the options and checked Auto Hide.

It was working fine but then sometimes it gets stuck and doesn't disappear like it should.

What is likely to be the cause of this? I seem to remember I tried this feature on XP some years ago and it didn't work properly then either. It's such a simple piece of functionality so why doesn't it work?

There is a known conflict between auto hide and wake from sllep. MS is aware and has not addressed it. I have had to stop using it. Too bad I like it


Ken J+
What a bummer.

Thanks ZigZag
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