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Windows 7: Why won't the taskbar auto-hide?

19 Jan 2010   #1
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Why won't the taskbar auto-hide?

Anyone else seen this. I cannot get the task bar to auto hide. I tell it to auto-hide, but it always stays on top, which is annoying because it covers other useful stuff.. Any help appreciated..


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19 Jan 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

No problem here. I assume that by "telling" it to autohide, that you are selecting that option on the Taskbar tab of the Taskbar and Start Menu's properties. If that be the case, I don't know the solution to the problem. Has it always been that way, or did it change at some point?
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19 Jan 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Maybe you forgot "Apply".
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20 Jan 2010   #4
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Did you do this?
I don't see any other issues.


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20 Jan 2010   #5
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah.. that is the function I am selecting, as well as apply. For some reason the task bar does not auto-hide. I have tried it on my computer, as well as my father's. He is the one I am asking for, as I have no interest in auto-hiding the task bar. For him, it is really annoying..
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20 Jan 2010   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I would guess that there is some program installed on both computers that is interfering with that operation. Have no idea what, but it would probably be one loading at boot.
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20 Jan 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think seekermeister is right. For a test, disable all startups and see whether it works.
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20 Jan 2010   #8
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

k... will give that a go.. see if it works..
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20 Jan 2010   #9
derekimo

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This thread is marked solved, It might be of some help to you,
Auto hide Taskbar not working
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20 Jan 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
This thread is marked solved, It might be of some help to you,
Auto hide Taskbar not working
The solution in that thread made sense - active notifications blocking it. You probably don't want the taskbar hidden if there is e.g. a security notification awaiting your action. In fact, in such a case you want the taskbar popping up when it was hidden.
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