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Windows 7: Preventing stuff going behind taskbar?

31 Jan 2010   #1
Eclipse

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Preventing stuff going behind taskbar?

Hi all,
I'm finding the taskbar is not automatically going away when I want it to. I'm studying online and have to use Firefox a LOT and don't want the taskbar preventing me getting to my other stuff.

So if I lock it to the left, is there a way to tell the desktop that I don't want ANYTHING going behind it on the left? I either want the taskbar to go right away unless I really want it, or to be there so permanently that it is almost as if the rest of the monitor believes that is unusable real estate and nothing goes 'behind' it. Any ideas?


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31 Jan 2010   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eclipse View Post
Hi all,
I'm finding the taskbar is not automatically going away when I want it to. I'm studying online and have to use Firefox a LOT and don't want the taskbar preventing me getting to my other stuff.

So if I lock it to the left, is there a way to tell the desktop that I don't want ANYTHING going behind it on the left? I either want the taskbar to go right away unless I really want it, or to be there so permanently that it is almost as if the rest of the monitor believes that is unusable real estate and nothing goes 'behind' it. Any ideas?
Have you tried the auto hide feature?
Right click your taskbar>properties>tick the box for auto hide.
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31 Jan 2010   #3
Eclipse

Windows7
 
 

yep, but it doesn't work.

Just BTW, what happens when someone locks the taskbar AND has auto-hide on at the same time? Am I misunderstanding what these 2 do?
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31 Jan 2010   #4
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eclipse View Post
yep, but it doesn't work.

Just BTW, what happens when someone locks the taskbar AND has auto-hide on at the same time? Am I misunderstanding what these 2 do?
The lock gets first rights.
In properties you have to uncheck Lock and check AutoHide
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31 Jan 2010   #5
Eclipse

Windows7
 
 

Will the taskbar stay up until all notifications are dealt with, or will it still autohide even if I have a few notifications still do deal with?
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31 Jan 2010   #6
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eclipse View Post
Will the taskbar stay up until all notifications are dealt with, or will it still autohide even if I have a few notifications still do deal with?
Im afraid i dont know,i always have it showing.
Guess the only way is to try it or see if somone else knows
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31 Jan 2010   #7
Eclipse

Windows7
 
 

well, mine's always showing so why not yours?
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