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Windows 7: Taskbar Always On Top - Disable or Enable

12 Jan 2010   #179
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 
Taskbar Always On Top - Disable or Enable

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


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12 Sep 2012   #180
jchasko

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Any idea why it would work, then stop with "Failed to Open Explorer Process"?

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24 Jan 2013   #181
OptimusOne

Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit
 
 

woah thanks for this tutorial !
i was wondering if i can do this haha
works great on my netbook
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28 May 2013   #182
pautina1

Windows 8 Enterprice x64
 
 

How about windows 8 =(
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30 Jun 2013   #183
MC4444

Primary: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit Secondary: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Hey, Tweaker. If you need an explorer.exe file to make an update, then this one is for you. The file is also attached. It came straight from the %WINDIR% directory.


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09 Jul 2013   #184
kmumme

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
May be useful...

If you have the taskbar located on the left with auto-hide enabled, and the taskbar's width is less than 800 pixels or so (the specific width can be adjusted in the script), then this AutoHotkey script may be useful for those who like to use their keyboard more than their mouse:

Code:
^Esc::
KeyWait Escape
KeyWait Control
SendInput {Blind}{LWin}
CoordMode, Mouse, Screen
MouseGetPos, xpos, ypos
SendInput {Blind}{Esc}{Tab}{Tab}
if xpos < 800
{
  new_xpos := 800 - xpos
  MouseMove, new_xpos, 0, 0, R
}
return
Download the AutoHotkey software (AutoHotkey) to compile the script into an exe, then run the script via your user account's 'Start' folder if you need it to run automatically. Once the generated 'exe' is invoked, pressing Control-Escape will cause the taskbar and start menu to be displayed, the start menu to be dismissed (via 'Esc'), and focus changed to the first 'taskbar button', then the mouse pointer will be moved to the right (hopefully past the taskbar). Note: I have a 'custom toolbar' just below the start menu button, so 'two Tab keys' are needed to select the top-most taskbar button.

The script doesn't fix the Taskbar On Top problem, but it does allows the taskbar to 'retract' (by moving the mouse out of the way) when focus is changed to an application window.
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04 Sep 2013   #185
Neutralizer

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Any news for a Windows 8 version? (I get an ' Unknown Explorer version (6.2.9200.16628), can't apply patch' error).
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17 Sep 2013   #186
Kruskal

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seventab View Post
Here is an AutoHotKey script that does the job.
1 - Save the script as My_TaskBar.ahk
2 - Find and download AutoHotkey (freeware) from internet
3 - Compile the script with the AHK compiler
Generates My_TaskBar.exe or whatever you like to call it.
4 - AutoHotKey may be removed.
5 - Launch the exe

[snip]
I also found this AHK script a godsend. But it inactivated my #-key. I tried changing #:: to LWin:: as someone else suggested, but it didn't work. (It DID solve the #-key problem.)

Vincent

PS I've solved the problem with a little help from my friends over at AHK. I replaced the #:: with ~#:: and the script still works while I can now type a #. Don't ask my why -- AHK acts in mysterious ways.
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22 Oct 2013   #187
TomHartwald

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Edit:

Oops, just saw after posting that there are a lot more pages ...

So I found hsparks Windows 7 Taskbar Masher and made a quick try:

G R E A T !!

hsparks, you made my day (month, year, Windows 7), thanks a lot !!

Maybe Brink can add a link to that post in the original first post ?

Now I will make a Backup and try out some dozens more patches
I found in this great Forum !

Unfortunately I'm most often not happy with the default settings
of programs, Windows included ...

Regards,
Tom


------------------ OBSOLETE ------------------------------

Sadly can't apply patch (Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit):
Unknown Explorer version (6.1.7601.1.17597)


Any chanche that you update the patch again (seems to be a lifetime task...) ??

After using XP for 10 years I recently switched to Win 7 and 2 1/2 issues
are sabotaging my workflow:

First that pesky "Superbar" (super annoying bar !!): I'm using two rows of
Quick Launch Icons size 32x32, so you can image what happens if my
program windows can't overlap the taskbar ...

Second the new (File) Explorer: I usually choose "Detailed View" with grouping,
so I got a nice view with 27 groups, one for each main letter and one group
for the other characters (like _ ( ) 0...9 etc) above the 'A' group.
Why did Microsft that shrink down to just a few groups with 'Others' on bottom ?
Seems I have to buy Xplorer˛ from zabkat.com to fix that.

The half issue is the new Start Menu: under XP the Classic style was just a few
clicks away, I never used the XP style. Under Win 7 Micosoft forces the users
to the new style ...
I could get used to it, but thanks to ClassicShell I dont have to.


Regards,
Tom
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06 Nov 2013   #188
zwitterelf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does not work... I realy need it for when working with applications that hog the screen such as manga studio 5... and the taskbar is taking up space, and which to put the application fullscreen above the tastbar... I am definitely going to move to a mac in my next PC... windows 8 is worse, with many more cutbacks to functionality and personalization.
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07 Nov 2013   #189
Kruskal

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zwitterelf View Post
Does not work... I realy need it for when working with applications that hog the screen such as manga studio 5... and the taskbar is taking up space, and which to put the application fullscreen above the tastbar... I am definitely going to move to a mac in my next PC... windows 8 is worse, with many more cutbacks to functionality and personalization.
If you'd like help, you should say what you did that didn't work.

For example, did you try the AutoHotKey script which I use and describe just a few posts prior?

Vincent
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