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Windows 7: Taskbar Always On Top - Disable or Enable


12 Jan 2010   #19
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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04 Feb 2010   #20
scottvf

Windows xp and 7 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelC View Post
This debate has been had over and over again, and I won't bother continuing it further.

If your Windows system is unstable it's your fault. Tweaker has worked around a shortcoming that I suspect will be fixed in a future patch or service pack.

-Noel
You Must have stock in Microsoft or an employee.
I build and fix computer systems and many are unstable with new install of windows 7. Very stable with XP


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05 Feb 2010   #21
NoelC

Windows 7 x64
 
 

A. I do not work for Microsoft.
B. I am a career software engineer who is adept at what I do.
C. I invested in a software fund after I saw Windows 7. So far I've made a good bit of money.
D. Rather than whine I have figured out how to use Windows 7 to best suit my needs.

Windows 7 is inherently the most stable release yet, and this is based on my personal experience using it all day every day since the betas.

If you are having problems with Windows 7 you have caused them by installing incompatible software, or by installing it on faulty or second rate hardware, or by upgrading rather than performing a fresh install (resulting in incompatible or old software trying to run with Windows 7).

Describe your problems, maybe we can help you fix them.

And lastly, Bill Gates is a better man than you and 57 of your closest relatives put together. Look up the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation some time.

-Noel
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05 Feb 2010   #22
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scottvf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelC View Post
Stop dissing Windows.

Windows 7 is far superior to OSX. We've been fighting OSX to try to get a new printer working for days.

On the other hand, my Windows 7 x64 workstation is rock solid stable. This level of stability has never been achieved in the first months of OS release for prior versions of Windows.

No disrespect to Tweaker, but if Microsoft fixes Explorer to properly manage its own Windows I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief. For now, Tweaker's workarounds are the next best thing to sliced bread!

-Noel

Let's see where will I start.
1. Windows 7 Freezes and I have to reboot at least every other day.
2. About every 4th to 20th download I get it saying I don't have permission to do that. then when I try it again it says do I want to overwrite the file. (what windows does is write a dummy file with 0 bites.)
3. Windows doesn't remember each folders size, so I have to use a program called "ShellFolderFixSetup.exe" to fix it.
4. After Highlighting and deleting a folder it remains there till I reboot then it's gone.

I would continue but my fingers are getting tired.

My windows xp was more reliable then windows 7.

The only advantage windows 7 has over xp that I found, is it remembers my shared hard drives after I remove then and put them back in again. I Have about 20 1.5TB hard drives that I swap using kingwin mobile racks. In windows xp if I boot up and then put in my Movie 01 drive and turn it on it won't show it shared anymore. So every time I put in a drive I have to set it to share all the time. ( I stream to my tv in another room using popcorn hour) In windows 7 I don't have to do that. It will remember, so all I have to do is put drive in and turn it on.

And by the way if it wasn't for apple, there wouldn't be windows, because Gates wouldn't be able to get the idea himself.
Zune idea from apple
Microsoft word from Wordperfect
and so on, and so on...

and here's a article about it also Good Riddance to Bill Gates! - Steal, Embrace, Extend, and Extinguish - Opinions by ExtremeTech


And I can't stand that if you buy a computer (I build mine myself for this reason) it has to have microsoft garbage on it pre-installed. (have to pay for it, even if you don't want it.)
I am sorry you feel that way.

Gates did not "steal" MS-DOS from Apple. If it were not for Microsoft and MS DOS and IBM, we would not have the widespread computer use we enjoy today. I neither on stock in nor work for MS and I don't approve of some of thier past business tactics. But I do credit them with giving all of us affordable personable computing.
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06 Feb 2010   #23
scottvf

Windows xp and 7 dual boot
 
 

First of all, did you forget what you said in your last post??? Here I'll quote you.
"This debate has been had over and over again, and I won't bother continuing it further."

Your a liar since you are continuing it further.

Second, By your account of Bill Gates, if Hitler gave money to charity you would think he's a great guy also.

Just because someone gives money to a charity to make himself look good in the public eye (that's called politics, by the way) doesn't make him a better person.

And didn't you pay attention to my last post. I build and fix computers. I have thousands of people that have problems with windows 7 that they didn't have with XP.
I should thanks windows 7 since it's given me more business since it came out.
Windows XP was the most stable os from microsoft.

And for my computer, I use dual boot, XP and windows 7
Same computer, same software installed on both and windows XP runs just fine. Windows 7 .... NOT
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19 Feb 2010   #24
ASR

XP
 
 

Getting back to the original issue:

From explorer, selecting the downloaded file works well. If I move the file to the start menu, or the quick launch bar, or even the startup file, I get an error message that explorer can't be launched and has to restart.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
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19 Feb 2010   #25
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

So you can run DisableTaskbarOnTop manually, and it works correctly without errors, but if you put it in Startup your explorer essentially crashes (every time)?

Don't know off bat what could cause that aside from what's mentioned in the readme. Do you have any "strict" anti-virus software running?

For reference, are you on a 32-bit or 64-bit win version?
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22 Feb 2010   #26
ASR

XP
 
 

I am running the 32bit version. This is very strange behavior. I have the file copied to my desktop and that works. If I copy or create a shorcut to the startup file or the quick launch bar, I get a "Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working" message and then "Windows Explorer Is Restarting" message.

The antivirus program (Vibre) is not interferring with the program.

Thanks.
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22 Feb 2010   #27
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

I'm baffled. In the startup fodler one could imagine maybe something strange happens as explorer is in its startup phase, but in the quick launch bar you also have to start it manually.

I ran across some issue with another utility I've written, where a user had changed around start menu folders (for All Users etc) which led to the shortcut in Startup being launched twice (at the same time). But If that were the case if you put other apps in your quick launch they should also be double launched, so I guess that can't be it either. I'm afraid I don't have any other ideas at the moment, maybe something pops up later.
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23 Feb 2010   #28
dhwitten

windows 7
 
 
Same problem as ASR

Hi, Tweaker. I've been having the same issue as ASR, and I can't figure out why it should happen either. When disabletaskbarontop opens from the startup folder, Explorer crashes. But when I launch it myself from any other place, it's fine.

This just started happening a day or two ago -- until then everything was fine. Nor can I see any Windows update that would interfere with it. I had been having the KB977074 issue, until I installed your updated version, and since then (or until this new thing) it's been fine. A mystery, for sure.

Not a really big deal, since I can start the program manually, but still...

All the best, and thanks again for the great utility,
dw
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23 Feb 2010   #29
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dhwitten View Post
This just started happening a day or two ago -- until then everything was fine. Nor can I see any Windows update that would interfere with it.

That it suddenly started is still a bit suspect though, did you install any updates (even if they don't appear related) when it started happening?
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