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Windows 7: Desktop still visible when using browsers

19 Sep 2010   #1

Desktop still visible when using browsers

When opening Firefox or Internet Explorer I can still see a small portion of the desktop showing right above the taskbar. I've tried dragging the screen to cover it up, but I seem to be unable to do that. Both browsers are maximized, but the small strip is still visible.

I've included a screenshot (Right above the taskbar you can see part of my desktop wallpaper showing).

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19 Sep 2010   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16

Enlarge the taskbar back to defalt, then open Firefox or whatever then close FF and set the taskbar to how you like it and then try again.
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19 Sep 2010   #3


Thank you very much, it worked.
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