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Windows 7: Can I switch off the taskbar?

18 Aug 2009   #1
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Can I switch off the taskbar?

I ask 'cos I just installed rocketdock which I'd prefer to use. Can I disable the taskbar and have just the 'Start' pearl showing?


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18 Aug 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
I ask 'cos I just installed rocketdock which I'd prefer to use. Can I disable the taskbar and have just the 'Start' pearl showing?

The only thing I know of is having it set to Auto hide.
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18 Aug 2009   #3
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
The only thing I know of is having it set to Auto hide.
Already doing that... just really annoying to have it pop up every time the pointer slides over it...
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18 Aug 2009   #4
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Already doing that... just really annoying to have it pop up every time the pointer slides over it...
When I use an alternate dock, I relocate the auto hide enabled taskbar to the other side.
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18 Aug 2009   #5
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

You could do that in xp by preventing explorer from loading and instead loading whatever other ui elements you wanted. That would be a good starting point to investigate if it's possible on w7.
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18 Aug 2009   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i think you can do what you want with objectdock, you can have the start orb and minimised windows on the dock itself - system tray too if you pay for the plus version.
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18 Aug 2009   #7
Antman

 

I use ObjectDock Plus - it contains a setting to hide the Windows taskbar completely. I do not use it, but it works. I do not believe the 64-bit version supports the Start button in a dock - only the 32-bit version does.

Again, my best option is to relocate the Windows taskbar to another side of the screen. Not a workaround for all, but it allows me to have access to the native Windows functionality as well as the added functions of ObjectDock.
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19 Aug 2009   #8
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Thanx for all the info, everyone.
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19 Aug 2009   #9
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Thanx for all the info, everyone.
taskbar eliminator is a good software to hide the taskbar and display only the start button.
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20 Aug 2009   #10
johngalt

 

deleted posts relating to kinto's direct download versus link as he now has a link for the program
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