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Windows 7: Completely disabling the Windows 7 taskbar?

24 Aug 2009   #1
Rmarchiselli

Windows 7
 
 
Completely disabling the Windows 7 taskbar?

Hello.

I recently decided to acquire a "mac" look/feeling to my Windows 7 computer. I downloaded Rocketdock, along with a similiar program called RK Launcher. These programs are just docks that are meant to replace the taskbar on Windows XP and Vista.


My problem is, I have no options to completely hide the toolbar in Windows 7. I tried auto-hiding it, then locking it, but when I hover it pops up.


Basically I'd like the remove the whole thing, not permanently, but so I can use this dock program. However, if there is a better program out there, please recommend it, or anything else you think might be useful in my goal.



Thanks,
Robert


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24 Aug 2009   #2
Antman

 

ObjectDock Plus includes the option to completely hide the Windows taskbar. Option may or may not be available in free ObjectDock.
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24 Aug 2009   #3
Rmarchiselli

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you very much. I will look into this.


Anyone else know of any other options available?
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24 Aug 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can always position your task bar to the side of the screen and set it to autohide .... not a perfect solution, but it works...
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24 Aug 2009   #5
Rmarchiselli

Windows 7
 
 

But wont it pop up if I move my mouse to the right or left?
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24 Aug 2009   #6
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rmarchiselli View Post
But wont it pop up if I move my mouse to the right or left?
It will...
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04 Sep 2009   #7
Icarus3000

Windows 7
 
 

What about taskbar eliminator:

Aviassin: Taskbar Eliminator
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04 Sep 2009   #8
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Icarus3000 View Post
What about taskbar eliminator:

Aviassin: Taskbar Eliminator
not that i use any taskbar substitutes but GOOD FIND!! am +repping u
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04 Sep 2009   #9
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I usually put the task bar at the top and have it auto hide. At first it can be a pain till you get used to it, eventually you'll stop popping it up whenever you go to end a program.
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06 Sep 2009   #10
tripdoc79

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600
 
 

does the drag feature work in Win7? i know in previous versions you can resize the taskbar by pulling it up to make it 2 or more rows wide and you could also pull it down to make it disapear.. just wondering if u can do that in 7.. id try it but im at work.. lol
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