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Windows 7: Taskbar - always on top.

09 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Taskbar - always on top.

I wonder, is there a way in Win7 to stop the taskbar being always on top? I remember in all other Win versions, there was an option, but now I cannot find it.

When I fullscreen an ebook for example, unless I have the taskbar on auto-hide, the fullscreen will not actually be fullscreen, it will only fill the screen minus the taskbar, which is still there. Or when I move a window below the taskbar, it is always behind it. I don't like that.

I used to use auto-hide all the time, but I like the Win7 taskbar, finally one I don't mind on all the time, but I certainly don't want it as "always on top", argh.

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09 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

As far as I know the only option is always on top or auto hide.
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10 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Well isn't that just peachy. I would think that as Windows gets better and better with every generation, it would allow more and more customization. Argh.
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11 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 - 32 bit
Always on top of windows

I agree. I wish there were a way to make the task bar auto-hide and NOT be on top of other windows. I keep the task bar hidden on the right and whenever I use the scroll bar, if I go a little to far, the task bar keeps popping up.
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24 Nov 2009   #5

Windows xp and 7 dual boot
Taskbar - always on top.

I hope there is a fix for this. It is very annoying. I disabled the always on top feature in xp but there's no why to do this in win7. I hate the hide feature because..
1. I can't see it if i don't have a window open. (to see my clock, quick-launch, ect.)
2. I keep my taskbar on top of my screen and it keeps popping up when I close or minimize a window.
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10 Jan 2010   #6


I have several ASUS EEE PC and I really need this feature ON, since it allows me to use the netbook screen more efficiently /it has a really small display/. M$ will push be to turn back to WinXP. I wonder if there's a registry record or something else that could enable the program windows to show over the taskbar?
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10 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7

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11 Jan 2010   #8


I have searched and seems that no solutions is available till the moment. The old registry settings do not work definitely.
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11 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Someone has to contact the MS team directly and let them know to create a fix downloadable via windows update. How hard could it be, even vista had this feature and 7 is pretty much the same. Come on now.
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11 Jan 2010   #10

windows 8.1 Pro x64

a few features were removed that Microsoft deemed niche, apparently not many people used this feature so it was removed, to me that was a very weak reason. I agree with you guys it should be readded.
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