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Windows 7: DisableTaskbarOnTop - disable taskbar always on top

20 Dec 2009   #11
Pickaxe

Windows 7
 
 

I actually took the time to register just to thank you for this. Great job.


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23 Dec 2009   #12
Pickaxe

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry to bump, but just a quick heads up: I am now using this together with this program, which toggles taskbar auto-hide. I set it up so the program is launched with a keystroke (in my case, the big useless ThinkVantage button) so I can now toggle 'fullscreen mode' at will. Really useful.

One bug report though when using the tweak in this way:
1) Use a keystroke to activate the program above and show the taskbar
2) Right click taskbar then click on another spot of the taskbar (don't select an option from the right click context menu)
3) Before doing anything else, use a keystroke to activate the program above and hide the taskbar
4) Mouse-over to the taskbar location and it will show and stay on top (same functionality as usual, except it's on top instead of on bottom), clicking outside the taskbar fixes this.
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07 Jan 2010   #13
NoelC

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks, though my preference is for auto-hide I know a lot of folks prefer to keep the Taskbar on screen.

Tweaker, you seem to be generating these "oh God thank you so much" fixes for Windows 7 at an unprecedented rate. I'm still enjoying your ShellFolderEx very much.

I do hope you're planning to publish a book (with accompanying CD of course) on making Windows 7 useful again. Something like "Enabling The Windows 7 'To Work' Option".

Keep up the good work.

-Noel
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11 Jan 2010   #14
salvinorum

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Its still ridiculous. One would think that after so many complaints from customers, and the fact this feature was available in every windows until 7, MS would just create an update fix, how hard could it be? I tried this fix and its not quite the same.
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12 Jan 2010   #15
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

There's always going to be complaints about the interface.

I only want to see Security and other Update for Windows 7. or we have the same situation as Vista, 100+ fixes clogging up your computer.
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13 Jan 2010   #16
NoelC

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Do you mean, reghakr, that adding software such as some of these nice tools Tweaker is providing causes additional processes to run, because I can't get my head around how 100+ fixes clog up anything.

I'm running a rock solid Vista system that's several years old, never crashes, has never been reinstalled, is as lean and fast as the day I finished setting it up (which happened a month after the initial install).

It's Internet Explorer that clogs up computers. Disable its predisposition to install everything from every site and your clog is gone!

-Noel
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13 Jan 2010   #17
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I'm not saying anything bad about Tweaker's programs, it's Microsoft I was referring to.

I just don't want 100+ patches (as in Vista) clogging up my system and taking up hard drive space.
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13 Jan 2010   #18
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

If, hypothetically, MS were to fix this and some other explorer stuff, I think it would be a one time service pack type of fix. I agree that it might not be the nicest thing if they fix one little thing here and there all in a bunch of different updates.

The main explorer issues some people are having are all contained within one executable and one to three dll files. So for a one shot update that fixes everything, it wouldn't have to clog up anything.
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13 Jan 2010   #19
salvinorum

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Patches hardly take up space, or resources for that matter. One of their abilities is to make a system more stable.

Anyhow, this taskbar problem is not some small tweak that some kid came up with, it was an essential part of every Windows until now.

I too used auto-hide until Windows 7, but ironically, now that I really want the taskbar in always-show mode, it's stuck in always-on-top.

That program that was mentioned does not work properly either. Instead of always-on-top, it makes the taskbar always-beneath, which is just as useless (if you drag a window over the taskbar, you can now do it, but clicking the taskbar will not bring it up again, its stuck underneath the windows indefinitely, useless).

Thanx for all the help anyway.
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13 Jan 2010   #20
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by salvinorum View Post
That program that was mentioned does not work properly either. Instead of always-on-top, it makes the taskbar always-beneath, which is just as useless (if you drag a window over the taskbar, you can now do it, but clicking the taskbar will not bring it up again, its stuck underneath the windows indefinitely, useless).
Strange, works for me. When I click the taskbar it's brought to front (above other windows). If I remember correcty it sometimes happened that it got "stuck" below when the program first started, but that only was a one time issue which was resolved by clicking back and forth on a window and then the taskbar again.
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