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Windows 7: Remove Taskbar 100%

09 May 2013   #41
Phrozen

Win 7 Home SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
I can remove your taskbar 100% but you will still be able to open the Start Menu with the Windows key on your keyboard if that's any good to you.

I found the C# source code here but it came as code for a small application with two buttons (one to hide the Taskbar and Start Button and one to show them again). I've modified the code to automatically do what you want upon running it and then it exits, it uses the Windows API so there isn't any dirty hacks involved either.

To make life easier I made it into two exe's, one does the hiding and the other one shows it again.

Simply extract the exe's to your Windows folder and create a shortcut to the 'HideTaskbar.exe' in the Start Menus 'Startup' folder to make it happen upon each bootup.

Attachment 68549
(Requires Dot.Net 2.0 or higher)

EDIT: Works for Vista too btw!
Thank you Generator! It is 2013 and your application still rocks my desktop


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06 Jul 2013   #42
nereb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
I can remove your taskbar 100% but you will still be able to open the Start Menu with the Windows key on your keyboard if that's any good to you.

I found the C# source code here but it came as code for a small application with two buttons (one to hide the Taskbar and Start Button and one to show them again). I've modified the code to automatically do what you want upon running it and then it exits, it uses the Windows API so there isn't any dirty hacks involved either.

To make life easier I made it into two exe's, one does the hiding and the other one shows it again.

Simply extract the exe's to your Windows folder and create a shortcut to the 'HideTaskbar.exe' in the Start Menus 'Startup' folder to make it happen upon each bootup.

Attachment 68549
(Requires Dot.Net 2.0 or higher)

EDIT: Works for Vista too btw!

Thank you it works flawless!

However, I have a simple question for you. Is there a way to take advantage of the extra space that we gain after the removal of the taskbar?
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14 Jul 2013   #43
gosick

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Hi there, I am having the same issue as the OP, and I was just wondering, where is the Start Menu Startups folder? I can't seem to locate it to insert the .exe

Thanks!
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15 Jul 2013   #44
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gosick View Post
Hi there, I am having the same issue as the OP, and I was just wondering, where is the Start Menu Startups folder? I can't seem to locate it to insert the .exe

Thanks!
Welcome to the Seven Forums

The start up folders are at
All users
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
User
C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and

ProgramData and AppData is hidden use step 3 of this tutorial to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Jerry
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20 Jul 2013   #45
johnmalay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
You're more than welcome denxnis.
thanks for sharing good apps
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22 Jul 2013   #46
srirama7832

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks a lot Generator Your App Worked 100% for me in Windows 7 to HideTaskbar
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24 Jul 2013   #47
Xerestro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Big Thanks to Generator, your program works really well!
I do have one request though. Can someone find a way to not have it reappear all the time? It seems to happen, whenever I get a notification in the taskbar.
Thanks in advance.
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28 Aug 2013   #48
hcsolicitors

Window 7 pro 32bit
 
 

Just wanted to say thanks to Generator it's exactly what I needed
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28 Aug 2013   #49
Exyana

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
How to

Have a look at this : Show or hide the taskbar
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04 Sep 2013   #50
Neutralizer

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Cheers Generator, seems like your little app has nailed this problem for me on windows 8 x64.

I'm using Display Fusions taskbar on all screens, which relies on keeping the windows taskbar operational to function correctly. Autohide is just stupid though, and keeps popping and making a nuisance of itself.

Might I suggest you contact the developers of Display Fusion, as a few people seem to have been asking for a way to permanently hide the windows native taskbar, just like myself. Your's is the only code that seems to be working for it so far.
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