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Windows 7: Taskbar - unwanted shadow

18 May 2009   #1
henryg

Win7 & XP
 
 
Taskbar - unwanted shadow

The taskbar has a shadow which, as I have it at the top, obscures maximised window controls. On a 32bit installation it cured itself which I put down to an auto update, but nothing will shift it on my 64 bit one.

If I change the position and move it back, sometimes the shadow goes but
it always seems to come back.


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18 May 2009   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Henry and welcome to Se7en Forums

Do you have the following highlighted option enabled?
Taskbar - unwanted shadow-capture.png


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18 May 2009   #3
woodyard

Windows 7 7600
 
 

I think he means the same as I tried to describe in my post here: My look on Build 7100
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18 May 2009   #4
henryg

Win7 & XP
 
 

Yes, same problem. I did a search before posting, but yours didn't come up.
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18 May 2009   #5
woodyard

Windows 7 7600
 
 

I think the glitch occurs when you use small icons on the taskbar. Try using the normal sized icons and see if the shadow goes away.

I am unsure if this is a bug in the operating system or the graphics driver.
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18 May 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Henry, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may just be a graphic glitch with the video drivers that updating or wiggling the window a bit may sort out, but you might also see if unchecking the Visual Effects option highlighted below may help with it.

Taskbar - unwanted shadow-effects.jpg

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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18 May 2009   #7
henryg

Win7 & XP
 
 

I have tried both with small and large icons, and I don't have Window Shadows enabled.

I agree, its a driver issue, but on my laptop it resolved itself; probably with a Windows Update which installed new video drivers.

Thanks for trying to help.
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18 May 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Henry,

I'm happy to hear that it seems to have sorted itself out. My guess would be the updated driver as well. :)
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