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Windows 7: Completely hide taskbar?

13 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
Completely hide taskbar?


I was wondering... Is it possible to completely hide the task bar? So it is never visible at all (unless you hit the Start button to open the start menu, for example)?

This is for HTPC use. I'm using an application called MediaPortal which runs in fullscreen and hides the task bar, so it's fine while MediaPortal is running. But whenever I launch external applications or start/shut down the computer, the taskbar is visible for a few seconds and I'd like to avoid that (geeky I know :P)...

So... is it possible?

Thanks in advance!

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13 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

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13 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1

.......or you can auto-hide it: Right click on taskbar and choose properties and auto-hide under taskbar tab.
Taskbar appears when you mouse-over it.
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14 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Thanks, this seems to work.

Even though I have one weird problem... I added it to system startup and it only works if I add a ~10 second delay to it
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