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Windows 7: Auto hide Taskbar not working

06 Jul 2011   #21
stam

WIN7
 
 
Succeeded to repair

i used Microsoft's idea of
Change how icons appear in the notification area
and removed a few of the icons and now it works for me!

the way to remove - read in:
wwwww.windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-how-icons-appear-in-the-notification-area


Stam


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15 Jul 2011   #22
wornout

win 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

I'm running win 7 64 bit having the same problem.

From what i gather the taskbar won't autohide when there is a running program that needs attention. Some programs have settings you can change that will keep notifications from causing the taskbar to do this. Others, not so much. Unfortunately, i see no obvious indicator on the stuck taskbar telling me which program is offending.

In one case it turned out to be an outlook meeting reminder that was hidden behind several windows. Not sure why it didn't pop on top of all my windows in the first place (I missed the meeting). Perhaps I opened up a window on top of the reminder a fraction of a second after it appeared.

I have the task bar on the top edge of my screen (I work on macs too so I'm used to it being up there) It would be nice if the offending program icon blinked or had an exclamation point superimposed on it instead of covering the title bar of whatever program I happen to be working in.

Oh well. The Apple OS wasn't my idea and neither was Windows 7 ... wait, the Microsoft commercials tell me it was. Please accept my apologies everyone for making an autohide feature that doesn't always autohide. I dropped the ball on that one. If it's any consolation, Microsoft never paid me.
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18 Aug 2015   #23
markgunma

Windows 8.1 32bit
 
 
Taskbar not going into hiding when it's supposed to!

Someone mentioned that one of the programs that are currently being used might be preventing the taskbar from going into the hiding mode. I had exactly the same problem. It was with Skype being active. Once I closed it, the taskbar resumed its function.
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18 Aug 2015   #24
markgunma

Windows 8.1 32bit
 
 

Someone mentioned that one of the programs that are currently being used might be preventing the taskbar from going into the hiding mode. I had exactly the same problem. It was with Skype being active. Once I closed it, the taskbar resumed its function.
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