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Windows 7: bug: windows maximize behind taskbar

01 Sep 2009   #11
JackDinn

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

yesterday noticed that mine was doing the same except my taskbar is at the bottom. so did a quick search on here and found this thread. Odd thing is that today on boot i checked it again just before posting and it was fixed !! v odd hope it dont happen again.


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01 Sep 2009   #12
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackDinn View Post
yesterday noticed that mine was doing the same except my taskbar is at the bottom. so did a quick search on here and found this thread. Odd thing is that today on boot i checked it again just before posting and it was fixed !! v odd hope it dont happen again.
You scared the bug right out of it!!!
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01 Sep 2009   #13
autarctk

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I had a similar problem that showed up a few days ago. Strangely enough, none of the solutions worked from this thread-- and some other common solutions (starting/stopping the WDM with net stop uxsms) failed as well.

I went to change the theme, and then the problem disappeared. Changing back brought the problem back. So, having the taskbar always on top somehow became a setting in that specific theme.

Lesson: If none of the other solutions work, try changing the theme.

It seems that 'taskbar always on top', though no longer an option, can still manifest itself in the desktop settings. I'm going to try to track it down in the registry.
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01 Sep 2009   #14
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Just to add, I've had this problem to.

Was rather irritating to have it behind the taskbar as if it was suppose to be that way!
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01 Sep 2009   #15
Antman

 

The OP reports that this works:

Move your taskbar to the bottom of the screen. Set taskbar to autohide. Boot.

Set taskbar to NOT autohide. Boot.

Move your taskbar back to the top.
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01 Sep 2009   #16
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
The OP reports that this works:

Move your taskbar to the bottom of the screen. Set taskbar to autohide. Boot.

Set taskbar to NOT autohide. Boot.

Move your taskbar back to the top.
Well the issue hasn't effected me since I reinstalled but if it does I'll try that.

=P
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02 Sep 2009   #17
autarctk

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
The OP reports that this works:

Move your taskbar to the bottom of the screen. Set taskbar to autohide. Boot.

Set taskbar to NOT autohide. Boot.

Move your taskbar back to the top.
This method didn't work for me-- my problem started without moving the taskbar from the bottom (maybe a different problem altogether). Like I said, it became embedded in the theme.
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02 Sep 2009   #18
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

If you can get registry mechanic, try doing a scan even though its for vista, but iit helped correct many of my bugs, on win 7.
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23 Jan 2010   #19
madmax69

Windows 7
 
 
I don't know about you guys but...

... I only get this on my primary display when I'm using an external display to extend my desktop. I use the taskbar on the right to make the most of my laptop's wide display. I get this on both my netbook and my corporate's laptop. Also, sometimes it will work just fine as it's supposed to! Yesterday night I had the problem when 1st connecting an external display to my netbook (same problem has been happening on my corporate laptop while at work); I went to bed and when I woke up today I decided to do a search and found this thread, so I registered and posted. Then I connected the display again and it's working just fine. So it appears to be random but definitely related to using the taskbar on a different place than the default bottom side...
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21 May 2010   #20
giant2k5

Windows 7
 
 

The autohide isn't a solution to why the windows go behind the taskbar upon maximization. I tried changing he theme and this wouldnt work.

This is just one of the random updates I think windows does automatically. Sorta like the clear taskbar and how windows are viewed in the highlight over the taskbar. Its just a random update and nothing you can do about it. The autohide is merely a scapegoat around the problem. But I guess you can say it rids you of the problem, since your task bar comes up only when you nee it instead of being stationary.
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