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Windows 7: bug: windows maximize behind taskbar

20 Aug 2009   #1
cmarrs

windows 7
 
 
bug: windows maximize behind taskbar

my windows ( all of them ) are maximizing and going behind the taskbar. view attached image. task bar is set to be locked.. etc etc. i just cant figure it out. this just randomly started happening.




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21 Aug 2009   #2
cmarrs

windows 7
 
 

i have even tried restarting with no change
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21 Aug 2009   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmarrs View Post
i have even tried restarting with no change
That is weird..."Taskbar Always on Top" has been removed from Windows 7 yet yours still does it...
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21 Aug 2009   #4
saiarcot895

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmarrs View Post
my windows ( all of them ) are maximizing and going behind the taskbar. view attached image. task bar is set to be locked.. etc etc. i just cant figure it out. this just randomly started happening.
If you look on the bottom-right of the image, you see a few dots. Go over to that area, and the cursor turns into diagonal arrows. Hold and drag to resize the window. Now, you should be able to see the bottom edge of the window. Go to the edge and drag the window down all the way. You should see some sort of shadow behind the window. Release it, and you should be able to see the top row of buttons. Now you can double-click twice, and it should maximize properly.

Edit: You said all of your windows, so I don't know whether it is a window maximizing problem or Windows problem.
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21 Aug 2009   #5
cmarrs

windows 7
 
 

ALL of my windows are doing this. and i meant to say "Lock the taskbar" is checked.

Yes this even happens with mozilla thunderbird... photoshop.. all of my programs.

i'm not quite sure on your directions or what you're having me do. but here is a another screenshot (without the dots)... i imagine that last one i took the screen was not "maximized"... but just taking up full resolution.

these windows go behind the taskbar even when i tell windows to "cascade windows"

this is really bugging me! anyone have any ideas?


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21 Aug 2009   #6
Antman

 

That is exactly what it would look like if your taskbar was set to autohide. I will assume that your taskbar is NOT set to autohide, so let's try this.

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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21 Aug 2009   #7
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

yes this has been a bug for some time now....
the only thing you can do is resize the taskbar and that should reset the window to stay above the taskbar....

you are going to have to do this everytime this happens (this made me stop putting the taskbar there....)
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21 Aug 2009   #8
Antman

 

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..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.
Or, you could follow DarkAssain's TRIM'd advice. ;-)
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21 Aug 2009   #9
cmarrs

windows 7
 
 

thanks antman. fixed for now. ill repost if theres any more problems
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21 Aug 2009   #10
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Or, you could follow DarkAssain's TRIM'd advice. ;-)
your advise is much better....
will be marked as solved if it does not happen again
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