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Windows 7: Show Desktop Question??????

24 Sep 2009   #11
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Did you try moving the taskbar to another location on the desktop while you calibrate?
I thought of that too Airbot ... worth a try

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24 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

yes, I suggested both things in my first post, never got a response to them, so don't know if it would work or not.
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25 Sep 2009   #13


Come on guys! If I move the Taskbar it will still be in a corner.
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25 Sep 2009   #14

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Hi, can you post a picture /screenshot, of what is happening please, use the snipping tool and upload it, thanks.
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25 Sep 2009   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughbook View Post
Come on guys! If I move the Taskbar it will still be in a corner.
Come on Toughbook! If your issue is not to be able to click / tap the lower right corner of your desktop, simply move your Taskbar up or left and voila! The lower right corner is free to click or tap.

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25 Sep 2009   #16

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Hi Kari, Et al

The problem here is that to calibrate the screen you have to click on all four corners in order so wherever the taskbar is it will interfere with at least two corners that you need access to.

There was on earlier windows versions option to not have the taskbar "always on top" If this is duplicable in windows 7 this would be solve this issue

Unfortunately I can find no information on this option or any other similar registry entry

The on top nature of the taskbar can be overridden as running Opera for example in full screen mode allows you to click on any corner to the very edge - maybe a way of making the calibration screen full screen in the same way is the way to go?
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25 Sep 2009   #17


WAG - While the calibration app is in focus, press F11 to go full screen?
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25 Sep 2009   #18

Windows 7 build 7100 x86

i dont have it, but does anyone have the hide taskbar registry key that those dock people use? that might be useful for this situation.
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25 Sep 2009   #19

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Following on from my earlier post, and Antman's F11 suggestion, with regards to On top windows.

I think the F11 is application dependent but I did find this which may allow the calibration window to be set "On Top", and thus usable for configuration.

How To Make A Window Stay Always On Top in Windows 7 | Windows 7 hacker

No guarantee that it will work but maybe worth installing and giving a try and then removing after things are set up :)
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