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Windows 7: Keep Taskbar Always on top

01 Feb 2009   #11

Windows 7

Yeah, I've tested a lot of different win+insertbuttonhere commands and I wonder if I accidentally have set programs to on top. It's not just firefox, it's everything. No matter where I move the taskbar, and no matter the program, it covers it up instead moving right up to the edge like it would do for me in Vista. I'm not sure what is going on.

...and as a follow-up, if I have multiple instance of mozilla open and I try to do the preview by mouse-over, the preview images pop-up behind mozilla (which I found out thanks to the transparency). Also, I have tried using this - but I realized that I didn't use merge, instead I double clicked on it.

sorry, if this is spamming, but I'm kinda just walking through the steps of figuring this out. So, I ended up using that registry entry with merge, and it works, but now when I have firefox not maximized I end up having a bunch of solid blue lines replace the transparency of the taskbar. Not sure what is up with that, so I think I'll be using the registry entry to remove the first one.


Okay, so I ended up deleting the entire registry entry to let it reset it to it's default value. Now things don't cover the taskbar...but I still end up getting periodic transparency issues.

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01 Feb 2009   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Wonderflex, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may be a issue with your graphic drivers. You might see if installing the latest Vista graphic card drivers may help as a test.

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16 Jun 2009   #13

Windows XP (DT) / Windows 7 (LT)

Going to piggy-back off this and hope it doesn't get me in trouble. The reason why I'm piggy-backing off of it is that my issue is very, very similar to what the original poster is going through:

I'm a fan of the auto-hide feature; I like keeping my taskbar out of sight until I need it. Now, back in XP, I could use that, but could set up the "Always on Top" feature so I just had to push my mouse cursor to the very top of the screen and then all of a sudden my taskbar would drop down - and push the program window down. Of course, this wouldn't happen in full-on games, but apps like Firefox, Chrome, and the such. Now, in Windows 7, I'm not seeing this option. Is there anything like it, or was it a feature that was taken out in the changes?
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16 Jun 2009   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Nealith, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The taskbar "Always on Top" feature has been removed/disabled in Windows 7.

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10 Sep 2009   #15

Windows 7 Home Basic N x86

I found a lame workaround to disable taskbar always on top.

First set taskbar to autohide. Start Task Manager, kill explorer.exe, taskbar will then disappear and no longer occupy space.
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03 Dec 2009   #16

Windows xp and 7 dual boot
Taskbar always on top workaround

I have a workaround for having the taskbar not always on top.
I use a program called Object Dock plus.
I create my own taskbar, Quicklaunch (with tabs) and systray.
Then I check "Hide the windows taskbar"
You can find it here --> Stardock ObjectDock
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22 Dec 2009   #17

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64

I have the same issue like "wonderflex". Interesting about this is, it wasn't like that from the beginning! Just since some weeks I think. Might be after a Microsoft Windows Update? (Got 7 Pro x64 from MSDNAA)

It bugs me that esp. Media Players (AIMP2, KMPlayer, all the same issues) are hidden, but also sometimes Evernote and other programs. I also have to use F11 then, as I'm not able to drag the window or access the top bar anymore...anyone else experiencing this? (Auto-Hide off, Toolbar locked and "on top" (not bottom))

PS: Using the most current NVIDIA driver package for Win7x64.
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22 Dec 2009   #18

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

My taskbar always stays on top, except when I select for Opera to go full screen, and I have "hide taskbar" always disabled. Of course, this is true even in XP, but I wish it were otherwise.
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