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Windows 7: fixing location of taskbar

23 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7
fixing location of taskbar

Hi folks,

I have a Fujitsu convertable tablet running Windows 7. You'll note that these new tablets in landscape orientation have screens which are wide but not tall. I always want the taskbar located taking up space at one end of the long dimension because that's where I've got extra space for it. For instance, in landscape mode, I like the taskbar along the right side where it is out of the way and gives me what limited screen height there is for use exclusively with my applications. When I'm in portrait mode, I want the taskbar along the top, again because now the screen is tall and narrow so I want the taskbar taking up a stripe along the top because I've got lots of height but not much width. Problem is that Windows wants to move the taskbar when I change orientation, even thought I want it to stay in the same place. I want it as a stripe at the long end of the screen regardless of whether in portrait or landscape.

How can I set this up?

-- Josh

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23 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Have you tried unlocking the taskbar then moving it where you want and then locking it ?

Taskbar - Lock or Unlock
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23 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

It must be an option or something for that device, sounds like it`s doin the right think to me.

Have you tried Vista`s suggestion ?
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24 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7
tried that...

Hi folks,

Yes, I've tried unlocking the taskbar, moving it, and locking it. But there are two problems why this does not work.

First, I am trying to fix the taskbar location to a position that is always the same location on the hardware. That is, I always want it taking up a thin stripe along the far end of the long dimension. In landscape position, this is the right side of the screen. But in portrait position, it's now the top of the screen. Windows defines location relative to the workspace of the screen rather than the hardware. I think I'll need screenshots to help explain this. I'll post some later.

Second, no matter how I set and lock the screen position, and no matter how I "pause" the screen autorotate function, if the tablet sleeps/wakes, it rotates the screen and moves the taskbar, which really drives me nuts.

-- Josh
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24 Jun 2013   #5

7 x64

Your explanation is fine. You can't get that with windows as the taskbar is a fixed entity. Unlike on a Android device with some screens.
So the taskbar is always fixed to one side no matter the orientation of the device.
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