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Windows 7: Rehide an autohide taskbar after an app pops it up

21 Jun 2014   #1
Adrian S

Windows 7
 
 
Rehide an autohide taskbar after an app pops it up

My taskbar is set to autohide. Instant messenger apps typically unhide the taskbar and flash their own icon orange. I can write a small program to stop the flashing, but does anyone know how to either

1. Prevent apps from unhiding the taskbar or
2. Rehide the taskbar programatically

I am already aware of this registry setting, but it does not help! It does not prevent the taskbar from unhiding. I am also aware that some apps have a setting to stop notifications - the one I am using does not.

Thanks

A.


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22 Jun 2014   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Adrian S. How about a Autohotkey script to toggle the taskbar? If the taskbar unhides, use the key combo of your choice to hide it again.

How to toggle the auto-hide status of the Windows taskbar - Super User

A Guy
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23 Jun 2014   #3
Adrian S

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, but toggling the autohide property of the taskbar is not the same as rehiding a popped-up autohide taskbar. The taskbar is still autohide, but it is not hidden because an application has popped it up.
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23 Jun 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Find a replacement app that doesn't do it?
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23 Jun 2014   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You could still use a script to hide it again, even if that particular one doesn't do it. A Guy
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