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Windows 7: Unable to hide the taskbar

04 May 2015   #1

Windows 7
Unable to hide the taskbar

I'm attempting to hide a taskbar on a kiosk.

There are several issues and possible solutions I have attempted, with no luck. So, I would like to address here to see maybe if I'm missing a step or another option.

First off, I'm unable to install any 3rd party software/freeware (option is not available)

1. Went to Control Panel - Taskbar and Start Menu Properties - the only tab available to me is the "Start Menu tab". No way to Auto hide...
2. Found this site - Auto Hide Taskbar in Windows 8 / 7 which led me to the registry editor, (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2)but after troubleshooting and understanding the key value under settings (once I went to a working taskbar to test), I still am unable to remove or hide the taskbar. No change

I changed my direction to see if I could find a way to enable the right click on the task bar -
1. Attempted to see if I could right click the taskbar and I was unsuccessful. I did go to and it leads me back to the Taskbar and Start menu, but The Advance Tab is missing, so I'm unable to complete.
2. Found a website that seemed very promising so I followed the instructions and naturally my kiosk is stubborn and I was unsuccessful. I did notice though that when I performed a reboot that my changes reverted.

Any ideas will be appreciated! Thanks

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04 May 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Tell us more about the machine,
Is this a company issued or your personal purchased machine ?
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05 May 2015   #3

Windows 7

Good Morning,
It is a work Kiosk hence why I'm unable to add any 3rd party solutions.
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05 May 2015   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yep I'm pretty sure you'll need to ask the companies IT support personnel
We can't say how to hack a company system,
I wouldn't know anyway :)
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 Unable to hide the taskbar

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