Unable to hide the taskbar


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 7
       #1

    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 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/26315 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 https://thecustomizewindows.com/2011...-in-windows-7/ 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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  2. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #2

    Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
    Tell us more about the machine,
    Is this a company issued or your personal purchased machine ?
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Good Morning,
    It is a work Kiosk hence why I'm unable to add any 3rd party solutions.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #4

    Hi,
    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 :)
    Cheers.
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