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Windows 7: Windows Start Button Hover Issue

19 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
Windows Start Button Hover Issue

I'm getting some very strange hover behaviour with the windows start button. When I'm in some programs (Google Chrome, Firefox) if I hover over the start button and then move my mouse off again, it remains highlighted. If I alt tab to a different program the issue stays until I Ctrl+Right Click on the task bar at which point it works as expected. As soon as I make Chrome (for example) my active window again, the same thing happens.

As I said it only happens with specific applications (So far the only ones I've found are chrome and firefox). Internet explorer doesn't have this effect so it isn't browser-wide.

It's a weird issue and hard to explain properly so I'll put a link to a video.

I'm currently using 7+ taskbar tweaker along with Windows 7 Start Orb Changer, but exiting both of those doesn't actually get rid of the problem.

Thanks in advance, Nick

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19 May 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Disable both of them then reboot and see what happens.
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19 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64

Looks like it's 7+ taskbar tweaker that's causing the issue. I messed around with the settings a little while and seems to be a problem with the "disable topmost" setting. I guess I'll just submit a bug report to them. Thanks for the help, can't believe I didn't think to try that myself....
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20 May 2015   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

Glad you found it.
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