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Windows 7: All maximized windows leave a visible desktop bar on top

17 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 64 bit
All maximized windows leave a invisible desktop bar on top.

I have install windows 7 pro on my brand new laptop and already having issues. when i maximize any screen: word, web browser I get this empty space at the every top. I have tried snap and it doesn't recognized that top section as part of the window. I have tried restore and dragging the window to the far top corner with no success. Someone suggested turning off snap but when I follow the directions it takes me to my mouse options and nothing to do with snap. please view the photo.

I can move my desktop items up to the corners but they eventually drop to where my windows lay.. Its like I have a hidden taskbar.

Another thing that may also be gone for the same reason is in my web browser I have not bottom bar. I usually turned this off in vista but I'm wondering it its there but I can see it. Please any suggestions would be great.

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21 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 64 bit

I have been told by Dell this is a windows 7 issue so how do i fix it?
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21 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bits

I picked this solution from another SF thread.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lincolnportbury
Hi Guys,

I have had this same problem with my XPS 8300 for the past two weeks since turning my machine on and have been able to temporary fix with solutions suggested in this forum however it would always return UNTIL I removed Dell DataSafe remote backup. Halfway through the uninstall all the maximised windows snapped back to the top and have stayed that way. I have no need for DataSafe so no loss for me. Hope this helps anyone else. thanks, lincoln

If backup is important to you, you can use the windows 'Backup and Restore' feature. Simply type 'backup' in the start menu search field.

Hope this helps.
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