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Taskbar always on top

  1. #1


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    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit

    Taskbar always on top


    Hello guys,

    I have just lept from xp pro to windows 8 pro cutting out vista and 7, so I have a bit of learning to do.

    First little niggle, when using Google chrome, it is on top of the taskbar.

    In xp there was a "taskbar always on top" box in properties which fixed it.

    I can't find it in 8.

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  2. #2


    I have both Google Chrome and Foxfire as well as Internet Explorer 10.


    Windows 8 is already complicated enough. It's set up to run in Internet Explorer 10. If you continue to use Google Chrome not only will you flounder for weeks but you will become miserable to boot.

    You didn't say what you are running Win 8 on. It is set up to run on desktops and laptops with conventional screens/monitors as well as touch features. On laptops both touch screen and touch pad. Further it's also now on notebooks, pads and smart phones.

    If you run Internet Explorer 10, when you open your start screen there are two ways to open your home page. From the desk top icon, big blue E and/or from the task bar which is below. From the desk top it opens without tool or task bars. That's a space saver for touch screens, particularly the smaller notebooks and pads. From the task bar it opens the tool bars on top.

    The four corners are "hot". When you place your mouse arrow in a corner something happens. Lots of things. In your start screen just start typing. A search feature will open that is loaded with things. In the lower left corner in "start", right clicking it opens a list of 16 items. Right clicking the task bar opens more too.

    You can have several tool bars across the top including Google which I do have there.

    Windows 8 is so loaded with features that it takes a lot of time to learn them. One such is an elaborate series of keystrokes that do all sorts of feats.
    Last edited by Brink; 31 Jan 2013 at 12:49. Reason: removed forum rule violation
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  3. #3


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    So first thing, I shall abandon chrome.

    This cures the taskbar niggle.

    I have a file "windows.old" left over from my previous installation. There is nothing in it I want.

    When I try to delete it, it first tells me I need admin permission, and when I take care of that, it then tells me I need system permission.

    Forgot to say, it is in a desktop pc, pretty old one actually.
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Hello Dellboy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below may be able to help take care of your Windows.old folder.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Dellboy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below may be able to help take care of your Windows.old folder.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
    Thanks Brink, first one worked a treat. Reclaimed almost 40 gb
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    Posts : 20,456
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    You're most welcome. That's a nice amount to get back.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Dellboy7 View Post

    First little niggle, when using Google chrome, it is on top of the taskbar.

    In xp there was a "taskbar always on top" box in properties which fixed it.

    I can't find it in 8.
    I found the solution to this today.

    I had been using the windows 8 version of chrome.

    Using the normal version started from the desktop taskbar is on top.

    So just in case there is anyone else as dim as me.
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    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Ah, ok. This may also be helpful for that.

    Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode
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  9. #9


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ah, ok. This may also be helpful for that.

    Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode
    I saw that earlier, but didn't think of it as a toggle.
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