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Want to keep the taskbar hidden

  1. #11

    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,179
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Del123 View Post
    Hello, can anyone please tell me if and how I can keep the taskbar locked out of sight, i.e. so that it doesn't pop up when I'm at the bottom of the screen. (I'd like this to be reversible.) I use 8.1, with both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, if this is relevant.
    Thanks in advance.
    You could put the taskbar somewhere else( left right top ), then make the Icons smaller by checking "use small taskbar buttons", and then auto hide. Not the fix your looking for a good trade.

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  2. #12

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    'Taskbar Activate':

    Enhance Windows Taskbar Auto-Hide Functionality Using Taskbar Activate - AskVG

    (Basically you would raise the activation time in milliseconds so high as to virtually disable the Taskbar)

    Read all information, use with caution and always create a Restore Point before trying out unfamiliar software!

    Edit: big drawback is: it leaves a blank space, your window doesn't go 'full screen'.
    I use Taskbar Activate & it allows full screen.

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version

    If it sticks I just press the Windows key to pop up the Taskbar.
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