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Add a delay to hidden taskbar?

  1. #1


    Pittsburgh
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP

    Add a delay to hidden taskbar?


    Is there a way to add a 5 second delay to my task bar when it is hidden? I am on Windows 8, not 8.1. I keep my task bar on the right side of my screen so when I need to scroll in my browser it's constantly popping up. I've tried changing it (taskbar) to the left side and top and bottom, but I really prefer the right side. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. #2


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


    The best I can come up with is:

    The Taskbar Activate page

    You want the stand alone one:

    Click image for larger version

    {with the British flag. the other one is in French.}

    2000 ms does a good delay.

    Click image for larger version

    I tried setting it longer but it wasn't designed for 8.1 Pro.
    2 seconds works pretty good.
    I haven't tried Compatibility settings yet.
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  3. #3


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


    I tried compatibility settings & still couldn't get a longer delay than 2000 ms.{2 seconds}

    I like it though.

    It is enough of a delay to keep the Taskbar from popping up accidentally.
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