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Horribly annoying but minor problem.

  1. #11


    Posts : 5
    Win 8


    Have you checked your Display setting (the Catalyst settings NOT Windows Display) to be sure they are on Full Screen and NOT Aspect Ratio or possibly adjust your resolution to see what happens, but my money is on Full Screen.

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  2. #12


    How might I check that?
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  3. #13


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Ive just went through three taskbar hiders, they all have the same issue.. But oddly theyre not consistent.. On two of them they are completely gone until you open a browser or other full screen app.. then it appears like magic!
    Maybe it is a flaw in windows.. Hide means hide!!!

    If you have a desktop monitor you can stretch the vertical sync about 1 or 2 pixels and that should push the dreaded line over the edge.

    I doubt very much that you will miss 1 or 2 pixel rows not being displayed...

    In searching for a program for you, i did come across some eyecandy, thanks.. Its called Winstep Extreme.

    Now winstep does actually eliminate the taskbar, but it substitute it with its own..

    Im still tweaking it to see if I can make them all go away.. and bring them back on demand..
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  4. #14


    You're brilliant sir. You reminded me with the vsync thing, that I can simply adjust my monitor to stop displaying the top 1 pixel, thus it's fixed.

    It seems like that's really the only way to do it without downloading entire taskbar replacements, but it worked easily. Thanks again, it's very nice to not see it now!
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  5. #15


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    I remembered this from when I had a TV with weak vert sync caps, and I eventually lost the tops of the heads of the news anchors, and the scrolling marquis...

    Then i remembered messing with a CRT monitor doing the same, hopefully you can do the same with an LCD.

    I couldnt do it on my laptop monitor, wont let me tweak the Nvidia settings..

    Ding, Dong, The taskbar's dead!
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  6. #16


    Not sure if my LCD would allow it, but simply adjusting the vertical/horizontal lines fixed it. My monitor is just a stock HP lcd.
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  7. #17


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    I meant to say vertical height, but im still working on it...
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  8. #18


    Well you already solved the problem! I only had to move my monitors vertical height up by 1 pixel and it was fixed.
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  9. #19


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Can you post a screen cap of the settings page that you used?

    Im able to change the size of the vertical height in pixels, but I still see the line....
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  10. #20


    I literally did it with the monitor buttons. Just went to menu>image control>vertical height.
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