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Horribly annoying but minor problem.

  1. #1

    Horribly annoying but minor problem.


    Hey, this is my first post here. I simply could not find an answer online and figured this would probably be my best bet.


    This problem may seem absolutely tiny to most, but to someone like me, it's a constant source of unnecessary annoyance, and I would love to rid my PC of it immediately.

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    safe imgur link here for bigger picture: http://i.imgur.com/9JMVC4O.png

    Where the 3 arrows are pointing, you'll notice the slight white lines that stick down over the green. That's my apparently "hidden" taskbar that refuses to stay hidden. No matter what, there is always that super obnoxious white box there, and I cannot stand it.

    Does anybody have an idea on how I might solve this minor annoyance? I would much appreciate it.

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  2. #2


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Hi Icarus and welcome to Eightforums,

    It seems to me that you are having this issue using Google Chrome browser. To me it seems a problem with Google Chrome, not Windows 8.

    Do you have this issue using Internet Explorer 10?

    You also might want to check for new videocard updates. Otherwise you could inform Google of this problem.

    Greetz,

    Rover
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by Der Snoober View Post
    Hi Icarus and welcome to Eightforums,

    It seems to me that you are having this issue using Google Chrome browser. To me it seems a problem with Google Chrome, not Windows 8.

    Do you have this issue using Internet Explorer 10?

    You also might want to check for new videocard updates. Otherwise you could inform Google of this problem.

    Greetz,

    Rover
    It happens with any window, not just Chrome. The task bar just never fully hides itself, no matter where. I tried to download the AMD graphics driver detector app: AMD Driver Autodetect

    But it says it cannot find my OS or Graphics Card. I had another computer a few weeks back with Windows 8 and it did the same thing there as well. I'm not sure what could be causing it.


    edit: Ended up downloading the amd catalyst software and updated what I am allowed (I hate this program), and it did not fix it.
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  4. #4


    Do you have the Taskbar at the top of the screen?
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    Yes sir, the pic shows where it sticks out at the top. When I put it at the bottom it does the same clipping. It never fully hides, I can even see the green across the bottom/top.
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  6. #6


    I never used Auto-hide. Just tried it with Taskbar at the bottom and I get the same thing though it's very hard to see. Looks to be the top of running task icons.

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    I don't think you are going to find a fix for this.
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    Oh, so it's just a design "flaw" or whatever, then? Hmm, you definitely have the same problem, and that's when it's fully hidden?

    Kind of a relief to know it's not my monitor or something!
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    I tried those steps, unfortunately it still sticks out like a sore thumb. The black offsets the white and makes it worse, so I guess there isn't really anything I can do. Thank you though!

    edit: his post was deleted? I didn't double post, as I was responding to somebody.
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  9. #9


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


    Its not really a flaw, it to make sure you dont forget that its there..

    Maybe if theres a util that will make it tranparent it will blend with your background..

    If not, try these tweaks

    Right click desktop >> personalize >> color (on bottom)


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    The first is the default second is Gray Third is custom, set to black

    As you can see on the top of the screen the task bar noticability dropping..

    Hope this helps... I know that on some monitors that taskbar is pretty thick even when hidden...

    sorry for the double post, it looked too big on my screen before, so i cropped but still big..
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    That helped immensely for when I am on my desktop, unfortunately with programs open it's now worse, due to dark colours. Thank you though!
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