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Taskbar blocks messages and options

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8

    Taskbar blocks messages and options


    Recently my taskbar has begun to obscure messages that appear and I can't click on the message now.

    For example sometimes when I go to a website I would get a warning message saying this website wants to ....
    Allow once or Allow Never. I'm pretty sure these used to appear above the taskbar now they are underneath it and I can't access the message to click on Once or Never.

    Also I have a desktop programme that has certain options at the very bottom of the screen and now the taskbar won't let me access this either. I can see through the taskbar but can't action anything.

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  2. #2


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


    Auto-hide the taskbar.

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  3. #3


    You can also set larger font for message boxes, thru Personalization / Display. Same was happening to me, even with auto-hide taskbar.
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  4. #4


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


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    You can also set larger font for message boxes, thru Personalization / Display. Same was happening to me, even with auto-hide taskbar.
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  5. #5


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Are you sure that your browser is maximized, and not just in a scalable type format. Check to make sure that there are two boxes sitting on top of another, up by the X at the top of the browser window. Or right click on the browser in the task, and choose "Maximize".

    It does help to also know what screen resolution you are using, and what type of monitor. If you are using say a Projector or large Flat screen, it can cause this kind of behavior.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8


    Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

    My browser is IE 10 and is Maximised.

    Setting larger text didn't seem to make any difference to messages under the taskbar but did mess up some text in my desktop programme, so I had to revert to the previous setting.

    As far as auto hide goes, I guess that means I will have to auto hide and then search around the bottom of the screen to bring it back every time this happens?

    My problem is on my laptop which is a 17.3" screen and is set to 1928 X 1080 resolution.

    This only started happening about a week or so ago, prior to that it worked fine.
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  7. #7


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


    Do you have a restore point older than when the problem arose ?
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  8. #8


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Incorrect resolution. Uninstall the display driver, reboot and then windows should load the default display driver for the chipset.
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