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Taskbar Shows on Start Screen After Windows Updates

  1. #11


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Not so in my case.
    I have Auto-hide Taskbar unchecked.... and it has always been unchecked.
    I found that if I move the taskbar to the top or left it's fine.
    When I have the taskbar on the left or bottom it shows up in the start screen

    I did check Auto-hide Taskbar just to see.
    But every time I place the pointer at the bottom of the start screen the taskbar reappears.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's how it's suppose to work with auto-hide turned on and off.

    Since the August 12th 2014 Windows Updates in Windows 8.1, the taskbar will always show on the Start, apps, and PC settings screens if you do not have the taskbar set to auto-hide and you open the Start screen by pressing the Start button on the taskbar while on your desktop. If you multiple screens, then you can click on another screen to hide the taskbar.

    If you do not have the taskbar set to auto-hide or you open the Start screen by pressing the Windows key, you will not see the taskbar on the Start, apps, and PC settings screens unless you open the taskbar.

    How to Open the Taskbar in Windows 8.1
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Aug 2014 at 20:24. Reason: updated
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Naw, this ain't right!
    Taskbar covers Music App controls and the only way I can make it go away is to click on my other monitor.

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  4. #14


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Even with Auto--hide the taskbar checked, what happens is when I click the down arrow in the start screen to go to all apps, I'm unable to use my mouse to scroll right to see the next page of apps.
    When ever I put the pointer at the bottom to scroll the darn Taskbar appears making it impossible to scroll.

    If this is the way it's supposed to be someone made a mistake.
    Unless I'm missing something.
    Also, the taskbar is there when I open an app. When I open the Store the taskbar is there!

    Also, why doesn't the Taskbar show in the start screen when I set the taskbar on the right or the top of the desktop.
    If this was their intentrions in the update, then the geniuses missed something.
    This only happens when I set the taskbar on the bottom or right side of the desktop.


    So my next question is:
    How does one scroll right in the all apps screen???
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  5. #15


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I did 31 updates including the optional one that adds new features. I'm not seeing this issue. If I use the Start Button to launch the Start Screen the taskbar hides as soon as I move my cursor off of the Start Button. Its hidden on the All Apps screen as well. I don't have auto hide checked? No taskbar on Metro Apps either, not unless I mouse down to the bottom of the screen. I run 3 monitors on this PC if that matters. If anybody has a setting they would like me to look at let me know.
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  6. #16


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by JamesJ View Post
    Even with Auto--hide the taskbar checked, what happens is when I click the down arrow in the start screen to go to all apps, I'm unable to use my mouse to scroll right to see the next page of apps.
    When ever I put the pointer at the bottom to scroll the darn Taskbar appears making it impossible to scroll.

    If this is the way it's supposed to be someone made a mistake.
    Unless I'm missing something.
    Also, the taskbar is there when I open an app. When I open the Store the taskbar is there!

    Also, why doesn't the Taskbar show in the start screen when I set the taskbar on the right or the top of the desktop.
    If this was their intentrions in the update, then the geniuses missed something.
    This only happens when I set the taskbar on the bottom or right side of the desktop.


    So my next question is:
    How does one scroll right in the all apps screen???
    If I move my Taskbar to the right side on my screen, it auto hides on the Start Screen the same way it does if its at the bottom. I run triple monitors so that makes it tricky to access when I do want it but it will appear if I get my cursor in the right position.

    I just roll my scroll wheel on my trackball, on the Start Screen or All Apps screen it automatically scrolls right and left not up and down.
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  7. #17


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    That's how it's suppose to work with auto-hide turned on and off.

    Since the August 12th 2014 Windows Updates in Windows 8.1, the taskbar will always show on the Start, apps, and PC settings screens if you do not have the taskbar set to auto-hide and you open the Start screen by pressing the Start button on the taskbar while on your desktop. If you multiple screens, then you can click on another screen to hide the taskbar.

    If you do not have the taskbar set to auto-hide or you open the Start screen by pressing the Windows key, you will not see the taskbar on the Start, apps, and PC settings screens unless you open the taskbar.

    How to Open the Taskbar in Windows 8.1
    On my desktop PC, with all the updates applied, checking or unchecking the auto hide the taskbar has no effect on how it operates in Metro Apps and the Start Screen. The only thing it does is auto hide it when I'm on my Desktop screen. I have my taskbar set to show on all three monitors, and auto hide is unchecked. If I open Metro App on a screen the taskbar hides on that screen. It will pop up again if I mouse down to the bottom of that screen. If I launch the Start Screen from the taskbar it will stay visible until I mouse away from the Start Button. Moussing back down brings it up again. Same thing with All Apps, it only shows if I mouse down to the bottom of the screen. If I use the Windows Logo Key to launch the Start Screen it opens with the taskbar hidden. I have to mouse down to get it to pop up. 8.1 Pro update 64 bit with Media Center and Nvidia graphics, if that matters. No third party "start menu" program installed.

    EDIT: I just fired up my laptop which has all the same updates applied and its working as I posted above. Just the one monitor though and AMD graphics. I have show Metro Apps on the taskbar checked on both PC's.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    The problem is, again, when in the all apps screen and "mouse" to the bottom the taskbar appears and blocks the scroll bar, preventing scrolling.
    It really doesn't matter to me whether this is by design or not
    It's not good.
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  9. #19


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by JamesJ View Post
    The problem is, again, when in the all apps screen and "mouse" to the bottom the taskbar appears and blocks the scroll bar, preventing scrolling.
    It really doesn't matter to me whether this is by design or not
    It's not good.
    If it won't auto hide you'll have to use the mouse scroll wheel until you figure it out. For me I have to mouse to the very bottom of the screen (pretty well off screen) for the taskbar to pop up. If the task bar is popping up when you mouse down to scroll, don't go down so far or maybe so fast. Stop short of the very bottom of the screen. just trying to help by the way.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I've restored the original image and installed all updates.

    Odd, it doesn't seem to be doing it now.

    I double checked and checked for updates and there were none, except an optional one.
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