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Taskbar remains on screen even in Store Apps.

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    Taskbar remains on screen even in Store Apps.


    I just noticed something. I hardly ever use Store Apps but I had cause to look at a couple just now.
    The Task Bar, which I'd noticed previously when using Store Apps would hide itself after a moment, and could be recalled with a mouse movement downwards, is now on screen permanently.

    is that normal? I like it like this! The title bar does vanish and reappear as expected.

    EDIT: I just did a little reading and see it's not just me. I also have the desktop 'drop shadow icon text' that just won't go away even after registry hacks.
    I do hope Windows 9 doesn't inherit any of this kind of thing!

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    Hello Mark,

    Since the August 12th 2014 Windows Updates, the taskbar will on some PCs 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 this doesn't apply.

    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 using step 5 below.

    Taskbar - Open in Windows 8.1

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Hi and thanks,

    that sounds like it's supposed to be doing this, whereas I read elsewhere that this is a bug ie not documented and not intended.
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    Interesting info. Thanks for bringing it up markweatherill because I've been steering clear of edges in Apps. The taskbar appearing on all screens does come in handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markweatherill View Post
    Hi and thanks,

    that sounds like it's supposed to be doing this, whereas I read elsewhere that this is a bug ie not documented and not intended.
    It is indeed a bug, but this is just what I found to workaround it for now.
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    Hmmm. I hardly ever use 'Store apps' but this morning I used one. I noticed that the taskbar is now exhibiting its old behaviour once more, and is not remaining on the Start Screen or over Store apps, whether I use keyboard or mouse.
    Roll on Windows 9 or 10 or whatever!
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Taskbar remains on screen even in Store Apps.
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