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Taskbar Won't Hide

It can be aggravating when the taskbar get's stuck open and won't hide. This is caused when one (or more) of the running processes is requiring some type of response; an application may need to close or one needs to be updated or a dialogue needs to be acknowledged. All you have to do is check all the processes that are listed (hidden or unhidden) in the lower right corner of the task bar (right click and select the best option). If you have a desktop email client it could be as easy as checking there is no new mail (especially in folders like "Spam" or "Important" or "Archived". You could also check the Task Monitor or the Taskbar Properties but the above solution will work 99% of the time.

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On the bottom where the task bar (i think thats what its called) the bar with start and that on it i cant see it because my screen has zoomed ina nd i cant zoom out...How do i zoom out?


hey

I just figured this out! On the bottom right hand of the screen there is a an icon (near the battery meter) that says Dell Touch Pad. Open that screen and it lets you pick the scrolling and zoom settings. You can turn the zoom function off and it won't happen anymore

also if ur taskman hide automatically then u have selected the option of hide auto hide taskbar to iunselect u have to right clcik on taskbar then select properties then unslect auto hide taskbar it will get normal

still any probs in it inform me

Jun 14, 2011 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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how do i hide my gateway taskbar? used to be hidden and now it needs to go back to bed! so annoying! please help!


Gvie you a screenshot guide manual:
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ub_clear.gif To set taskbar options, right-click the taskbar and choose Properties to access the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window. There are several options available. ub_clear.gif ub_clear.gif Step 2: Auto Hide ub_clear.gif
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ub_clear.gif Checking the Auto hide box will cause the taskbar to move out of sight when not in use. Then when you move the mouse pointer over the taskbar location, the taskbar will reappear. ub_clear.gif ub_clear.gif Step 3: Always on Top ub_clear.gif
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ub_clear.gif Checking the Always on top box will cause the taskbar to be visible even when you have maximized application windows on the screen. ub_clear.gif ub_clear.gif Step 4: Show Clock ub_clear.gif
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ub_clear.gif Click the Show clock box to display the clock on the taskbar. It will appear in the bottom right corner of your screen when this option is checked.
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Jun 02, 2010 | Gateway M305CRV Notebook

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in vista: taskbar does not show icons of opened files


it might be your taskbar is on auto hide try this



Show or hide the taskbar gl_icon_tip.png Applies to all editions of Windows Vista.
The taskbar is usually located at the bottom of your screen. It looks like this:
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You can hide the taskbar to create more space. If you don't see the taskbar anywhere on the screen, it might be hidden.
Hide allShow allHide all gl_arrow_down_static.gif To show the taskbar
• If the taskbar is hidden, point to where you last saw it to show it again. If you can't remember where you last saw it, try pointing to the bottom of the screen first, and then to the side or top of the screen, if necessary. You might need to move the pointer almost off the screen to show the taskbar.
gl_arrow_down_static.gif To hide the taskbar
1. Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button getopencontent.aspx?assetid=4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.
2. Clear the Lock the taskbar check box.
3. Select the Auto-hide the taskbar check box.
The taskbar is hidden from view. You can see it again by pointing to the place where you last saw it.
gl_arrow_down_static.gif To turn off auto-hide
1. Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button getopencontent.aspx?assetid=4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.
2. Clear the Auto-hide the taskbar check box.






Jun 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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No Taskbar


The taskbar is always running in Windows Vista. Unlike Windows XP, it can't be unlocked and hidden unless the 'auto-hide' feature is turned on. If 'auto-hide' is on, simply run your cursor along the bottom edge of the screen and the taskbar should pop-up.

To disable auto-hide, after moving your cursor to bring up the taskbar, right click the taskbar and click properties. Then under the Taskbar tab, uncheck auto-hide.

If auto-hide is off, it may indicate that explorer.exe is not running/has crashed. In order to restart explorer.exe you can either
1) Restart
2) Press CTRL+Shift+Escape, File -> New Task and then type in explorer.exe and run

Feb 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Task Bar Hang Up


memory insufficient or a virus problem.

Nov 03, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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