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Windows Vista Taskbar Woes

posted by Rather Dashing on - last edited - Viewed by 72 users

I was introduced to RocketDock by another thread in this forum, and the thing has quickly replaced my taskbar and desktop. It has my folders, most commonly opened programs, a clock, a battery indicator, a button to open the Windows Start menu(which I have a key for on the keyboard anyway) and volume control.

I see no reason to use the Windows taskbar anymore, but the damn thing is clingier than an insane ex.

I mouse over where I told it to go away, it's there. I start up my computer, it's there. I run various programs, half of which leave the Start orb lingering around, like some sort of severed limb.

I want the Windows Taskbar out of my life. Hidden away so that it only shows up if I press the Windows key, you know, if I ever feel like stringing it along for a one-night stand. Any suggestions?

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  • This is probably a really stupid suggestion, but it was the setup I had when I was using RocketDock (got no use for it anymore with the way the Win7 taskbar works): I simply set the taskbar to auto-hide, not on top and moved it to the left of the screen. It then won't appear in front of other windows unless you press the Windows key.

  • @Rather Dashing said: I was introduced to RocketDock by another thread in this forum, and the thing has quickly replaced my taskbar and desktop. It has my folders, most commonly opened programs, a clock, a battery indicator, a button to open the Windows Start menu(which I have a key for on the keyboard anyway) and volume control.

    I see no reason to use the Windows taskbar anymore, but the damn thing is clingier than an insane ex.

    I mouse over where I told it to go away, it's there. I start up my computer, it's there. I run various programs, half of which leave the Start orb lingering around, like some sort of severed limb.

    I want the Windows Taskbar out of my life. Hidden away so that it only shows up if I press the Windows key, you know, if I ever feel like stringing it along for a one-night stand. Any suggestions?



    Yeah, right click your taskbar and go to properties, then check auto-hide and uncheck keep on top of other windows.

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