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Can't move the taskbar without hole at bottom of screen

Q: Can't move the taskbar without hole at bottom of screen

So I just went from Ubuntu back to Windows 7, and the thing I miss the most is the dock. So I got a dock emulator for windows and decided to move the taskbar to the top of the screen, sort of like Ubuntu. However my problem lies with the way applications maximize. When they do, they leave a gap at the bottom of the screen, where the taskbar was. Now I just want my applications to go full screen, all the way to the bottom. Does anyone know how to go about doing this?

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A: Can't move the taskbar without hole at bottom of screen

The shouldn't be doing that at all Is the dock at the bottom of the screen? My guess is it's something to do with that... What dock program is it?

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my task bar is at top of screen cant get it ti bottom on xp ty

A:xp need to move task bar to bottom of screen

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Hello Guys,,

I'm facing a problem for about 3 days that when i click any click on the taskbar it goes automatically from bottom to the top of the screen I tried to fix it by scanning for viruses and it didn't work,, another problem that when i click on the taskbar a right click,, the list box which appear after that appears under the taskbar not above it so i can't see the whole listbox,, I have put a photo to discribe my problem ,,, please help me

A:Taskbar automatically go on top of the the screen instead of bottom

1.) Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
2.) You may have programs running at startup that is causing this issue. Please see this tutorial to temporary disable them and see if the issue is resolved:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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So the bottom of my monitor display is cut off. It is a Dell ST2010 monitor very old but still in working condition. It has nothing to do with screen resolution btw. Can this problem be fixed or do i have to buy a new monitor? Any suggestions? Thanks
This is how it looks now, the problem started occurring like 3 months ago

this is how its suppose to look when i take a screen shot of it

A:Display cut off at bottom of the screen/taskbar

I am unsure of that particular model of monitor but somewhere in the menu on the monitor itself there should be a setting to make it fit properly on the screen, if not you can do it via software in the nvidia control panel under display>adjust desktop size and position

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! am running Windows XP Pro SP3.

A couple of days ago when I was working on a spreadsheet and downloading an upgrade I noticed that the Task Bar/Activities bar which usually sits at the bottom of the screen had taken itself up to the top of the screen. I swear I didn't tell it to do that or knowingly do anything to make it do that.

I have searched around the newbie level books I have on Windows XP, and can't work out a way to make it go down to the bottom again.

Can anyone please help?

A:Solved: Please help me put taskbar back at the bottom of the screen

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I have my start menu and task bar setup at the top of my screen as opposed to the bottom. MS did not have enough intuition to realize the problems this can cause when windows decide to place themselves under the taskbar. Furthermore I have my taskbar filled with icons, so there is only a 3 pixel or so gap between the clock and voice icon that allows me to drop the taskbar elsewhere.

The idea I've thought of is having the bottom of the taskbar set as some sort of limit. Essentially I want to make it so I cannot physically drag a window of any sort above that point of the screen, no matter what. This way no windows can open or end up underneath the taskbar at any point.

Any solutions out there? Thanks!

A:How to make bottom of the taskbar the screen limit

You can select the "auto-hide the taskbar" option, that way the taskbar is only visible, either by hovering the mouse at the edge of the screen or by pressing WIN. This will keep it out of the way and still give you use of full screen.

Find this option by right clicking the taskbar and choosing properties.

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Hi Everyone!

This morning the taskbar on my computer jumped up to the top of my screen. I read in xp help that I could click on an empty part of the taskbar and drag it to the desired location. This did not work.
Any other ways to restore it to the bottom of the screen?


Dell Latitude laptop, Windows XP pro SP3, Firefox, Avast, Zonealarm, Malwarebytes

A:Taskbar jumped to top of screen--how do I restore to bottom?

Hello Firetooth,If it will not drag by clicking and dragging the taskbar, try right clicking on it. There should be an option that says lock the taskbar. If this has a checkmark next to it, it is locked in place, click it to remove the lock, and then try dragging it. Hopefully this resolves the problem. Remember, you can also check it again when you get it at the bottom to lock it back in place. With regards,bwest0703

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Got new ASUS N53JQ laptop, running Windows7, and can't get the taskbar to lock. I put the cursor "under" screen at bottom, right click to show taskbar, then click on "Lock the taskbar". A tick appears against it, but when I then click on the main screen, the taskbar disappears again. Any suggestions please? Thanks

A:Solved: Taskbar at bottom of screen won't lock

Right click on the Taskbar and select Properties. Make sure the box is unticked to Auto-hide, click Apply and ok.

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Here is my problem. When watching videos on utube or any other streaming channel on full screen the controls are on the bottom behind the taskbar. How do I get the controls for the video player on top of the taskbar??? I have to autohide the task bar in order to get to the video player controls. Any idea if I need to mess around in the registries?

A:Help! Taskbar overlaps full screen video can't get to the bottom menus

You Do NOT need to mess around with the registries, the easiest way is to just auto-hide the taskbar.
Right Click on taskbar --> then click on properties --> then click on auto-hide taskbar.

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I am running Win7/Pro x64.

I recently managed to unwittingly move a large branch (multiple levels of branching and many files) into my "My Documents" folder. I would like to undo what I did, but I have no idea how I did it. My guess is that I made a massive misuse of drag-and-drop

Said another way, I had a directory (very large, multi-branched folder) called "MyImageFiles" at the same level on my data drive as "My Documents." Now it is buried one level down in "My Documents."

What is the simplest way to undo this?



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Can the taskbar clock and other notification icons (speaker, network, etc.) be re-located from the primary screen taskbar to the secondary screen? My setup has the primary screen on the lefthand monitor and the secondary screen on the righthand monitor and I'd like to move them.

Thanks in advance!

A:Move Taskbar clock, etc. to secondary monitor screen?

DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more...

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On my taskbar, when I open a document, it now shows on the bottom right of the taskbar instead of the bottom left. How can I get the documents back to the bottom left of the taskbar?

A:Documents show on bottom right of screen instead of bottom left

Microsoft has a "Fix it for me" feature that might help. Might be worth a try.How to move the Windows Taskbar from its default position or reset it to its default position

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A lot of the programs I use have this glitch where when they open, they open below the taskbar, and they're stuck. Is there a way to fix this, possibly by making the taskbar below everything?


A:Taskbar on bottom?

Is your taskbar locked?

PS: That blue is much better.

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anyone remember the "always on top" option on the windows XP's taskbar option ?
so when you uncheck that option , the taskbar will always on the bottom of other windows.
is there any way i can do that in windows 7 ?

A:Taskbar always on bottom

Hi! OptimusOne, welcome to 7F

Is this what you are looking for?

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when i hover my mouse over the icons on the bottom task bar i'm not seeing the full page i used to see ,i'm only seeing the words. as in photo.

A:bottom taskbar

your theme is on basic switch it to aero.

Theme - Change or Save

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It's on the desktop, but when I go to IE, it's gone. This is new. How do I get it back?

A:Lost taskbar at bottom

Hello Bill,

It sounds like you may be in full screen mode while you have IE opened. Press F11 to go back to normal mode in IE to see if that allows you to see the taskbar again.

Hope this helps,

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Up until recently when I ran my cursor along a graphic or a link it would show the URL and the downloading information on the bottom left hand of my screen. Now there is nothing? How do I fix this? I went into my Tools and Internet Options trying to hunt down the culprit but to no avail....
Can you please tell me what happened?

Thank You

A:Bottom Taskbar Problems

I discovered the answer to my problem right here on your forum by clicking on a problem another member was having It was my Status Bar!!!

Thanks Again

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with my ie browser up, I can't see my bottom task bar. it is set to be on. currently at the top of screen is black, with my favorites listed along the top, at top right is little house for home page, a star for favorites and a sprocket for tools. autohide is "NOT" checked. I think my kid got on here and I can't undo it.
thx for any assistance. DM

A:missing taskbar at bottom

Hello Max,

It sounds like you may have the browser in F11 full screen mode. If so, then pressing F11 again to toggle back to normal screen mode should help.

Hope this helps,

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the taskbar of my computer has change from the bottom of the screen(the normal way) to the right side of the screen. how do i revert the changes.

A:taskbar is on the right side instead of bottom

Hi and welcome

Click a blank portion of the taskbar.
Hold down the primary mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer to the place on the screen where you want the taskbar.
After you move the mouse pointer to the position on your screen where you want the taskbar, release the mouse button.

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My windows have somehow become off center, they now open with part of the window below the task bar and a space at the top of the screen. Maximizing does not help, the window opens to the maximum size but the bottom portion is about 3/4" below task bar and there is an unused portion of the screen all the way across and about 3/4" from the top.

A:Bottom of window is below the taskbar

tried adjusting your monitors vertical and horizontal settings?

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Hi I have just bought a Asus t100 tablet for my parents. I need to know a couple things:

I would like to have the taskbar down the bottom at all times. When I goto chrome app the taskbar is gone.

Can I have the chrome app into a window so I can easily just close it?

I know you can just swipe it but my parents are used to the window style.

Thank you

A:How to keep taskbar down the bottom all times?

Hello Mitch,

It sounds like you are opening the modern Chrome instead of the desktop Chrome.

Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode

Hope this helps for now,

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I'm running 8.1 on an HP desktop, with IE version 11.0.2.

Some time in the past week or so, the bar at the bottom of the page when I am in a browser session, launched from the desktop, no longer appears. It's the one that usually shows the Connection, Safe to Eject, my Norton status, Volume icons, date/time, etc. I use automatic Windows updates, so I'm kind of assuming it was something there that did it...but don't know for sure.

All I want to know is How Do I Get It Back? I especially need that volume control icon, so I can mute all the ads when I open a news video on Yahoo, Bing, or MSN.

This bar shows just fine when I'm looking at the Desktop screen, just not in the browsers.

Thanks for your assistance.

A:Bottom tool/taskbar now missing when in IE

Hello way2ob2se,

It sounds like you may be in fullscreen mode. If so, pressing the F11 key will toggle it off/on.

Hope this helps.

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When I have the taskbar set to "small icons" mode, it becomes possible to pull the pointer off the bottom edge of the screen, so that none of the tabs or quick launch buttons are clickable. With small icons mode off, the pointer is constrained to the bottom edge.

This is a bit irritating, because the machine in question is a laptop, and it's a lot easier to just yank the pointer all the way down than it is to try to land inside the taskbar to click on a tab. Is there any way to get the constrained behavior without giving up screen real estate?

A:pointer falling off the bottom of the taskbar

I haven't changed the default for those icons and have the same action, also note it happens when moving to the right edge of the screen. The only time the pointer doesn't disappear is when moving to the top or left side. And if you look real closely the pointer still leaves a tiny bit visible on the bottom and right. I use a black pointer which doesn't always show on the edges but it has a white outline which helps.

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My friend is coming from XP and has his quick launch toolbar on the top of the desktop and his taskbar on the bottom.

I know there is a hack to (kind of) enable the quick launch menu, but is it possible to get it separate from the taskbar?

He would like to avoid using something like a dock program. See the attached pic for an example.


A:Is it possible: quick launch on top, taskbar on bottom?

Sorry, I don't think you can do that natively in Win 7.

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System Alert! in bottom right taskbar, it keeps telling me i have virus, but it is clearly a virus itself trying to get me to pay to remove itself (it appears they have harnessed the power of irony and made it into a $ making scheme). So, here is the log posted below (I have tried all the good ol' tricks in the books from spybot to editing registry to msconfig to norton to a few others. I think I just need someone to check this out for me!:

Attached is an image of what it looks like, and when i click it it links me to "http://www.anti-vermins.com/?aff=334" (not a virus website)

and posted below is my log file from hijackthis... Any help would be appreciated greatly, my email is [email protected]

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:56:59 AM, on 12/28/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\Syn... Read more

A:System Alert! in bottom right taskbar

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Please only use this topic to reply to. Do not start another thread.
If any other issues arise let me know.

The process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine is clear.
Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear. So lets do this to the end!

Please make every effort to reply to my posts in a timely manner. Malware breeds malware and the longer an infection remains on a system, the more
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I am trying to move the grey Opera bar at the bottom to the top , anyone know how to do that ?

Thank you

A:Trying to get Opera taskbar off the bottom and to the top of the page

I think you'll find the information you need here:

How to Restore Old Speed Dial Page and Move New Navigation Bar Back to Top in Opera?

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Hello!..........I am using Windows XP. My bottom taskbar (the one with Start on the left hand side) does not show my mail received symbol. The right hand side of my taskbar has icons and < and the message received bit is hidden behind that (if I press on the < I can see it)
Is there anyway I can see my mail received without it being hidden.

A:(solved) bottom taskbar question

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I get IE popups. The task manager is disabled. And the bottom right taskbar is unable to be used.The computer seems fine, however it runs quite slowly, and I get popups every few minutes like "ZEDO" or some phone book directory or travel to Asia,Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Owner on 2008-04-21 20:52:21Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --25: 2008-04-22 00:53:28 UTC - RP138 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point24: 2008-04-21 04:02:42 UTC - RP137 - Software Distribution Service 3.023: 2008-04-21 04:01:21 UTC - RP136 - Installed Windows Internet Explorer 7.22: 2008-04-21 03:59:49 UTC - RP135 - Installed Windows IDNMitigationAPIs.21: 2008-04-21 03:59:16 UTC - RP134 - Installed Windows NLSDownlevelMapping.-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-04-20 22:23:54 UTC - RP114 - Microsoft OneCare Protection CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Percentage of Memory in Use: 87% (more than 75%).Total Physical Memory: 502 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as Owner.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:58:48 PM, on 4/21/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)Boot mode: NormalRunni... Read more

A:Popups Taskbar At Bottom Right Does Not Work

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. What can you tell me about this program?Enhancement Browser Tools Gooochi

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This isn't life threatening, but. . . I get a "black hole", 1 inch square, which appears on the screen. It is "transparent" to the cursor operations: does not affect function of cursor or clickable stuff under the hole. It usually is centered on screen, but, sometimes lands on other areas. I have a Samsung monitor and S3 Virge video. Machine is 2+ years old. AMD 300mhz w/ win98. Thanks

A:hole in CRT screen

Can you get hold of another monitor? Try it and see if it is the monitor or the video card. That will narrow it down some.

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Help! I used to be able to just drag-n-drop any icon I frequently used to the lower taskbar of my desktop and it would place the icon permanently on the taskbar for me to conveniently use.

Now when I attempt to drag-n-drop an icon to the taskbar, when hovering atop the taskbar, it is "not allowed" to be dropped there.

Any idea why I can no longer do this? DId a setting change - I cannot locate a setting applicable to this.

(BTW: I have no problems adding icons to the start menu line-up, but that's not what I am asking about here.)


A:Trouble adding icons to bottom taskbar -Help!

Does drag and drop work for other applications?

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I have recently upgraded to Firefox 23, but first saw this issue when I still had v22.

I prefer to have PDF files from a URL display in Firefox using its Acrobat plugin.

However, the very bottom of the displayed file, including the bottom end of the scroll bar, is hidden under the Windows taskbar.

The plugin does not allow for any type of controls to be optionally displayed that might provide clues to this issue, and changing FF's zoom setting does not remedy the hiding issue.

The only thing that does remedy it is changing one or more of FF's toolbar settings, but this has to be done every time a URL with a PDF file is opened!

Mozilla's site has yet to provide me with an answer... can you?


A:Firefox: bottom of PDF display hidden behind taskbar

Hi frable82, welcome to 7F!

I stopped using Adobe Reader a while back and switched to NitroReader so I couldn't replicate the problem you're having and I can't recall having your problem while I was using AdobeR.

I looked in about:config and couldn't find anything that may lead to a solution although there are settings for browser.taskbar, and pdfjs., but I would be afraid of suggesting anything without knowing what the settings do for fear of bricking your FF browser. I'll look a little harder.

Check in Tools\Options\Applications scroll down to where PDF's are listed and see if yours is set like mine, Preview in FireFox if it's anything different just click anywhere on the listing for PDF's and a drop-down box will open for you to make changes.
You should be able to back out and check the new setting without re-starting FF, if you don't see any changes then go and re-start and check again.

In the meantime you could try: Troubleshooting Firefox issues using Safe Mode, and if that seems to take too long to hunt down the problem you may want to try: Taskbar Auto-hide - Turn On or Off

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I am also having a problem with this machine-Alienware 13 with the bottom taskbar-it is too wide and I cannot get it back to the original size of it as it was not always that wide. I do not know how to adjust the width of the task bar.

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I turned on my computer and the entire bar on the bottom is gone.  I tried properties but the only thing that shows under general is okay, cancel and apply. I checked the certificates but nothing under that link has anything to do with the bottom
taskbar.  Any advice?

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Just installed IE7. Nice interface....works good so far...but a couple of hiccups:

Taskbar on bottom doesn't auto hide in Full Screen Mode like in IE6. I checked box in Taskbar properties to show on top of all windows and it works for a second then when I surf to new page, it doesn't.....strange.

ALSO----Favorites Menu at left does not auto hide at all. Annoying.

Does anyone have solution? These auto hide options are very important!


A:IE7 Bottom Taskbar & Favorites Don't Auto Hide!! Help!!

Does anyone have an idea on my previous post about IE7 not hiding my Favorites and Taskbar at bottom of page?

I could use the help. IE7 seems to be running smoothly otherwise.


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I HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN BEFORE AND I FOUND SOME PRETTY COMPLEX DIRECTIONS HOW TO DO IT and got it back but can't find those same directions again for some reason. SEEMS LIKE SOME OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD IT EASY AND BEEN ABLE TO PLACE VOLUME ICON IN TASKBAR - I DON'T HAVE THAT OPTION ANYWHERE - HELP..........also I tried the option to go to run and do cmd and it brings up a command line but mine brings up c:\Users/Kristine rather than C:\Windows as it needs to - so if anyone can tell me how to get the command to change to show C:\WINDOWS that would be great

A:missing volume icon from bottom taskbar

Hello Strawberryez,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

This may be what you were looking for.

Notification Area - System Icons

Hope this helps,

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Starting to convert from XP to 7 and want to keep as much of the XP style as possible. Already changed 7 to the classic format. If I minimize a Window, how can I get it to become a rectangular bar in the bottom task bar like in XP? I could have 4 or 5 of these bars down there and maximize them with one click in XP. Now I see in 7 that they are all in one single button on the bottom left so I have to click on the button, then click again on the Window I want. And I never know what is running unless I click that button. Starting to dislike 7. ARRGGH!

A:How can I minimize a Window to the bottom Taskbar separately?

That's the way it is in 7. If you had not tampered with the system, you would see all windows open by just hovering over the icon in the taskbar and you can open that window by clicking right there.

But you can get someting similar to XP if you make this setting.

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Hi, I usually just read from the forums here when I have an issue, but I'm honestly confounded by something that happened recently. I logged in last night(4-2-2014) and when I clicked on my start orb, my menu is around an inch to the right of my screen. I've moved the taskbar to left/right/top position and it worked perfect again. Scans from Mwb and avast haven't found anything, I've tried returning the settings to default even. I'm sure that I'm not seeing something obvious and was hoping someone could help me. For an older machine, my laptop has been doing ok and now I'm at a loss as what to do. Thank you anyone that can help!

A:Start Menu doesn't line up when the Taskbar is on the bottom.

Cool skin, What is it? How is it applied?  Was it an installer?  You download it and click an exe to install it?  Was it an engine like Windows Blinds? Is it just a Windows theme? Did you need to modify anything( hack is such an ugly word) to make it work?

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i have an hp laptop. Well i opened it up like normal to log in and check some emails, when i did that every thing is like magnified. I went into my apperances and tried to down size it. nothing works. my veiwing of my page is so big a not so seeing well person and read every thing very well. i just would like to know how to make it normal again

A:My hole screen is so big cant make it normal

press ctrl +/- when u open a web page

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Hi there
Funny issue here on a VM on a Linux (CENTOS 7) Host with build 14316.

On a Large (4K) monitor running in Full screen mode - after a while the Bottom taskbar randomly fails to re-appear. I need to sign out and then sign back in for the problem to go away (re-boot not required). I usually have taskbar set to Autohide.

This problem only occurs if I have the taskbar at the bottom of the screen -- doesn't occur if the taskbar is at the top/sides or if I'm not in Full screen mode.

I had this problem way back with a very early build -- it went away but has reared its ugly head again.

Could be a VMware problem (running Workstation version 12.1)

A colleague of mine running the same build of VMWARE workstation with the same Monitor but running it on a W7 HOST doesn't get the problem so it could be VMWARE.

I haven't updated the Linux HOS or VMware workstation for at least 3 previous builds of Insider.


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I have a huge problem that was caused by me trying to delete what I thought were viruses. I went into my "processes running" in the windows task manager and deleted (End Process) what I thought were viruses. I was wrong. I deleted all of my desktop icons and the toolbar on the bottom that includes my "start" icon. I can not figure out how to get to the system restore wizard to get it back to where it was before I screwed it up. Please help.

A:Lost all desktop icons & Start menu & Taskbar at bottom

right click on the taskbar, click tool bar and anything else that might bring them back up for you. What shortcuts are remaining on the desktop?

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A puzzling translucent yellow strip or patch has appeared in the exact middle of my bottom taskbar, about an inch to the right of where my icons are. It looks like there are two words underneath but they are too blurred to read anything. I just noticed it today. Can someone please tell me what it is and how to get rid of it?

I tried to attach a photo because I realize this sounds strange, but I can't figure out how to do that.

Would appreciate your help.

A:Remove strange yellow strip from center of bottom taskbar

Sorry - didn't realise the photo would display. So in my previous post you can see the yellow part. Baffling.

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Had diffs yesterday with computer running at snail speed > did ad-aware/norton scans to clean up > now when I minimize any open window, the tab/s just disappear/s to the left of the lower taskbar so they can't be opened easily again. Must be an easy fix for this but after hours of research in MS Help + Google + your existing threads, haven't been able to source a solution.

It happened once before but I can't recall how I got it going properly again - that's what age does to the memory!! Now when I have a PC prob & manage to solve it, I note the solution for the future!!

Would greatly appreciate any suggestions to solve this irritating prob.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: when minimizing open windows, tabs disappear instead of appearing on bottom taskbar

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I received a new computer for Christmas. I don't know what I did, but the blue taskbar that "used to be" on the bottom moved to the right side of the screen with "Start" at the top and the time is on the right where it used to be, but it's kinda squished now.

I called a friend and she told me just to drag it to the bottom. Well, it won't drag. I was told to click to make sure Lock Taskbar was unchecked (it was) and a couple of other things, but it still won't go down to the bottom where it was.

The only thing dragging did was to move the Taskbar to the left side of the screen (even though I was dragging to the bottom), but the Start Button is still at the topmost right side of the screen. The clock area is still at the bottom right, where it was.

I don't know what else to do. It just will not move to the bottom where it was and my "helper" is very frustrated with me. I do exactly what she says, but it doesn't work.

What am I doing wrong?

A:Taskbar won't move

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I am getting pop ups at the bottom, bottom right and left side of my screen.  They just seem to pop up randomly and frequently.  Highly annoying.

A:Pop ups at bottom and bottom right of screen

Most likely these popups are the result of recently installed updates,  free program(s) or add-on(s) in either browsers or programs such as Skype.
Using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers with Adblock Plus add-on may block the ads.
The two programs linked below have success in finding and removing adware. Allow them to remove whatever they find.
AdwCleaner Download
Junkware Removal Tool Download
You should check your add-ons/ extensions in your browser(s) for unknown ones or that you have not intentionally installed.
Disable or attempt to uninstall them.
If the above doesn't solve your problem, post a new topic in the Am I Infected.........forum along with the scan results of the two programs.

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Hi all,

I just upgraded to Windows 8. On 7 I had the taskbar on the top (yes I use linux...) and a dock on the bottom, so I did this on Win8. However now the hand cursor doesn't appear when I move my mouse to the top of the screen - it works fine when I have the taskbar on any other side of the screen, just not at the top. This means it's much harder to close - does anyone know a way of getting the hand back? (This also means I can't have the desktop side by side with another app)

Thanks in advance


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