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TaskBar set to hide, will not unhide

Q: TaskBar set to hide, will not unhide

I have my taskbar set to hide. When I move my mouse to the edge of the screen, it will pop out sometimes and sometimes it is necessary for me to size-down the program that fills the screen, move the mouse to the edge of the screen again and it pops out but goes behind the program that partially fills the screen.

This has me believing the taskbar pops out all the time but behind whatever maximized program is on the screen. This behavior is not restricted to one maximized program and is sporadic.

See screen shot.

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A: TaskBar set to hide, will not unhide

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Hi All,

Is there any shortcut key/command for hiding and unhiding folders in Vista?


A:Hide/Unhide Folder

Welcome Unirock

Hope that this is what you are looking for.

Use Keyboard Shortcut To Show/Hide Hidden Files & Folders

I suggest that you make a system restore point before trying.

Hope that it works.

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I have a button that when clicked calls a fucntion "customtoolbar.hidden = true" to hide the custom toolbar. When I wish to unhide the toolbar, I go to view > toolbars, however I noticed that the customtoolbar is still checked and when I click on it the toolbar does not appear!

Any ideas why?

Thank you



A:[SOLVED] Hide/Unhide toolbar


Welcome to TSF!!

If I am understanding you correctly you are wanting to make your toolbars appear and then re-appear. The simple answer the that question is to use the F11 key. That will make all your tool and task bars disappear. Then when you want them back just hit F11 again. I wouldn't bother with all this changing the about:config if you don't have to.


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Yesterday I created a code that hides/unhides rows when checkbox is clickedand goes something like this:

Rows("22:24").EntireRow.Hidden = Not Rows("22:24").EntireRow.Hidden

But now i only want to hide/unhide specified cells. So how can i modify the code above to do this or do I need some new code.

Thanks for help

A:macro to hide/unhide cells

"hide/unhide specified cells" - I take it, you mean rows, not cells.

What's your criteria for hiding/unhiding the row? All you need to do is loop through each row in your criteria column, and then program this in as your hide/unhide criteria.

Pseudo Code:


Sub hideAndUnhide()
[INDENT]For Each Cell In Range("A1",Range("A1").End(xlDown))
[INDENT]If(Cell.Value = 1) Then
[INDENT]Rows(Cell.Row).EntireRow.Hidden = True [/INDENT]
[INDENT]Rows(Cell.Row).EntireRow.Hidden = False[/INDENT]
Next Cell
End Sub

If you let me know your data layout, and your criteria, I should be able to make a proper version for you. Even better would be to post your excel sheet with dummy data (remove any sensitive data).

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Hi Guys

I used unhide.exe after a virus I had... it done the trick.
However, is there an easy way to re-hide all the system files that were hidden before?

Thanks for any help.

A:How to re-hide system folders after using unhide.exe?

Hello, depending on your Operating System you should just need to reverse the change that was made. Look at your system in this guide and put the checkmark back in the box.How to see hidden files in Windows

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I have two issues that I am banging my head over.

1) I have a page with 4 tables. The top 2 tables each have a link that when clicked will bring up one of the bottom two tables. I have this working now where the bottom tables are hidden until the link is clicked then becomes visible.

The problem is the space is still being taken up by the other hidden table. So if I click the second link, there is this huge gap and then the other table is visible. Any idea on how to not have the gap? I tried using "document.write" but the way I wrote it screwed up the layout.
2) Problem two is similar. I have a form select, that when option 2 is selected I would like to make a table visible. I tried using the same code as the one above with an anchor tag on the second select but it did not work. I then changed it to onSelect and still nothing. Any ideas on how to make a selection make a table visible?

Thanks in advance.

A:Hide/Unhide tables in pages

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with regards activex checkboxes in excel, i know you can hide or unhide the said boxes by going to properties and changing the visable section from true to false, can this also be done by using code so if a visable checkbox on the worksheet is ticked this will then display other hidden checkboxes
your help is appreciated

A:Solved: hide unhide excel

Yes, that can be acieved. The best thing to do is attach a copy of your workbook (replace sensitive data with dummy data), so that we all can take a look at your worksheet(s) structure.

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I want to no how I can hide gadgets from the command line.

I'm constantly frustrated by the fact that the gadgets layout is destroyed when I rotate my screen. So I set a scheduled task to unpack and overwrite the ini file for the gadgets.
But it doesn't work reliably (nothing does with the pathetic task Sheduler). The task doesn't run on time (or doesn't run at all) and such the layout is still broken. So I was thinking I could hide it via command line, restore the ini, then show them again. (With three tasks with a delay, because the task scheduler is garbage and it wont work otherwise, if it'll work at all.)

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I hid columns D through AN on a spreadsheet. I then realized that I needed some information from column D. Is there a way to unhide one column from a group that you've hid Right now I have to unhide one column at a time to get back to the one that I need. Any help would be appreciated

A:Solved: An Excel Hide/Unhide Question

Press F5 -- type D1 -- press Enter.

Then Format > Column > Unhide.

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First Hi,
Second, I'm not sure this is in the right section, my apologize if I made it wrong.

Third, my weird problem,
In Windows Explorer, I have set the option to see hidden files and system files and I do see them. The problem arise when I try to "unhide" a file. I right-click the file and choose "Properties", bottom I see Hide option box, it is checked but also greyed out so I can't "uncheck" it.

Anyone knows why and how can I fix this?


A:Hide/Unhide option unavailable in explorer

I have found part of the solution.

Going through command line I found out that the files were marked as System along with Hidden. I used the command Attrib to remove both and now I can hide/unhide the file. Is there anyway to unflag "System" from Windows Explorer. I don't mind doing it from the command line but would be more "practical" from Windows Explorer.


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i am using a userform with a listbox that a user chooses a value, that value is then placed in sheet 15 at cell 29, what i would like is if the value chosen is 6 then rows c6 - c25 in sheet 15 are unhidden otherwise they remain hidden, i have managed to do this before using checkboxes but not via a userform, any ideas for code please

A:Solved: excel hide/unhide on cell value

You need to trigger a macro which can be called from the form.

When a value is chosen, the macro triggered will be something like

To hide:
Range(Cells(6,1),Cells(25,1)).entirerow.Hidden = true

To Unhide:
Range(Cells(6, 1), Cells(25, 1)).EntireRow.Hidden = False

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I have my W7 set not to show hidden files and folders.

To show them I go through the usual process , open Windows Explorer then click on the tabs Tools > Folder Options > View and then change to "Show hidden files ...." Naturally have to go through this process again to hide.

Is there a simple keyboard shortcut or some way that I can easily toggle the hiding and unhiding of all folders and files. Not just on individual folders , but have all folders and files that are set to be hidden , to hide and unhide in a simple keystroke.

A:Shortcut to hide and unhide folders and files

Is this what you're looking for?

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I am building an excel model and want to link a macro to the "calculate" button based on the above check boxes. If the boxes are selected, the relevant graphs would need to unhide and show and then hide as the boxes are deselected again.

I've attached a screen shot of what I'm working on.

I would appreciate any help possible on how to write the code for this macro.

Many thanks

A:Excel 07 - Macro to hide/unhide rows

Welcome to the board.

Screenshots saved as bitmaps are huge. Convert them to (e.g.) jpgs, then you can upload without zipping.

Re this part of your post specifically:

Macro to hide/unhide rows

, one "basic" answer is:

Private Sub CheckBox1_Click()
If CheckBox1 = True Then
Rows("11:20").EntireRow.Hidden = False
Rows("11:20").EntireRow.Hidden = True
End If
End Sub

Do you actually have ten charts, or is it far more in reality?

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I am looking for a way to hide and unhide specific files/folders of my choosing. I imagine this can be done via a method or third party program that creates two options in the right-click context menu:
1) Hide selected files/folders
2) Unhide all files/folders

I am open to other suggestions or ways in which this can be done, of course.


A:How do I hide/unhide specific files of my choosing?

Hello Mark,

You could use the tutorial below to actually hide or unhide a specific file or folder.File and Folder - Hide or Unhide
However, when you choose to show hidden files, it shows all hidden files and not just select specific ones. If you like, you could use the tutorial below to be able to toggle showing or not showing hidden files in the context menu.Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu
Hope this helps,

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Hello to evrebody,
I have look into the answers and the solutions about "hide/unhide rows based on the cell data" but i am not abble to understand how its work and apply to my sheet.
On theattached sheet i explain what im looking for.
Pleaseo play it and hope to help me and give a solution please.
Thanks in advance.

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Hey all

New here and new to VBA so I apologize if this is the incorrect place to ask this question or if I'm not including enough information.

Basically I have two forms, one form that is a cost est. form and another form is a proposal form (client sees this one). I have the proposal form pulling information over from the cost est. form. What I would like to do is on the proposal form if rows c13:c277 are blank (no data pulled from the cost est. sheet) they will hide. But when I add data (a number) into the cost est. form the proposal form pulls that and unhides that row.

I've tried all kinds of VBA code and none seem to do what I want. I can get the rows to hide but then not unhide. I don't have code to show because I have deleted it when it didn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey all

New here and new to VBA so I apologize if this is the incorrect place to ask this question or if I'm not including enough information.

Basically I have two forms, one form that is a cost est. form and another form is a proposal form (client sees this one). I have the proposal form pulling information over from the cost est. form. What I would like to do is on the proposal form if rows c13:c277 are blank (no data pulled from the cost est. sheet) they will hide. But when I add data (a number) into the cost est. form the proposal form pulls that and unhides that row.

I've tried all kinds of VBA code and none seem to do what I want. I can get the rows to hide but then not unhide. I don't have code to show because I have deleted it when it didn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Alright, here's what I got going on:

I want to be able to have a completely clear desktop, void of icons and start toolbar with a hot key. However, I would like to be able have access to the start toolbar and able to have desktop icons available to me. This is where the hot key would come into play: the ability to hide/unhide both sets (icons and toolbar) simultaneously. Does anyone know of a program or registry hack that would accomplish this?


A:Hide/Unhide Start toolbar & Desktop icons

what is a start toolbar?

there is this for the icons :

clik here

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I know about right-clicking the Desktop > View > Show Desktop Icons.

But now I am looking for a HOTKEY to simply hide or show the desktop icons.

I found some instructions on google that seem to work for windows xp but they don't work for me on windows 7.

Do you know of a way to accomplish what I want?

A:Solved: hide and unhide desktop icons hotkey?

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Hi! Good Day!

I cant find ways to automatically hide & unhide row depending in G14, G15 & G17. I dont know if it is applicable to Excel. Even if the solution is in other programming language, then its ok to me.

If G14=4 & G15=3 & G17=2 then hide row 28 to 29 & row 36 to 38 & row 43 to 46

I have attach a file for reference.

Thank you so much!

A:Auto Hide & Unhide Rows per data input

This is on the assumption that your rows are not fixed and that your code is AB#.

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I know about right-clicking the Desktop | Properties |Arrange Icons By | Show Desktop Icons. But I do this so many times during the day that I would like a hotkey for this. Preferably one key, not a key sequence.

Do you know of a way to do what I want?


A:[SOLVED] hide and unhide desktop icons hotkey?

Hi Cindy,

My boyfriend needed a solution like what you described and he ended up buying this nifty tool. He loves it:


I hope this helps.


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Hi All,

I have had a look around this site for help and found similar posts but nothing exact or that i can get to work. I'm working on Excel 2010 and i want to do the following unhide or hide a value based on a cell value e.g. -

If Cell "C40" = Yes

Unhide Rows 42 - 47

If Cell "C40" = No or BLANK

Hide Rows 42 - 47

Any help would be much appreciated, I assume this needs to be done in VB by right clicking on the sheet>>Show Code then adding it in. Do you just save then and it should work automatically ?

Thank you

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Is there a way in Excel (I'm running Excel 2010, but have access to older versions) to hide/unhide cells based on hyperlinks or defined areas? I've hyperlinked so that we could go to specific parts of the document, but that does me little good because we have to hide them or the doc gets to big. Is there a way to have the hyperlink (or the cell hyperlinked) unhide the area? I've attached the document (removed all company info, but the lay out is there) so that you can see what I'm referring to.

I've thought macros, but I'm not sure how to go about it... I did define each area for the hyperlink, so would that be the route to go?

A:Excel - Hide/unhide based on defined cells/hyperlinks?

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I will eventually want this to work on all worksheets in the workbook as their data may change as the "linked tables" are refreshed. The linked tables are from Access.

What I want to do is look in column Q to see if the result of the calculation in that cell is 0. If so, I want the row hidden. I don't want to hide empty rows, just the one where the calculation =0. If the data in the workbook, i.e. the linked tables are updated, then I want any rows that have changed from 0 to another value to then become unhidden.

I have been searching for VBA code to auto hide/unhide rows in Excel 2007 based on the value in a specific column. I found the following code, but can't seem to get it to work quite right. I changed some of the criteria to fit my worksheet. The problem is that it hides all rows that are empty even though I changed the criteria from "" to 0. Also, this does not unhide rows that may refresh with a value.

I would really appreciate some guidance. My Access and Excel skills are pretty good, but when it comes to incorporating VBA into the mix, I get a little lost.

Sub HideEmptyRows()
'This macro hides all of the rows which are empty, for printing.
'created by Geoff Faulkner 12-29-2004

'Declare variables
Dim intStartRow
Dim intEndRow
Dim intTargetColumn
Dim intCounter

'set default values
intStartRow = 6
intEndRow = 2000
intTargetColumn = 17

'cycle through each row in the range
For intCounter = intStartRow To ... Read more

A:Solved: Excel 2007 Auto Hide/Unhide Rows

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Hello to all,

I'm new to VBA in general and I'm in need of help in making my project works. I'm currently working on hidden in-sheet menu (rows 2 to 6) that could by unhidden by double-clicking on the cell "D1" and hidden again by double-clicking on "A6". I want to use that menu in every sheets.

I would really appreciate any inputs on this matter. Feel free to view my spreadsheet for a better idea.

Thanks in advance!

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I built my pivot table now I would like to be able to hide/unhide certain elements in my pivot table. How do I do this? is there a way to toggle on/off certain elements I want to appear without having to reselect elements for the table?

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Hi there! I'm new to using these forums, but have spent some time scouring them from time to time to look for simple solutions to any excel/VBA problems I'm having. I consider myself relatively intermediate to advanced in Excel as far as formulas and spreadsheet creation goes, however VBA is foreign to me, and an area I'd love to learn. If any of you have recommendations on a good resource to begin learning VBA, please send it my way. And now....onto my macro question.

I've got a workbook with many tabs, and one or two input tabs feed information into another summary tab using various lookup and index formulas. There are any where from 40 to 80 rows to be qualified depending on the specific summary sheet (therefore I will likely need the macro to reference only the active sheet as it needs to work the same way on different sheets independent of each other). What I would like to do is if the result of the formula in column A of the summary sheet is "----------" (starts at A7) then I would like to hide that row, and if the data is changed on the input tab to result in anything other than the qualifying "----------", for that row to be unhidden. If this can be done dynamically that'd be great, however, if a button needs to be put into the spreadsheet to execute the macro, that will be fine too.

Thanks so much in advance for your help, and I promise I'll do my best to begin learning VBA so I can help contribute in return!

A:Macro to Hide/Unhide Rows Based on Results in Column Equation


Here is a code that may help you. You can copy and paste it too a module.
When you copy it to a module you can assign a "Short" cut key to activate the code.
To do this you select "Tool", "Macro" and when you see the name of the macro you want to run you can select it and then select "Options" and assign the short cut key. You will be able to use the short cut key on any active sheet.

Sub Hide_Row()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Dim Mysh As Worksheet
Dim cel As Range
Set Mysh = ActiveSheet
For Each cel In Mysh.Range("A1:A" & Mysh.Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row)
If Not (Mysh.Cells(cel.Row, 1).Value Like "--*") Then
Mysh.Cells(cel.Row, 1).EntireRow.Hidden = False
Mysh.Cells(cel.Row, 1).EntireRow.Hidden = True
End If
End Sub

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Good day everyone.
Basically I need to have a formula in excel that includes auto hide and unhide of rows based on the result value. Attached is my sample exercise for quick reference. In this exercise, I want to hide automatically the rows under "REPORT OUTPUT" that contains "0" ZERO value. Basic guide: Once you enter value (from 1 to 5) in cell D3, report output will automatically calculate...... The missing condition in the formula is to automatically hide ZERO value.... Please help.
Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Formula with auto hide and unhide rows based on result value

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Dear Brink,

Is it possible to disable/re-enable or hide/unhide Start Menu in Windows Vista via registry, using VB6 or at least disable/re-enable all items in (shortcuts and everyrthing else in Start Menu) in order to exclude starting of ANY program via contents of Start menu in Vista while my own application is active?

Could it be possible to disable/re-enable "Windows" key or any combinations of keys such as "Windows" + "Esc" via registry, using VB6?

Thanks in advance for your help.


A:Disable/re-enable or hide/unhide Start Menu in Windows Vista via registry, using VB6

Hello Vnaz235, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm not sure what you mean by the first question. Did you want to stop a startup program from running?

This tutorial will show you how to enable/disable all Windows Key keyboard shortcuts.

Windows HotKeys

Hope this helps,

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I have Windows10 with dual monitors. When I start Windows the taskbar on Monitor 2 is visible and won't move. If I turn Cortana on and off it resumes auto-hiding but I have to do this every time I start Windows 10.

Any ideas?

A:Auto-Hide doesn't hide taskbar

This behaviour has been happening for a long time now. I don't think MS are giving it much priority at the moment. The search on & off method seems to be the main workaround everyone is using.

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I have Windows10 with dual monitors. When I start Windows the taskbar on Monitor 2 is visible and won't move. If I turn Cortana on and off it resumes auto-hiding but I have to do this every time I start Windows 10.

Any ideas?

A:Auto-Hide doesn't hide taskbar

This behaviour has been happening for a long time now. I don't think MS are giving it much priority at the moment. The search on & off method seems to be the main workaround everyone is using.

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Hi friends,
I have set my taskbar to autohide, but want to slightly delay the time it takes to unhide when the cursor is moved to the screen edge. Does anyone know a registry setting to do this?
I've tried a lot of searches on the Web, but no answers so far.

A:[SOLVED] Taskbar unhide time

Welcome to TSF!

Don't know a registry setting, but Kelly has an application (TaskBarActivate) that can do that, #190, right hand side.

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looking for a way to unhide the taskbar with only the windows key. often while working on a program the taskbar pops up when my mouse gets too close to the edge. I like it hidden. Ive tired extendedUIhovertime and hovertime mouse registry changes but then dont work. I tried thrid party apps but they took up cpu and were termpermental. i dont like docking programs so please dont suggest those.

The goal here is to un-hide the taskbar with just the windows key and not mouseover

my ideas is

Im using a laptop so it doesnt have monitor dispaly position functions
a have a NVIDIA video card
the ideas was to move my display one pixel down that way the mouse could not reach it

anyone know a app that can do this or have any other ideas?

A:how do you unhide taskbar with only windows icon key?

I might be able to make one, if that's alright. Most of the apps I make are pretty small... you might be able to use them. But you'd have to settle for something other than just the Win key, as it would get disabled for opening the start menu and instead for the taskbar. Would you be okay with Win key + Spacebar?

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Certain icons always show up in my taskbar. I go to properties and then customize and mark them as always hide but next time I reboot their back. There are things like my un-interruptible power supply which I care about for 10 minutes during the year and things that I know are always running such as my spyware and virus protection.

Does anyone know a place in the registry where it is possible to mark these things always hide and have it stick? I am tired of the clutter.

Thank you

A:Hide Taskbar Icons (Really Hide)

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my taskbar used to hide until i needed it now it will not hide anymore how do i get it to hide again

A:My taskbar won't hide anymore how do i get it to hide again

Hi, Right click an empty area of the Taskbar and select Properties. Make sure that the option for 'Auto-hide the taskbar' is checked, then click Apply and Ok to save any change. Regards, DP-K  

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Using Windows 7 64-bit on a multiple monitor extended desktop: I've set my taskbar to auto-hide. I'm not sure which application is causing this to happen, but I've managed to get Windows to not display the task bar when I mouse over the bottom of the screen when the currently focused application is maximized. If I normalize the application, I can get the task bar to un-hide.  I had four apps open this morning when it happened again - Firefox, Thunderbird, Windows Explorer, and Visual Studio 2008.  I suspect that Visual Studio is somehow the culprit, but it's kind of difficult to quantify. Once the task bar decides that it doesn't have to un-hide itself, only a reboot fixes the issue. I saw this behavior in in the release candidate as well.

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Is this possible? I want to make it so that when no windows are maximized (when the taskbar isn't covered with anything) auto hide disables itself and the taskbar is shown. Is this possible?

A:Disable taskbar Auto-Hide when taskbar isn't covered?

Just so I am clear:

Say you have Firefox open, you want the taskbar to hide itself. However, if you minimize firefox, you want the taskbar to stay visible.


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Is there a method/hack or a 3rd-party program that allows the user to hide the taskbar by dragging its top border line downwards, after un-locking the taskbar? I remember I could do that under Win9x.

A:Drag top border line of taskbar downwards to hide taskbar

Well the autohide feature is still there I actually find it easier to deal with than manually moving it, which often results in accidentally pulling the taskbar to horizontal or something.

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Hey guys, I was wondering how I could have the "auto-hide the taskbar" option on but the taskbar still being displayed. Because I have my taskbar to where it's transparent and I would like the extra space from the auto-hide. This is what I want it to ultimately look like.

A:Taskbar Auto-hide but with Taskbar showing

Hum don't know about that andos but it can be made small and personally I don't mind it being there and just to have them floating there would I think annoy me.

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I am looking for help on VBA to unhide a specific sheet to enable the macro to run, then once complete to rehide the sheet.

Code I have so far is as follows:

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='W2-1'!R[9]C[3]-'W2-1'!R[9]C[4]"
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='W2-1'!R[9]C[1]"
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=""W2-1 - Jnl No.""&'W2-1'!R[9]C[-2]"
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='W2-1'!R[9]C[3]-'W2-1'!R[9]C[4]"
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='W2-1'!R[9]C[1]"
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _
"=IF('W2-1'!R[9]C[-2]="""",IRIS_JNL_W2.1!R[-1]C,""W2.1 - Jnl No.""&'W2-1'!R[9]C[-2])"
Selection.AutoFill Destination:=Range("A2:C500"), Type:=xlFillDefault
Last = Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row
For i = Last To 1 Step -1
If (Cells(i, "A").Value) = "0" Then
Cells(i, "A").EntireRow.Delete
End If
Next i
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A:Solved: Unhide sheet, to run macro, then hide sheet

to hide
worksheets ("IRIS_JNL_W2.1").Visible=False

to show
worksheets ("IRIS_JNL_W2.1").Visible=True

Peace be upon you

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I set the Taskbar tab (in Taskbar & Start menu Properties) to Auto-hide the Taskbar. When I select Apply, the taskbar dips and disappears for a second and then comes right back and stays there.

Is there a way to make the auto-hide work?

W7 Home 6.1 / 7600

Thank you

A:Auto-hide Taskbar Fails to Auto-hide

HI! You can use this nifty 3rd party free software to hide the taskbar and re-enable it when you need to! On a personal note i find the taskbar in Win.7 a wonder! Different strokes for different folks,i guess!

Download ShellWin: Partially Hide/Show Windows 7 Taskbar With ShellWin


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Hi Guys...

I have written a small batch file for some programs we're running at the company. I do not want my users to be able to close this batch easily or by mistake. Is it at all possible to hide the tab that this batch file creates on the taskbar?

Please help, this is kinda urgent.

A:Hide on Taskbar?

Goto start, run type in msconfig click on start up tab if the program is there uncheck it, you then have to click apply then restart when it restarts a message comes up just click yes. There is a program which I think you can have a free trial this will hide the program altogether its called file lock. http://www.toplang.com/filelock.htm

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My task bar is set to hide, but won't. I think I've figured out what causes it, but not how to fix. It's been going on for some time and usually rebooting gave a temporary solution. I could never figure out what caused it ; it would just all of a sudden not hide. Well I just did a scan using my HP OfficeJet Pro 6810 and now the task bar is stuck open again.
I haven't tried yet, but it could also happen using the HP 6810 to print as well. So I guess HP is taking control of the task bar.

A:Taskbar won't hide

Do they show an icon in the system tray? Can the option be set to not show a tray icon? I am thinking maybe it disables AutoHide because it wants you to see the tray icon. Just guessing.

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I know this question has come up before and there are the typical cryptic responses by those that seem to have arthritis of the finger or want to appear to want to dismiss us ignorant people that are seeking an answer. Maybe I should be more forgiving as it has been stated often that we in the USA are often lacking in writing skills or lack command of the language.

In any case, I would like to know why my task bar will not hide without rebooting. This apparently occurs from time to time and simply pulling up "properties" and "applying" does not solve the problem.

I would like an answer that can be understood by others who have the same problem without having to start a thread and can go to the "search" function and find the answer. I can understand that there will be a few that will take the attitude that I should be grateful for whatever is offered and that I am being over demanding. Well I should have been able to Google this question and to find an answer to this common question. Instead, I find short cryptic and often irrelevant remarks that assume that we should have already known the answer.

The question: Why won't my task bar hide without rebooting and how do I fix it?
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A:My taskbar will not hide; why?

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I've got the taskbar set to autohide, but sometimes it won't. Sometimes when this happens one of the icons in the taskbar has a yellowish background instead of blue, and it's this application which is requesting attention - once I've opened this window and done whatever it's asking me to do, the taskbar will autohide again. But often none of the icons is highlighted. If I've got 20 or 30 windows open, how am I supposed to find out which one is stopping the taskbar from autohiding? If it won't autohide, it's normally covering the horizontal scroll bar or some other important feature of the window I'm trying to use, so them I have to make the window of this application smaller. Eventually it seems that autohide is more hassle than it's worth - I might as well have the b*** taksbar there all the time.

Any ideas on how to overcome this annoyance?

Thanks - Rowan

A:Why won't the Taskbar hide?

have a look here for the moment Microsoft Fix it Solution Center
i had this prob and just searching my archives
some programs running can cause the taskbar to not close.
run the pc from fresh boot (stop autostart programs )with out unessential programs running then introduce the ones you want to run one by one and see if there is a particular one that stops the taskbar auto hiding.
have a look at brinks tutorials Tip
Microsoft has made available a hotfix that will resolve a problem where the taskbar customizations are lost and reset to defaults when automatic logon is enabled in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. More details are available at FIX: The Taskbar is reset to the default settings when you use the "Automatically Log On" feature in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Taskbar Auto-hide - Turn On or Off

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When I set some programs(I found 2 of such programs - Opera 10.50beta and Eclipse) to maximized screen, the task bar is no more accessible. It is set to be auto-hiding and always on top. Programs are not in full-screen mode(i.e. f11 doesn't help). Pressing windows key on keyboard is not the way I like it, plus these keys are usually locked to avoid pressing them by mistake (Logitech G15 keyboard). That happened at the first day of fresh install. Any ideas on how to fix it?(turning off auto-hiding helps, but I don't like it )

Same on netbook Acer Aspire One.

A:Taskbar auto-hide

I am having same problem. When Windows Media Center is maximized , I can not mouse down to bring up the hidden task bar. This happens on my desktop and on my netbook. I have Win7 Home Premium on both and both are up to date. With Windows Media Center I thought this might be a feature rather than a bug, TV without distractions for example. Not sure.

Then I noticed the same thing with Firefox 8 in full screen mode. Firefox is fine when maximized. The full screen mode I am referencing is the Firefox full screen mode.

I saw others having the same issue with Google Chrome as well as other programs.

I know all the work-a rounds, so please don't post those.

Is this a Windows 7 problem or is it the way programs are written? Maybe something to do with focus? Maybe hard-coding the height of a window and thus not allowing space for the mouse to bring focus to the task bar?

Don't know.

Any ideas?

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