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Window Maximize Covers/Hides Taskbar

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  • Chrome
  • Taskbar
  • Maximize
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
May 9, 2011 1:47:16 PM

Somehow I hit a key combo accidentally and now when I maximize a window (word, chrome, firefox, etc.) it covers the taskbar (bar at bottom with the 'Start' button). This is not the 'auto-hide' functionality. I've verified that the checkbox for 'auto-hide' is unchecked, and the taskbar will not appear no matter how long I hover over it. Also I don't think this is related to the F11 key, because when I click F11 in Chrome, the list of tabs at the top is also hidden. Everything I find it related to F11 or Auto-Hide, but there has to be another option which I accidentally triggered.

When I minimize all windows the taskbar is there exactly like it should be. Also if I have windows open but non maximized, the taskbar is visible as long as a window doesn't move over it. It's almost like the windows are pinned. The problem is that all maximized windows paint over it. I'm running Windows XP.

Thanks for the help!

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May 9, 2011 2:02:05 PM

Is the "keep taskbar on top of other windows" checked?
May 9, 2011 2:06:35 PM


Thanks that fixed it.
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May 16, 2011 1:45:37 PM

Best answer selected by Johnny6.
July 29, 2011 4:56:37 PM

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