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Anonymous
July 4, 2005 8:44:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

XP-Pro/SP2 Toshiba M10

About half the time I float the cursor over an icon in either the quick
launch section or the system tray section of the task bar, the icon info
window is buried underneath/behind the task bar.

I have an NVidea card and have played with the various desktop settings
through the NVidea display utility. but it changes nothing.

I have experienced this on three separate machines using three separate
display adapters, so I am thinking this is an OS problem.

Any thoughts?
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 9:52:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Review the following tips from Kelly, MS-MVP:
<Quote>
What is the difference between Minimize All and Show Desktop?
http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewt­hing/archive/2004/05/27/143042­.aspx


Added tips and workarounds:


Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar (Line 321)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.co­m/xp_tweaks.htm


Restore Taskbar and Desktop to Default Functionality (Line 164)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.co­m/xp_tweaks.htm


Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.co­m/taskbarplus!.htm



</Endquote>

--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

Dr. Dos wrote:
> XP-Pro/SP2 Toshiba M10
>
> About half the time I float the cursor over an icon in either the
> quick launch section or the system tray section of the task bar, the
> icon info window is buried underneath/behind the task bar.
>
> I have an NVidea card and have played with the various desktop
> settings through the NVidea display utility. but it changes nothing.
>
> I have experienced this on three separate machines using three
> separate display adapters, so I am thinking this is an OS problem.
>
> Any thoughts?
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 10:19:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Review the following tips from Kelly, MS-MVP:
<Quote>
What is the difference between Minimize All and Show Desktop?
http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewt­hing/archive/2004/05/27/143042­.aspx


Added tips and workarounds:


Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar (Line 321)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.co­m/xp_tweaks.htm


Restore Taskbar and Desktop to Default Functionality (Line 164)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.co­m/xp_tweaks.htm


Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.co­m/taskbarplus!.htm


</Endquote>

--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

Dr. Dos wrote:
> XP-Pro/SP2 Toshiba M10
>
> About half the time I float the cursor over an icon in either the
> quick launch section or the system tray section of the task bar, the
> icon info window is buried underneath/behind the task bar.
>
> I have an NVidea card and have played with the various desktop
> settings through the NVidea display utility. but it changes nothing.
>
> I have experienced this on three separate machines using three
> separate display adapters, so I am thinking this is an OS problem.
>
> Any thoughts?
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Anonymous
July 4, 2005 10:22:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

On Mon, 04 Jul 2005 16:44:06 -0500, Dr. Dos wrote:

> XP-Pro/SP2 Toshiba M10
>
> About half the time I float the cursor over an icon in either the quick
> launch section or the system tray section of the task bar, the icon info
> window is buried underneath/behind the task bar.
>
> I have an NVidea card and have played with the various desktop settings
> through the NVidea display utility. but it changes nothing.
>
> I have experienced this on three separate machines using three separate
> display adapters, so I am thinking this is an OS problem.
>
> Any thoughts?

The problem is an "on top" issue. Both the taskbar and the toolbar are
fighting for that position. Have not seen a solution yet that works 100%. I
did see a recent post that described a new twist (workaround).
Unfortunately, I did not jot down that person's name but here's the gist of
their method:

Taskbar Properties> uncheck box to keep taskbar on top of other windows.
Click Apply. At this point the tooltips will show up again. Then check the
box again to keep taskbar on top and click OK to close the properties
window.

Rinse and repeat as needed.

So far this works well for me and is less bothersome or intrusive than some
other workarounds that I've tried in the past. It puts the z order of
positioning right again and will hold until the next time XP "forgets."

Hope the suggestion helps you too.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 11:02:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

This is a bug from day 1.

Everyone who should, knows about it. Fixing it, I guess, it is just not high
on the priority list of things to do.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Dr. Dos" <DrDos@nospam.no> wrote in message
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> XP-Pro/SP2 Toshiba M10
>
> About half the time I float the cursor over an icon in either the quick
> launch section or the system tray section of the task bar, the icon info
> window is buried underneath/behind the task bar.
>
> I have an NVidea card and have played with the various desktop settings
> through the NVidea display utility. but it changes nothing.
>
> I have experienced this on three separate machines using three separate
> display adapters, so I am thinking this is an OS problem.
>
> Any thoughts?
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 1:04:20 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Sharon F wrote:
> On Mon, 04 Jul 2005 16:44:06 -0500, Dr. Dos wrote:
>
>
>>XP-Pro/SP2 Toshiba M10
>>
>>About half the time I float the cursor over an icon in either the quick
>>launch section or the system tray section of the task bar, the icon info
>>window is buried underneath/behind the task bar.
>>
>>I have an NVidea card and have played with the various desktop settings
>> through the NVidea display utility. but it changes nothing.
>>
>>I have experienced this on three separate machines using three separate
>>display adapters, so I am thinking this is an OS problem.
>>
>>Any thoughts?
>
>
> The problem is an "on top" issue. Both the taskbar and the toolbar are
> fighting for that position. Have not seen a solution yet that works 100%. I
> did see a recent post that described a new twist (workaround).
> Unfortunately, I did not jot down that person's name but here's the gist of
> their method:
>
> Taskbar Properties> uncheck box to keep taskbar on top of other windows.
> Click Apply. At this point the tooltips will show up again. Then check the
> box again to keep taskbar on top and click OK to close the properties
> window.
>
> Rinse and repeat as needed.
>
> So far this works well for me and is less bothersome or intrusive than some
> other workarounds that I've tried in the past. It puts the z order of
> positioning right again and will hold until the next time XP "forgets."
>
> Hope the suggestion helps you too.
>
Yes. That certainly works short term. I am prepared to rinse and repeat
as required.
Thanks
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 1:05:08 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Maurice N ~ MVP wrote:

> Review the following tips from Kelly, MS-MVP:
> <Quote>
> What is the difference between Minimize All and Show Desktop?
> http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewt­hing/archive/2004/05/27/143042­.aspx
>
>
> Added tips and workarounds:
>
>
> Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar (Line 321)
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.co­m/xp_tweaks.htm
>
>
> Restore Taskbar and Desktop to Default Functionality (Line 164)
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.co­m/xp_tweaks.htm
>
>
> Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.co­m/taskbarplus!.htm
>
>
> </Endquote>
>
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