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Can't Remove Double-height Taskbar...


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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:51 PM

Hello all.

I have a persistent problem with my taskbar jumping up to be a double height. I've tried everything to move it down to being a normal bar, but nothing works except rebooting. And when rebooting doesn't work I do a system restore.

It's a nuisance.

When I place the cursor on the top edge and it turns into a double spearhead, and then move it downwards, the taskbar disappears all together beneath the screen.

I'd appreciate any help with this.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:30 PM

Try this utility from Kelly's Korner to repair the taskbar
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:39 PM

Try unlocking the Task Bar by right clicking on it and unchecking the Lock TaskBar entry.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:43 PM

Thanks garmanma - but your link refuses to download for me. click click click - and nothing.

usama - thanks, but the taskbar lock is already unlocked.

Oops! I spoke too soon. garmanma - it was downloading ok, but in WinRAR zip files on my very cluttered desktop. I'll see if there's an answer there. Thanks!

Update: I set it to default back to normal, but the Repair button remains inactive. Maybe I have to buy this program before I can use all of its goodies... ?


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:22 PM

Whoops, used to be free. I haven't been there in a while. Now it's $5.00
On the same page they provide a registry hack to lock the size and position of the taskbar. If you are to try this, PLEASE back up your registry. I'll also do some further research

Regedit
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"LockTaskbar"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSizeMove"=dword:00000000

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One other thought. If you have a whole lot of programs in the statup area and you've enabled hide inactive icons, maybe that's causing a problem

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#6 Bone Idol

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:38 PM

Thanks Mark. (I'm a newbie). I clicked a notice that popped up from nowhere, and Hey Presto! the taskbar returned to normal! :thumbsup:

Thanks for this little software tool. Maybe it's working for me afterall!

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 05:52 PM

The TaskBar Repair Tool Plus! has proved to be not much use to me, unfortunately. It reduces my taskbar to a single bar ok - but in the process it deletes 3 or 4 of my icons in the system tray - one of which won't return unless I re-boot.




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