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Solution For Tooltips Behind Taskbar Bug In Xp.


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#1 david28

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:24 AM

Hi everyone,

While experimenting with my PC I found why the tool tips sometimes go behind the taskbar. This is a common bug that many people experience. There is no fix for it, yet, so it can be annoying :thumbsup:. If you right click on something in the programs section of the Start Menu, this makes tool tips go behind the taskbar and the only way to stop it is to turn the computer off, then back on. So to stop this from happening, try to refrain from right-clicking in the Programs section of the start menu. Hope this helps anyone with this problem! :flowers:

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 04:22 AM

I have had this problem before, there are two ways I have found to deal with it. the first is to hover over another icon then go back to theone you want. or the other way (if the problem is persistant) isto simply crash explorer.exe
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 05:18 AM

Ok thanks for adding that. I wish Microsoft would find someway to fix this.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:38 AM

It might have something to do with lock the taskbar settings, or the autohid feature.
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:35 PM

Not a very elegant solution - but it's the "official" way :thumbsup:

Tooltips for some taskbar icons are hidden behind the taskbar on a Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=912650&SD=tech

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:16 AM

Wait, now I noticed something else. :flowers: I used to have the taskbar unlocked and never had this problem. About a 2 months ago i set it so my taskbar is locked. That is when I started experiencing problems. I will have my taskbar unlocked and report back if this works aswell.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:22 AM

Turns out it doesn't help :thumbsup: ! Does Microsoft not make a fix for this because they don't know how to or is it because they are just lazy?

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:05 PM

I find just hitting the "Show Desktop" Icon restores the tooltips to the foreground.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:26 AM

That is usually the opposite for me :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:42 PM

Tooltips for some taskbar icons are hidden behind the taskbar on a Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=912650&SD=tech

Logging off and back on fixes it for me. I'm glad to know not to reboot, though it's not really a problem; it's not like I don't know what my icons are anyway.

I find just hitting the "Show Desktop" Icon restores the tooltips to the foreground.

The "Show Desktop" method had no effect on my computer.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:59 PM

Try this handy, no-install app with a single purpose: Tooltip fixes:
http://www.4shared.com/file/15146928/e7e35...ToolTipFix.html

I configured it for my 82 year old Mom, and it does the trick in one click from Quick Launch. Easy.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:14 PM

I looked at several of the fixes out there and ended up getting a little program called Tool Tip Manager (http://tooltipmanager.com) that will take care of that problem. I went with that one because it works perfectly, is automatic, and does not require a separate process running all the time. Oh, and it lets you change the font, colors, and auto-hide time-out.

I hope this helps.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:46 PM

Thanks for that and :thumbsup: to BC!

You contributed already on your first post, well done :trumpet:

I still think it would be better if Microsoft came out with some sort of fix which can be accessed via Microsoft Update. (Come to think of it, what is the chance they have made this fix and it is in Service Pack 3? We just have to wait and see but I doubt it very much :flowers: )

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Edited by david28, 02 May 2008 - 07:47 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:55 PM

late add to this!
heard before that r clicking on progs list caused this prob - but
- for some reason (for me....) r clicking and choosing 'sort by name'
- fixes it! :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:54 AM

Nope...didn't work for me :thumbsup:




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