Auto-Hide Taskbar doesn't work properly


rasmasyean

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Is it me, or is the "Auto-hide taskbar" feature a little wanky?
It sometimes works, sometimes doesn't, sometimes it gets stuck and you just can't seem to get rid of it, etc.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10850K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z490-A
    Memory
    G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64GB (2 x 32GB), Model: F4-4000C18D-64GVK
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Ventus GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x ASUS VG278QR 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 165Hz 0.5ms
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
    Keyboard
    CORSAIR K100 RGB Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    MSI Z270 GAMING PLUS
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB 06G-P4-6163-KR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sceptre U508CV-UMK 50-Inch Glass 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T2 Compact CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Anywhere 3
Mine has a problem as well and has since mid summer. In my case, at times the taskbar will hide and won't un-hide. At other times I can't get it to hide. Some times it will start working on its own, but I usually restart explorer using a shortcut key and it works immediately. I don't show any file corruption but plan to do a repair install. Just haven't gotten around to doing it as right now it only a minor inconvenience every once in a while.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
I just got a pop up saying something about a side toolbar I think, and I can only have one toolbar hidden at a time or something.

Then it seemed to uncheck my taskbar auto-hide box and I had to recheck it.

What the heck was that all about? lol
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10850K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z490-A
    Memory
    G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64GB (2 x 32GB), Model: F4-4000C18D-64GVK
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Ventus GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x ASUS VG278QR 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 165Hz 0.5ms
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
    Keyboard
    CORSAIR K100 RGB Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    MSI Z270 GAMING PLUS
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB 06G-P4-6163-KR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sceptre U508CV-UMK 50-Inch Glass 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T2 Compact CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Anywhere 3
Without more info on complete message you got I'm just guessing but it may be this.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Ooooh....I saw something like that a couple of times in Edge I think and closed it. It's that ChatGPT thing which I guess they are trying to force us to use on the Desktop now? God I hate that thing. Now it has something like "Creative" setting to help make an excuse for all the mistakes it makes. *rollseyes*
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10850K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z490-A
    Memory
    G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64GB (2 x 32GB), Model: F4-4000C18D-64GVK
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Ventus GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x ASUS VG278QR 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 165Hz 0.5ms
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
    Keyboard
    CORSAIR K100 RGB Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    MSI Z270 GAMING PLUS
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 6GB 06G-P4-6163-KR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sceptre U508CV-UMK 50-Inch Glass 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T2 Compact CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Anywhere 3
The co-pilot side pane for Edge is seen when you open co-pilot chat from within Edge. (The funny blue icon to the right of the three dots in Edge.) This side pane is closed from within Edge by hitting its X close icon.

The side pane referenced above is the co-pilot side pane for the pre-release version of co-pilot within Windows itself. It's a little icon that attaches to your taskbar just to the right of your search. If you do not unpin it, it shows all the time and uses valuable screen space.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

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This section in the documentation of ExplorerPatcher gives an overview of what can be possible to achieve with the taskbar: All features
Note: doubleclick on the taskbar toggles the taskbar's autohide.

Choosing to use the Windows 10 style for the taskbar like shown in my example screenshot above also solves a whole plethora of other problems with the taskbar (and notification area thereof) in Windows 11. In fact I have a fairly long list of these problems, but some people will insist that ExplorerPatcher causes more problems. What little problems I have found with ExplorerPatcher over the past 2 years and 2 months either were not impactful enough to waste time trying to describe them again here or were such an easy fix that a part of me wanted to start making another list... of Flat Earthers. :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF

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