Task Bar will not Auto Hide until clicking in the 2021 Outlook Reminder Window.


TPerk100

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Task bar will not autohide and some windows don't work correctly until I click on the Outlook Reminders window, and then all is OK. This is the exact same behavoir I had on my previous computer, Win10 and Outlook 2010 system. This happens at least once or twice per day. It's aggravating and I'd like to know how to fix it.

Thanks for any help.
 

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    Win 11 Pro
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    Self Built
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    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
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    ASRock X570S PG Riptide
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    32 Gig DDR4
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    NVIDIA T600 by Lenovo
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    MB
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    3 27" Samsung 2700s
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
Sounds like Outlook Reminder is stealing focus since it is always running, at least I saw that on my Outlook 2010 and 2013 so don't use it.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
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    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
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    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
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    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
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    PC/Desktop
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    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
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    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
My Microsoft 365 subscription doesn't have that behavior.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED
    CPU
    11th Gen i9 -11900H
    Memory
    32 GB 3200 MHz DDR4
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    NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050Ti
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    15.6" OLED Infinity Edge Touch
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    16:10 Aspect Ratio (3456 x 2160)
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    1 Terabyte M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    2 Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C™)
    1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C™)
    SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
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    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
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    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
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    Microsoft File History
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    Macrium Reflect
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    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
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    i5
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    8 GB
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    256GB SSD
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    900 Mbps Netgear Orbi + 2 Satellites
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    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
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    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription (Office)
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Microsoft File History
    Microsoft Outlook
    Microsoft OneNote
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
This is usually caused by one of the apps that appears in the notification area. It includes the hidden ones as well. Do any of them have any un-attended alert symbols on them (ie flag, red dot, exclamation mark, etc) Try the suggestions in this article. https://allthings.how/how-to-fix-taskbar-not-hiding-on-windows-11/

You might turn off notifications for Outlook to see if it stops it.
 

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
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    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 depend on Reminder window to remind me of the numerous appointment, events, tasks, etc. I have scheduled. I really like it for this purpose, so don't really want to turn it off............ unless there is an alternative solution????

I am not interestsed in 365 subscription.

Glass- not sure what you mean. Chk the screen shot. Are you referring to the small bottom right icons in task bar. There are no alerts shown there.
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    ASRock X570S PG Riptide
    Memory
    32 Gig DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA T600 by Lenovo
    Sound Card
    MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 27" Samsung 2700s
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
small bottom right icons
Yes that's the ones. It probably won't make a difference but in taskbar settings, try turning off taskbar badges, restart, and then turn them back on again.

You might also open a command prompt as administrator and type sfc /scannow to make sure there is no corruption in the system files.

Since you saw the same behavior in Windows 10 I feel that something carried over from 10 to 11 so I'm not sure an in-place upgrade would help. It might take a clean install to fix it.
 

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 thought I had responded to this, but don't see my response here, so here it is again.
Have toggled badges and restarted. Will see what happens now.
I regularly run Scannow
Not an upgrade....... new hardware, Win11 and Office 21
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    ASRock X570S PG Riptide
    Memory
    32 Gig DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA T600 by Lenovo
    Sound Card
    MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 27" Samsung 2700s
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
OK.......same problem today. More suggestions?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    ASRock X570S PG Riptide
    Memory
    32 Gig DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA T600 by Lenovo
    Sound Card
    MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 27" Samsung 2700s
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
I just found this that was posted during Windows 10. Seems as though this behavior is by design,
 

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
It is by design. Why use notifications if they're going to be hidden. If it's such an annoyance disable notifications - when the notification appears, click the button that says stop notifications for said app.

You can also go to Start, System, in the left pane click System, and in the right pane click Notifications; you'll get a dropdown menu of all apps pushing notifications. Simply turn off the ones you don't want ;-)

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3007)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, audiophile media center, work.
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    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    ASRock X570S PG Riptide
    Memory
    32 Gig DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA T600 by Lenovo
    Sound Card
    MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 27" Samsung 2700s
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920

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