Taskbars get hidden when I maximise windows


k0065126

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I decided to install Win11 on my desktop ahead of Microsoft offering it to me by upgrading from Win 10. Now sometimes a few days after a reboot when I maximise some windows on my first or second iiyama monitors the window fills the whole screen instead of leaving the taskbar showing.
Dose anyone have any idea if there is anything I can do to prevent this.
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Viv
 
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I decided to install Win11 on my desktop ahead of Microsoft offering it to me by upgrading from Win 10. Now sometimes a few days after a reboot when I maximise some windows on my first or second iiyama monitors the window fills the whole screen instead of leaving the taskbar showing.
Dose anyone have any idea if there is anything I can do to prevent this.
Thanks,
Viv
Try holding down Ctrl and scrolling up or down with the mouse wheel.
 

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Try holding down Ctrl and scrolling up or down with the mouse wheel.
BTW, although Skype is supposed to be able to zoom, it doesn't for me. Pretty much everything else will zoom in or out though.
 

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Try holding down Ctrl and scrolling up or down with the mouse wheel.
Thanks, not something I was aware of. That just changes the magnification of the window without making the window fit the space above the taskbar.
 

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BTW, although Skype is supposed to be able to zoom, it doesn't for me. Pretty much everything else will zoom in or out though.
I don't use Skype. Hopefully your problem will be solved in a future update.
 

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What happens when you press the windows key? Should show the start screen and the task bar. Just a workaround for now maybe.
 

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Thanks, not something I was aware of. That just changes the magnification of the window without making the window fit the space above the taskbar.
Ah. OK, I have been experimenting with it only for a couple days.
 

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I've always been notorious for setting program properties to run as maximized. Here's what I did. Right click on your program, under "run" select normal window instead of maximized. Open your program and drag the edges to fill the screen or whatever size you want. When you close the program, Windows remembers the size. From then on, when you show your taskbar it will cover the bottom edge of window. You can still maximize normally. The key to it is what you have set in properties.
 

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What happens when you press the windows key? Should show the start screen and the task bar. Just a workaround for now maybe.
Thanks, that does show the start screen so maybe something I will have to do if I get desperate.
 

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I've always been notorious for setting program properties to run as maximized. Here's what I did. Right click on your program, under "run" select normal window instead of maximized. Open your program and drag the edges to fill the screen or whatever size you want. When you close the program, Windows remembers the size. From then on, when you show your taskbar it will cover the bottom edge of window. You can still maximize normally. The key to it is what you have set in properties.
Thanks for the suggestion but Windows does remember the correct size for a day or two, then decides that maximised programs should occupy the whole of the screen, not just the area above the taskbar. I have resized programs as you suggested but that does not last. Maybe Microsoft will make some changes which will stop this problem in a future update.
 

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Sorry it doesn't work for you. It works every time here.
 

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This issue has been happening since XP. Try the F11 key a couple of times. Another thing to try is, before you open a window, right click the task bar, taskbar settings, taskbar behaviours and select 'automatically hide the taskbar'. Open a maximised window and move the cursor to the bottom. If the taskbar pops up then right click it again and turn off the 'automatically hide the taskbar'.
Another thing to know is if you double click on a blank space on the top bar(tab bar) of a maximised window it will go back down to a previously resised window allowing you to see the task bar. Double click again and it will go back to being maximised.
 

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This issue has been happening since XP. Try the F11 key a couple of times. Another thing to try is, before you open a window, right click the task bar, taskbar settings, taskbar behaviours and select 'automatically hide the taskbar'. Open a maximised window and move the cursor to the bottom. If the taskbar pops up then right click it again and turn off the 'automatically hide the taskbar'.
Another thing to know is if you double click on a blank space on the top bar(tab bar) of a maximised window it will go back down to a previously resised window allowing you to see the task bar. Double click again and it will go back to being maximised.
It looks as if pressing the F11 key a couple of times does the trick. I will try your other suggestions later. Many thanks.
 

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