What is that bottom bar that looks like "top of Android" with a short horizontal line in the middle?


rasmasyean

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What the heck is this new thing supposed to be? I got a tablet with Windows 11 Home and I can't seem to get rid of it.
Hiding the taskbar just hides the thick one with the icons but leaves this thin one in its place.
It has simple "statuses" like WiFi, Sound, Battery, Time", which I'm guessing it's supposed to be like the phones, where it would also have cellular bars if it supports a SIM.

Is there a way to get rid of it? I can't seem to find the setting.

Thanks.
 

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It sounds like the system status bar for your tablet as you have guessed, but I would need to see an image of it before I can be definitive.

Check the tablets' settings, not the Window's settings for an option to hide it, assuming the tablet has it's own BIOS/settings of course.

Strange that it is on the bottom though, are you holding the tablet the right way up? Maybe it does not rotate with the screen either?

Are you able to flip it out of sight with a finger or pointer?

It would help if we knew the make/model of the tablet though.
 

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Thanks for that.

That is your tablets' system status bar.

Unfortunately, I could not locate any decent documentation for that tablet, so I have no idea if you can access the BIOS/Settings for the tablet or not.

I think you are stuck with that bar on display all the time.

Are you able to expand that bar by clicking/tapping on the horizontal line and dragging it upwards?
 

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Dragging the bar upwards only "transforms" it into the Taskbar.

Funny thing is...now it actually goes away with the keyboard attached!
This is only after I turned off "Rotation Lock" for the first time to check on you question above.
That must've reset some sort of setting binding to the surface keyboard.

But, yeah, it looks like it always pops up when I remove the surface keyboard.
 

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That kind of makes sense, but it would probably be better if you could swipe it out of the way when the keyboard was detached.

Overall, how would you rate it's performance ... fast or slow or ???

Is the stylus as good as they claim?
 

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Yeah, the "Tablet Status Bar" now goes away with the Surface Keyboard attached. I dug up a USB keyboard to try it, but it doesn't make it go away. :-/

The tablet is pretty fast. I haven't tried anything intense on it yet but for general Office Apps use and surfing, it's pretty smooth.

I just tried the stylus and it's pretty cool. I'm no artist or anything so I can't really tell how well it would be for drawing, but in Photos is seems to be work with pressure OK. And it has a decent detection distance for palm rejection. This pen came with 2 tips so presumably you might wear it out when you press hard.

The keyboard otoh....ugh.
In mine the touchpad Y-axis doesn't register on the bottom half inch or so, and the X-axis doesn't register on the right half inch. Amazon said the seller will send me a replacement so we'll see. This keyboard is very similar to my previous one (a KUU LePad bundle---which is curiously very similar to this Chuwi Ubook X) where I got one that was bent with a spacebar "low-sensitivity" issue. They must get it from the same Shenzhen street contractor or something. And that one, I had to send all parts to China and it came back with Windows Pro in Chinese. I eventually figured out how to change the language. lol
 

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Thanks.

I bet that was fun trying to find how to change the language! ... lol

I don't think I would ever buy something like this, but I am always curious about new things and how they perform etc...

I hope you get everything sorted out. (y)
 

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Yeah, at first I contacted them cuz I figured they just gave me a Chinese bootleg copy. They told me to send it back to China again! Then I poked around another computer and figured how to do it. I'm pretty sure they just gave me some employee's tablet that they weren't gonna use. It had someone's login and all.

But at least the keyboard worked. It lasted just shy of 2 years where I had to press the ribbon inside the fold for like 2 weeks to reconnect it until it totally failed. Not sure how long real Surface keyboards last. And the battery dropped to like and hour (from 4) in that time too. I'll have to admit I did carry it around a lot so...nothing lasts forever.
 

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An update on my Keyboard defect in case anyone is interested.

They sent me a replacement keyboard...with the exact same issue! lol

I had suspected that they had a manufacturing issue where the machine misaligned the touchpad grid for this keyboard. I guess it must be a whole batch or something missed by QA (if existent). Either that or they bundled it anyway for "cheaper" in hopes that this "minor inconvenience" wouldn't warrant many returns. lol

Stuff like this is not a surprise from Chinese products though. One of the things you have to accept when going for cheap clones like this is the lottery effect. I mean, I've had experiences with this with educational products like sensors and other small electronics where I suspect they actually take reject batches and black market IP patterns and make copies for cheap on ebay and Amazon. You never know what you get, and although it might work under ideal conditions, they aren't robust or resistance to imperfect electrical conditions in your projects.
 

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Looks like a hamburger that's had the bun stolen from it.
 

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What the heck is this new thing supposed to be? I got a tablet with Windows 11 Home and I can't seem to get rid of it.
Hiding the taskbar just hides the thick one with the icons but leaves this thin one in its place.
It has simple "statuses" like WiFi, Sound, Battery, Time", which I'm guessing it's supposed to be like the phones, where it would also have cellular bars if it supports a SIM.

Is there a way to get rid of it? I can't seem to find the setting.
You are describing the Tablet-optimized Taskbar. This is how to turn it off.

 

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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

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    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

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