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Thread: Auto-Hide the Taskbar Using the Registry

  1. #1
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    Oct 2008

    Auto-Hide the Taskbar Using the Registry

    One way to activate the auto- hide taskbar option is via the registry. However, it should be noted that this method is technical in nature and does require some code and registry knowledge.

    Step 1.
    Go to Start and then select Run. In the Run input type regedit

    when you enter into registry there you would see the files and folders viewable, then in the registry you may search for HKCU\Software \Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion \Explorer\ StuckRects2

    Step 3.
    once you put the registry key, you will be directed to the Settings. This value is a REG_Binary type. Within this you need to find the settings for the taskbar, as well as you could also make the settings for icon size and icon placement.

    Step 4.
    whatever the value you put it will get written only when your computer log offs, and it would be difficult to catch the value. You will first have to fiddle around with the environment and then export the data.

    Step 5.
    Once you have located and exported the data, test to see if the taskbar works properly.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Re: Auto-Hide the Taskbar Using the Registry


    I am also searching for this kind of tip since very long time, and the most important thing is that this tip get active only just within the 5 steps. I have also search for this tip on other forums but they were very lengthy as well as very complicated and on top of that playing with system registry file always make me one step back.

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