Auto-hide taskbar



RavensAces
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
My taskbar used to auto-hide and now it won't. When I check the "auto-hide"
box and click the "apply" button (in taskbar properties) the taskbar will
roll down off the screen. If I move the mouse pointer down to activate it,
it comes back on and stays.

The only changes I have made to the system is to load Norton Antivirus 2005
this morning ....... possible connection?

I am using Windows XP Home Edition

Thanks in advance for your help

John Barnett MVP
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
If it worked prior to installing Norton Anti virus then try uninstalling
Norton and see if the functionality returns. If it does then Norton is the
problem, as usual.

--
John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org


"RavensAces" <RavensAces@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:91E6DB3F-5EA1-4DB1-82A8-2C9634142C8C@microsoft.com...
> My taskbar used to auto-hide and now it won't. When I check the
> "auto-hide"
> box and click the "apply" button (in taskbar properties) the taskbar will
> roll down off the screen. If I move the mouse pointer down to activate
> it,
> it comes back on and stays.
>
> The only changes I have made to the system is to load Norton Antivirus
> 2005
> this morning ....... possible connection?
>
> I am using Windows XP Home Edition
>
> Thanks in advance for your help
>
>

Stan Brown
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
On Wed, 8 Jun 2005 10:54:04 -0700, "RavensAces"
<RavensAces@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>My taskbar used to auto-hide and now it won't. When I check the "auto-hide"
>box and click the "apply" button (in taskbar properties) the taskbar will
>roll down off the screen. If I move the mouse pointer down to activate it,
>it comes back on and stays.
>
>The only changes I have made to the system is to load Norton Antivirus 2005
>this morning ....... possible connection?

Have you gone into Standby or Hibernate while logged on? If so, you
might try this tip, which I wrote after discovering the documented
trick:

http://oakroadsystems.com/tech/winxptip.htm#TaskbarAutohide



--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
"I feel a wave of morning sickness coming on, and I want to
be standing on your mother's grave when it hits."


Auto-hide taskbar