Re: Taskbar has a personality



Bram Weiser
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
Dear Kelly,

Many apologies for not responding sooner. (I wasn't notified of your
response -- thought I would be -- and just plain forgot to check
manually...Many thanks for responding!)

I'll be taking a look at your articles (thanks for the links) but, if I may,
rebooting doesn't "cure" it, it just makes it go away for the session as I
then start another one. What I was hoping was to find out more about why it
happens at all, and what I could do to prevent it from happening in the first
place.

Hopefully, as one idea, your links will help out there.

Thanks again.

Bram


"Kelly" wrote:

> Hi Bram,
>
> No know sure fire fix is available at this time. In most cases, this is
> cured by rebooting. More info here:
>
> Explanation given here:
>
> What is the difference between Minimize All and Show Desktop?
> http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2004/05/27/143042.aspx
>
> Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar (Line 321)
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> Restore Taskbar and Desktop to Default Functionality (Line 164)
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
>
> --
> Happy Mardi Gras,
> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>
>
> "Bram Weiser" <BramWeiser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4D44BBE8-640C-4B64-886F-29F3866A3528@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > Last night, my WinXP SP1 Home Edition taskbar showed some unusual behavior
> > last night and I was wondering if anyone had insights/thoughts, pleas,
> > about
> > why it was happening and what I can do about it.
> >
> > 1) It would normally show a "ToolTip"-like fuller version of the window
> > name
> > if I hover over a button, BUT last night they were either invisible or (at
> > least partly) hidden behind the taskbar.
> >
> > 2) I would click on button A and the window on button B would open,
> > instead,
> > as if WinXP was somehow fixated on button B.
> >
> > Is this about memory/resources being low, or is something else at play?
> >
> > Thanks for your time and thoughts.
> >
> > Bram
>
>
>

BigBadBill
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
An alternative solution that programmatically changes the Z-order
(topmost/notopmost) value of the the taskbar has been crafted by MTec89.
Check it out, it works for me every time. A toolbar shortcut (or hotkey
assignment from a desktop shortcut) that runs his 20k FixXPToolTips.exe
program minimized seems to be a good workaround...

Download it from here:
http://mtec89net.com/?nid=7

Source code available from same link too (nice touch).

"Bram Weiser" wrote:

> Dear Kelly,
>
> Many apologies for not responding sooner. (I wasn't notified of your
> response -- thought I would be -- and just plain forgot to check
> manually...Many thanks for responding!)
>
> I'll be taking a look at your articles (thanks for the links) but, if I may,
> rebooting doesn't "cure" it, it just makes it go away for the session as I
> then start another one. What I was hoping was to find out more about why it
> happens at all, and what I could do to prevent it from happening in the first
> place.
>
> Hopefully, as one idea, your links will help out there.
>
> Thanks again.
>
> Bram
>
>
> "Kelly" wrote:
>
> > Hi Bram,
> >
> > No know sure fire fix is available at this time. In most cases, this is
> > cured by rebooting. More info here:
> >
> > Explanation given here:
> >
> > What is the difference between Minimize All and Show Desktop?
> > http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2004/05/27/143042.aspx
> >
> > Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar (Line 321)
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> >
> > Restore Taskbar and Desktop to Default Functionality (Line 164)
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> >
> > Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
> >
> > --
> > Happy Mardi Gras,
> > Kelly (MS-MVP)
> >
> > Troubleshooting Windows XP
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
> >
> >
> > "Bram Weiser" <BramWeiser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:4D44BBE8-640C-4B64-886F-29F3866A3528@microsoft.com...
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Last night, my WinXP SP1 Home Edition taskbar showed some unusual behavior
> > > last night and I was wondering if anyone had insights/thoughts, pleas,
> > > about
> > > why it was happening and what I can do about it.
> > >
> > > 1) It would normally show a "ToolTip"-like fuller version of the window
> > > name
> > > if I hover over a button, BUT last night they were either invisible or (at
> > > least partly) hidden behind the taskbar.
> > >
> > > 2) I would click on button A and the window on button B would open,
> > > instead,
> > > as if WinXP was somehow fixated on button B.
> > >
> > > Is this about memory/resources being low, or is something else at play?
> > >
> > > Thanks for your time and thoughts.
> > >
> > > Bram
> >
> >
> >

Kelly
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Sounds interesting, Bill. Remind me to check this out. :o)

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"BigBadBill" <BigBadBill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EDF2F4ED-C7F5-48E1-9CA4-0CFF841ACE84@microsoft.com...
> An alternative solution that programmatically changes the Z-order
> (topmost/notopmost) value of the the taskbar has been crafted by MTec89.
> Check it out, it works for me every time. A toolbar shortcut (or hotkey
> assignment from a desktop shortcut) that runs his 20k FixXPToolTips.exe
> program minimized seems to be a good workaround...
>
> Download it from here:
> http://mtec89net.com/?nid=7
>
> Source code available from same link too (nice touch).
>
> "Bram Weiser" wrote:
>
>> Dear Kelly,
>>
>> Many apologies for not responding sooner. (I wasn't notified of your
>> response -- thought I would be -- and just plain forgot to check
>> manually...Many thanks for responding!)
>>
>> I'll be taking a look at your articles (thanks for the links) but, if I
>> may,
>> rebooting doesn't "cure" it, it just makes it go away for the session as
>> I
>> then start another one. What I was hoping was to find out more about why
>> it
>> happens at all, and what I could do to prevent it from happening in the
>> first
>> place.
>>
>> Hopefully, as one idea, your links will help out there.
>>
>> Thanks again.
>>
>> Bram
>>
>>
>> "Kelly" wrote:
>>
>> > Hi Bram,
>> >
>> > No know sure fire fix is available at this time. In most cases, this
>> > is
>> > cured by rebooting. More info here:
>> >
>> > Explanation given here:
>> >
>> > What is the difference between Minimize All and Show Desktop?
>> > http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2004/05/27/143042.aspx
>> >
>> > Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar (Line 321)
>> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>> >
>> > Restore Taskbar and Desktop to Default Functionality (Line 164)
>> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>> >
>> > Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
>> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
>> >
>> > --
>> > Happy Mardi Gras,
>> > Kelly (MS-MVP)
>> >
>> > Troubleshooting Windows XP
>> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>> >
>> >
>> > "Bram Weiser" <BramWeiser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:4D44BBE8-640C-4B64-886F-29F3866A3528@microsoft.com...
>> > > Hello,
>> > >
>> > > Last night, my WinXP SP1 Home Edition taskbar showed some unusual
>> > > behavior
>> > > last night and I was wondering if anyone had insights/thoughts,
>> > > pleas,
>> > > about
>> > > why it was happening and what I can do about it.
>> > >
>> > > 1) It would normally show a "ToolTip"-like fuller version of the
>> > > window
>> > > name
>> > > if I hover over a button, BUT last night they were either invisible
>> > > or (at
>> > > least partly) hidden behind the taskbar.
>> > >
>> > > 2) I would click on button A and the window on button B would open,
>> > > instead,
>> > > as if WinXP was somehow fixated on button B.
>> > >
>> > > Is this about memory/resources being low, or is something else at
>> > > play?
>> > >
>> > > Thanks for your time and thoughts.
>> > >
>> > > Bram
>> >
>> >
>> >

Bram Weiser
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Dear Bill,

Thanks.

Do you know if this has an uninstall with it as well? Would something like
Spybot have an issue with it?

Please let me (and us) know when you get a chance, and thanks again.
--
Sincerely,
Bram Weiser


"BigBadBill" wrote:

> An alternative solution that programmatically changes the Z-order
> (topmost/notopmost) value of the the taskbar has been crafted by MTec89.
> Check it out, it works for me every time. A toolbar shortcut (or hotkey
> assignment from a desktop shortcut) that runs his 20k FixXPToolTips.exe
> program minimized seems to be a good workaround...
>
> Download it from here:
> http://mtec89net.com/?nid=7
>
> Source code available from same link too (nice touch).
>
> "Bram Weiser" wrote:
>
> > Dear Kelly,
> >
> > Many apologies for not responding sooner. (I wasn't notified of your
> > response -- thought I would be -- and just plain forgot to check
> > manually...Many thanks for responding!)
> >
> > I'll be taking a look at your articles (thanks for the links) but, if I may,
> > rebooting doesn't "cure" it, it just makes it go away for the session as I
> > then start another one. What I was hoping was to find out more about why it
> > happens at all, and what I could do to prevent it from happening in the first
> > place.
> >
> > Hopefully, as one idea, your links will help out there.
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> > Bram
> >
> >
> > "Kelly" wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Bram,
> > >
> > > No know sure fire fix is available at this time. In most cases, this is
> > > cured by rebooting. More info here:
> > >
> > > Explanation given here:
> > >
> > > What is the difference between Minimize All and Show Desktop?
> > > http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2004/05/27/143042.aspx
> > >
> > > Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar (Line 321)
> > > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> > >
> > > Restore Taskbar and Desktop to Default Functionality (Line 164)
> > > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> > >
> > > Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
> > > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
> > >
> > > --
> > > Happy Mardi Gras,
> > > Kelly (MS-MVP)
> > >
> > > Troubleshooting Windows XP
> > > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Bram Weiser" <BramWeiser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:4D44BBE8-640C-4B64-886F-29F3866A3528@microsoft.com...
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > Last night, my WinXP SP1 Home Edition taskbar showed some unusual behavior
> > > > last night and I was wondering if anyone had insights/thoughts, pleas,
> > > > about
> > > > why it was happening and what I can do about it.
> > > >
> > > > 1) It would normally show a "ToolTip"-like fuller version of the window
> > > > name
> > > > if I hover over a button, BUT last night they were either invisible or (at
> > > > least partly) hidden behind the taskbar.
> > > >
> > > > 2) I would click on button A and the window on button B would open,
> > > > instead,
> > > > as if WinXP was somehow fixated on button B.
> > > >
> > > > Is this about memory/resources being low, or is something else at play?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for your time and thoughts.
> > > >
> > > > Bram
> > >
> > >
> > >


Re: Taskbar has a personality