Taskbar fly-by description items are BEHIND Taskbar, not visible



Chigongman
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Weird...

With the Taskbar across the bottom of the main XP screen, holding the mouse
over an icon brings up the fly-by text explaining what it is -- but it's
BEHIND the Taskbar! With multi-line descriptions there's a tiny bit of the
top of the text box visible peeking out over the top of the Taskbar from
behind it (and otherwise there's nothing visible at all). The problem is the
same for QuickLaunch items, icons for open programs, and SysTray items.

I have not noticed how long this has been going on for.

I'm using a P4 3.6 machine with 1GB RAM, a 128MB digital ATI card, and a
Logitech Laser MX1000 mouse with their newest SetPoint 2.31 software.

Thanks!

Jay

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Hi Jay,

It's a known bug without any permanent resolution.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Chigongman" <Chigongman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ACB0A40B-8C23-4AC6-8DDF-5D32B8761642@microsoft.com...
> Weird...
>
> With the Taskbar across the bottom of the main XP screen, holding the
> mouse
> over an icon brings up the fly-by text explaining what it is -- but it's
> BEHIND the Taskbar! With multi-line descriptions there's a tiny bit of the
> top of the text box visible peeking out over the top of the Taskbar from
> behind it (and otherwise there's nothing visible at all). The problem is
> the
> same for QuickLaunch items, icons for open programs, and SysTray items.
>
> I have not noticed how long this has been going on for.
>
> I'm using a P4 3.6 machine with 1GB RAM, a 128MB digital ATI card, and a
> Logitech Laser MX1000 mouse with their newest SetPoint 2.31 software.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jay
>

Chigongman
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Thanks, Rick! What a huge amount of effort saved by that little tidbit of
info! :-)

Jay


"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi Jay,
>
> It's a known bug without any permanent resolution.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Chigongman" <Chigongman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ACB0A40B-8C23-4AC6-8DDF-5D32B8761642@microsoft.com...
> > Weird...
> >
> > With the Taskbar across the bottom of the main XP screen, holding the
> > mouse
> > over an icon brings up the fly-by text explaining what it is -- but it's
> > BEHIND the Taskbar! With multi-line descriptions there's a tiny bit of the
> > top of the text box visible peeking out over the top of the Taskbar from
> > behind it (and otherwise there's nothing visible at all). The problem is
> > the
> > same for QuickLaunch items, icons for open programs, and SysTray items.
> >
> > I have not noticed how long this has been going on for.
> >
> > I'm using a P4 3.6 machine with 1GB RAM, a 128MB digital ATI card, and a
> > Logitech Laser MX1000 mouse with their newest SetPoint 2.31 software.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Jay
> >
>
>
>

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Chigongman wrote:

> Thanks, Rick! What a huge amount of effort saved by that little tidbit of
> info! :-)
>
> Jay
>
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>
>>Hi Jay,
>>
>>It's a known bug without any permanent resolution.
>>
>>--
>>Best of Luck,
>>
>>Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>>"Chigongman" <Chigongman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>news:ACB0A40B-8C23-4AC6-8DDF-5D32B8761642@microsoft.com...
>>
>>>Weird...
>>>
>>>With the Taskbar across the bottom of the main XP screen, holding the
>>>mouse
>>>over an icon brings up the fly-by text explaining what it is -- but it's
>>>BEHIND the Taskbar! With multi-line descriptions there's a tiny bit of the
>>>top of the text box visible peeking out over the top of the Taskbar from
>>>behind it (and otherwise there's nothing visible at all). The problem is
>>>the
>>>same for QuickLaunch items, icons for open programs, and SysTray items.
>>>
>>>I have not noticed how long this has been going on for.
>>>
>>>I'm using a P4 3.6 machine with 1GB RAM, a 128MB digital ATI card, and a
>>>Logitech Laser MX1000 mouse with their newest SetPoint 2.31 software.
>>>
>>>Thanks!
>>>
>>>Jay

A logoff then back on can sometimes cure it -- until the next time.


--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
What about this from Kelly's Korner?
"321. Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar"
Run # 321 from the left-hand column on this page:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm


Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
> Hi Jay,
>
> It's a known bug without any permanent resolution.
>
>
> "Chigongman" <Chigongman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ACB0A40B-8C23-4AC6-8DDF-5D32B8761642@microsoft.com...
>> Weird...
>>
>> With the Taskbar across the bottom of the main XP screen, holding the
>> mouse
>> over an icon brings up the fly-by text explaining what it is -- but
>> it's BEHIND the Taskbar! With multi-line descriptions there's a tiny
>> bit of the top of the text box visible peeking out over the top of
>> the Taskbar from behind it (and otherwise there's nothing visible at
>> all). The problem is the
>> same for QuickLaunch items, icons for open programs, and SysTray
>> items.
>>
>> I have not noticed how long this has been going on for.
>>
>> I'm using a P4 3.6 machine with 1GB RAM, a 128MB digital ATI card,
>> and a Logitech Laser MX1000 mouse with their newest SetPoint 2.31
>> software.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Jay

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Still only a temporary fix.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
news:O%23Q%23TNkWFHA.3000@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> What about this from Kelly's Korner?
> "321. Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar"
> Run # 321 from the left-hand column on this page:
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
>
> Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
>> Hi Jay,
>>
>> It's a known bug without any permanent resolution.
>>
>>
>> "Chigongman" <Chigongman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:ACB0A40B-8C23-4AC6-8DDF-5D32B8761642@microsoft.com...
>>> Weird...
>>>
>>> With the Taskbar across the bottom of the main XP screen, holding the
>>> mouse
>>> over an icon brings up the fly-by text explaining what it is -- but
>>> it's BEHIND the Taskbar! With multi-line descriptions there's a tiny
>>> bit of the top of the text box visible peeking out over the top of
>>> the Taskbar from behind it (and otherwise there's nothing visible at
>>> all). The problem is the
>>> same for QuickLaunch items, icons for open programs, and SysTray
>>> items.
>>>
>>> I have not noticed how long this has been going on for.
>>>
>>> I'm using a P4 3.6 machine with 1GB RAM, a 128MB digital ATI card,
>>> and a Logitech Laser MX1000 mouse with their newest SetPoint 2.31
>>> software.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Jay
>
>
>

Kelly
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
In addition to the rest, do some reading here by Raymond Chen:

What is the difference between Minimize All and Show Desktop?
http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2004/05/27/143042.aspx

Added tips and workarounds:

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

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

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


"Chigongman" <Chigongman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ACB0A40B-8C23-4AC6-8DDF-5D32B8761642@microsoft.com...
> Weird...
>
> With the Taskbar across the bottom of the main XP screen, holding the
> mouse
> over an icon brings up the fly-by text explaining what it is -- but it's
> BEHIND the Taskbar! With multi-line descriptions there's a tiny bit of the
> top of the text box visible peeking out over the top of the Taskbar from
> behind it (and otherwise there's nothing visible at all). The problem is
> the
> same for QuickLaunch items, icons for open programs, and SysTray items.
>
> I have not noticed how long this has been going on for.
>
> I'm using a P4 3.6 machine with 1GB RAM, a 128MB digital ATI card, and a
> Logitech Laser MX1000 mouse with their newest SetPoint 2.31 software.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jay
>

gwegner@att.net
07-10-2005, 12:09 AM
Right-click desktop and then click Properties.
Click the Appearance Tab and then the Effects button.
Clear the box for "Use the following transition effect for menus and
tooltips:
Click OK OK


Taskbar fly-by description items are BEHIND Taskbar, not visible