Thanks to FARR and TicTocTitle, I rarely need to access my taskbar, so it stays autohidden, and I gain the extra bit of space for full screen apps.
There are two problems keeping me from a super-slick, full-screen world of wonder:
1 (a little annoying). Autohide still makes space for the taskbar when an app opens. This is annoying, but I could live with it.
2 (the painful, evil part). I don't want to lose access to the taskbar completely, but I also don't want it being triggered when I go to use some of the controls that are located at the bottom/top/side of the apps I use. When I maximize the app after problem #1, it puts some controls very close to the triggering point for the autohide to unhide.
What I'd love is similar to CloseFence, but basically reversed. It would make a very small (or configurable-sized?) spot on the autohidden taskbar available for triggering. Otherwise, it would ignore the mouse. For me, if it only popped up when I moused into the very corner, it would be ideal.
The other issue, that of the taskbar getting space made for it, I have no idea about. It's just annoying.
Thank you very much for considering this.