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Any taskbar hiding applications?
« on: March 09, 2021, 03:55 PM »
I'm looking to see if anyone knows of any taskbar hiding application. I'm using rainmeter as a taskbar replacement, along with mouser's excellent desktop coral. My issue is that Windows 10's autohide activates as when I get too close to the taskbar area. I don't need the default taskbar to be disabled, simply for it to not respond to mouse activation.

I've used eusing's Taskbar Hide application but it's a complete hit and miss. It'll stop working half the time and the default windows taskbar starts activating again. If I have the application set to start at windows login, it 100% of the time stop working after I open any maximized application, and then I have to exit and relaunch Taskbar Hide. Not a great solution all in all.

Any applications here on donationcoder to pair along with desktop coral?

Thank you!

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2021, 07:32 PM »
I don't need the default taskbar to be disabled, simply for it to not respond to mouse activation.

Hello @SyRaza, is it viable to have the taskbar active with auto-hide + a Global hotkey for disabling/enabling the mouse in the area?

If something like this suffices, that's doable :Thmbsup:
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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2021, 07:54 PM »
You could try Skrommel's PushToShow: https://www.dcmember...download/pushtoshow/

It should hide your Taskbar unless you press the Windows key.

There is also CloseFence: https://www.dcmember...download/closefence/

That one keeps an autohiding Taskbar from accidentally appearing if you hover a bit too close to it.

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2021, 05:48 AM »
TaskbarActivate still works under Windows 10, increase the delay before the Taskbar is expanded.

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2021, 10:01 AM »
You could try Skrommel's PushToShow: https://www.dcmember...download/pushtoshow/

It should hide your Taskbar unless you press the Windows key.

There is also CloseFence: https://www.dcmember...download/closefence/

That one keeps an autohiding Taskbar from accidentally appearing if you hover a bit too close to it.
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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2021, 11:19 AM »
You could try Skrommel's PushToShow: https://www.dcmember...download/pushtoshow/

It should hide your Taskbar unless you press the Windows key.

There is also CloseFence: https://www.dcmember...download/closefence/

That one keeps an autohiding Taskbar from accidentally appearing if you hover a bit too close to it.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I was able to accomplish what I needed with app103's suggestion. At first I tried PushToShow but it didn't work with the taskbar autohidden. Had to unhide it for PushToShow to work. While the program did hide the taskbar, the reserved space for the taskbar remained intact which defeated what I was doing (using rainmeter to make a thinner taskbar).

Then I tried CloseFence and it's the perfect solution. It stops the mouse from going to the edge and activating the taskbar. It works flawlessly.

Thank you all!

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2021, 02:38 PM »
Excuse my previous post. I want to add something I didn't notice. CloseFence stops working when the window is maximized. If no windows are maximized, CloseFence does what it's supposed to.

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2021, 03:50 PM »
Excuse my previous post. I want to add something I didn't notice. CloseFence stops working when the window is maximized. If no windows are maximized, CloseFence does what it's supposed to.

Do you want to COMPLETELY HIDE Windows' taskbar for your whole login session?

(There's an oldie code for hiding it from some years ago... may still be relevant for your use-case. Please confirm what you need :))

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2021, 03:58 PM »
Do you want to COMPLETELY HIDE Windows' taskbar for your whole login session?

(There's an oldie code for hiding it from some years ago... may still be relevant for your use-case. Please confirm what you need :))

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-publicdomain (March 10, 2021, 03:50 PM)

That's exactly what I want, but will that disable the start menu as well (that I'd access using the windows key)?

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2021, 04:23 PM »
That's exactly what I want, but will that disable the start menu as well (that I'd access using the windows key)?

It can be done, yes.

Code works on W7, what's your windows version?
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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2021, 04:26 PM »
I'm on Windows 10 1909 at the moment. Another computer with Windows 10 20H2

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2021, 04:39 PM »
I'm on Windows 10 1909 at the moment. Another computer with Windows 10 20H2

Roger that. Coding https://github.com/p...cdomain/taskbar-gone

Should be a 1-day thing :Thmbsup:

Kindly keep the interactions to make it exactly what you need!

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2021, 07:32 PM »
Roger that. Coding https://github.com/p...cdomain/taskbar-gone

Should be a 1-day thing :Thmbsup:

Kindly keep the interactions to make it exactly what you need!

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-publicdomain (March 10, 2021, 04:39 PM)

Maybe I'm missing something, but all I see is the gitignore, license and readme files. Perhaps I missed something, and thank you!

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2021, 08:13 PM »
Maybe I'm missing something [...]

I'm pushing the code online within the day. Coding a v0.1.0 that's usable :up:

:) Always happy to assist!
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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2021, 08:17 PM »
will that disable the start menu as well (that I'd access using the windows key)?

Do you want the program to disable the Windows key entirely for the login/session as well? (or is it via Hotkey?)

Thanks for being specific! (Currently doing the GUI)

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2021, 10:09 PM »
Do you want the program to disable the Windows key entirely for the login/session as well? (or is it via Hotkey?)

Thanks for being specific! (Currently doing the GUI)

Cheers!
-publicdomain (March 10, 2021, 08:17 PM)

No, I'd like to use the windows key to call the start menu.

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2021, 11:36 PM »
I'd like to use the windows key to call the start menu.

Thanks for the clarification :) GUI is straightforward:

YaskbatGone_ALPHA.png

I'm pinging with first public version as soon as it's uploaded (likely in the morning).

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2021, 04:46 PM »
I'm on Windows 10 1909 at the moment. Another computer with Windows 10 20H2

Hi! I began uploading working code to GH :)

While I don't have access to any W10 machine right now, I can post what works (confirmed) on W7 for you to try on W10...
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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2021, 04:55 PM »
I'm using rainmeter as a taskbar replacement

Does it have the same height as the standard one?

With auto-hide activated, Windows taskbar is nowhere to be seen (completely gone).

Without auto-hide, the program keeps the height of Windows taskbar blank.

Screenshot at 2021-03-11 18-58-31_TaskbarGone-ALPHA.pngAny taskbar hiding applications?
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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2021, 07:09 PM »
I can post what works (confirmed) on W7 for you to try on W10
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Please report on v0.1.0-beta1:

https://github.com/p...ses/tag/v0.1.0-beta1

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2021, 07:50 PM »
On my Win 10 20H2 system, dual monitors but no special management software for it, with taskbar set to auto-hide, this app indeed makes the taskbar on the primary monitor go away and stay away. No issue with full screen programs or mousing into the edge. If I hit the Windows key, the start menu pops up but does not show over the area where the taskbar would be. On the second screen the taskbar will still pop up if I mouse into the edge.

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2021, 12:28 AM »

Please report on v0.1.0-beta1:

https://github.com/p...ses/tag/v0.1.0-beta1

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-publicdomain (March 11, 2021, 07:09 PM)

Ok, so tried out this version and it will randomly stop hiding the taskbar. See video here.
It works fantastic while it does work though. Better than anything else I've tried.

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2021, 11:36 AM »
Nice work!

Thank you for your feedback! (Quite glad ir works for you & you like it).

Ok, so tried out this version and it will randomly stop hiding the taskbar. See video here.
It works fantastic while it does work though. Better than anything else I've tried.

Thanks for the kind words & actually providing a video!!!

I'm getting freed from work in some days yet chances are a new version comes out soon as I have a very straightforward modification to the code for publishing.

Thanks @ all for participating! It *is* rather valuable since in time you realize interaction is the most precious gift you can make to a person in life  :-*.

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2021, 09:26 AM »
Thanks for the kind words & actually providing a video!!!

I'm getting freed from work in some days yet chances are a new version comes out soon as I have a very straightforward modification to the code for publishing.

Thanks @ all for participating! It *is* rather valuable since in time you realize interaction is the most precious gift you can make to a person in life  :-*.

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-publicdomain (March 15, 2021, 11:36 AM)

Thanks for everything you're doing! I know this is in beta and we're trying things out, I'm hoping the end product will have minimize to taskbar. Regardless, despite having to occasionally having to re-enable it, I love this little piece of software enough to consistently use it.

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Re: Any taskbar hiding applications?
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2021, 04:30 PM »
Thanks for everything you're doing! I know this is in beta and we're trying things out, I'm hoping the end product will have minimize to taskbar. Regardless, despite having to occasionally having to re-enable it, I love this little piece of software enough to consistently use it.

It's my pleasure to assist! :) New version (0.1.0) gets minimize to task bar & auto-start  :Thmbsup:

Chances are it's out within the next couple days. I'm finally home & giving some love to public coding projects
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