Windows 10: Taskbar needed at top but windows get stuck behind it.

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  1.    13 Feb 2016 #1

    Taskbar needed at top but windows get stuck behind it.


    I need to have my taskbar at the top of my screen but is it possible to make it so I can not drag a window behind it? Several times I have had to autohide the task bar just to get at the window to drag it back again.

    Kind Regards, Paul
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  2.    17 Feb 2016 #2

    My problem might be the same but displays differently.
    I run Kodi in full screen 24/7
    After some hours and a change to HDMI port 2 from port 1 (tv on port 1) if I minimize Kodi I find I have no taskbar at all and I have to restart windows explorer to get it back. I run my taskbar at the top too in autohide. Maybe I'll try the bottom and see what happens. I'm considering a fresh install.
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  3. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       18 Feb 2016 #3

    castingflame said: View Post
    I need to have my taskbar at the top of my screen but is it possible to make it so I can not drag a window behind it? Several times I have had to autohide the task bar just to get at the window to drag it back again.

    Kind Regards, Paul
    Hi I do mine like that all the time I prefer to have my taskbar autohide that way I get a full screen
    Then if I want another app just hover over taskbar and click the app I want.
    The only other way is put your taskbar at the side or bottom
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  4. Posts : 2,331
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.296
       18 Feb 2016 #4

    You should not be able to drag the window behind the task bar so something is not quite right. Are your graphics settings correct, size and resolution matching the native screen size and resolution etc? What happens when you maximise the window, does this disappear behind the taskbar as well?

    I guess the only workaround is the autohide function as you have found.
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  5.    18 Feb 2016 #5

    Move the window a bit and it should snap out from behind the taskbar and stay there. Moving the taskbar seems to cause this problem.

    See this thread Solved Taskbar at top of screen - Some apps' title-bars open UNDERNEATH - Windows 10 Forums
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  6.    18 Feb 2016 #6

    philc43 said: View Post
    You should not be able to drag the window behind the task bar so something is not quite right. Are your graphics settings correct, size and resolution matching the native screen size and resolution etc? What happens when you maximise the window, does this disappear behind the taskbar as well?

    I guess the only workaround is the autohide function as you have found.
    I would say its a work around more than a solution.

    Yes I have an ultra wide monitor and it is set to its native resolution.

    When I maximize a window everything behaves correctly and it sits below the taskbar. If I pick up a window and drag it, I am able to drop it behind the task bar. Ok, so ill stop trying to be an idiot and do that, but sometimes a program launches and sits behind the taskbar at the top.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       18 Feb 2016 #7

    Curious, why do you NEED the taskbar at the top?
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  8.    19 Feb 2016 #8

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Curious, why do you NEED the taskbar at the top?
    Because that's where we like it! I think in my case, it's because of some early (MSDOS) programs that had everything at the top. I'm so old I can't remember the name of the dang thing.
    EDIT: It was Lotus 1-2-3!

    So...every windows version I have used I put it at the top because that's where I got used to having a menu. Everyone that uses my PCs always asks me why....my wife thinks it's stupid.
    Last edited by flhthemi; 19 Feb 2016 at 10:43.
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  9. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       19 Feb 2016 #9

    flhthemi said: View Post
    Because that's where we like it! I think in my case, it's because of some early (MSDOS) programs that had everything at the top. I'm so old I can't remember the name of the dang thing.
    EDIT: It was Lotus 1-2-3!

    So...every windows version I have used I put it at the top because that's where I got used to having a menu. Everyone that uses my PCs always asks me why....my wife thinks it's stupid.
    I have mine at the top
    On Autohide
    Not Stupid at all
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  10. Posts : 4,765
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       19 Feb 2016 #10

    flhthemi said: View Post
    Because that's where we like it! I think in my case, it's because of some early (MSDOS) programs that had everything at the top. I'm so old I can't remember the name of the dang thing.
    EDIT: It was Lotus 1-2-3!

    So...every windows version I have used I put it at the top because that's where I got used to having a menu. Everyone that uses my PCs always asks me why....my wife thinks it's stupid.
    Each to his own.
    During the Vista and Windows 7 days, I had users wanting to have it on the side.
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