Windows 10: Taskbar refuses to auto-hide

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  1. Posts : 26
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       26 Oct 2015 #11

    i now believe the taskbar is being forced visible by hidden notifications. if i restart the computer the problwm is gone until the next invisible notification.
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  2. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home
       01 Dec 2015 #12

    squawksarah said: View Post
    i now believe the taskbar is being forced visible by hidden notifications. if i restart the computer the problwm is gone until the next invisible notification.
    That's it. After reading some threads on this I decided to invetigate deeper this misbehaviour (I recall this as a problem existing for ages in Windows) and understand this as a mere programming problem.
    Programmers should take care their procedure verifies that (hidden) notifications are "closed" after a specified amount of time. If this is not the case, else closing the APP will leave active processes waiting forever and so the taskbar will not hide.
    I've checked this and verified that only certain APPs stop the taskbar from hiding. Looking at the active processes after closing this APPs indeed there remain processes waiting for something will never occur. Killing that processes the taskbar as magic hides again...!
    Actually I don't see any way to have a workaround for this. Poor programming has consequences.
    So far on this argument.
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home
       01 Dec 2015 #14

    In the first solution the user makes a reboot at some point! This kills the named processes. He should reboot directly without all the other mess.
    Are you sure this is a solution? Will you really reboot every time the taskbar hangs?

    The second post proposes a solution where technically said a renew of the notification queue is performed. It is not granted this ends happily with all APPs.

    The only way to solve this is to identify which APP causes this malfunction and contact the developer in the hope he will spend some time to correct the code for the next revision of the APP.
    Last edited by Raart; 03 Dec 2015 at 18:22.
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  5.    03 Dec 2015 #15

    I noticed that the taskbar get stuck when I start either, Chrome or Firefox browsers, not Slimjet. This is caused by MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit which Icon pop up in the taskbar notification tray. (Note that the icon does not display any warning nor notification)
    Consequently I must click on the icon then click on any space on the webpage to regain the Auto-hide function.
    This happen every time I start the above mentioned browsers.

    Reported to Malwarebyte Support, I'll post the outcome if the problem get fix from their side.
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  6.    03 Dec 2015 #16

    For the record:

    I noticed that when POP Peeper email notifier, HitmanPro, CCleaner are active the taskbar stay On, just until the email notification, if any is displayed and the pop up notification is not closed, or a scan or cleaning respectively are running. Once those processes are terminated the taskbar auto hide itself. Though sometime I have to click on the screen before it does.
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home
       03 Dec 2015 #17

    Pulcinella said: View Post
    I noticed that the taskbar get stuck when I start either, Chrome or Firefox browsers, not Slimjet. This is caused by MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit which Icon pop up in the taskbar notification tray. (Note that the icon does not display any warning nor notification)
    Consequently I must click on the icon then click on any space on the webpage to regain the Auto-hide function.
    This happen every time I start the above mentioned browsers.

    Reported to Malwarebyte Support, I'll post the outcome if the problem get fix from their side.
    Nice work, Pulcinella! Spread the word.
    In the meanwhile I'll see if Microsoft's guys will take in account to modify the way taskbar notifications calls have to be handled since the actual protocol proves to be unpopular to programmers. Ciao.
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  8.    03 Dec 2015 #18

    w1nd0w said: View Post
    The laptop had a taskbar icon which changed with the touchpad activity, so the taskbar always thought there was significant activity and never hid. There was a config item on the touchpad to remove the icon. Success!
    I'm dumb as a post today, exactly, what are the keystrokes to do this?
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  9.    03 Dec 2015 #19

    Raart said: View Post
    Nice work, Pulcinella! Spread the word.
    In the meanwhile I'll see if Microsoft's guys will take in account to modify the way taskbar notifications calls have to be handled since the actual protocol proves to be unpopular to programmers. Ciao.
    Some say third parties Apps owners should get them up to speed with MS, some say MS should. So "be or not to be"...
    Meanwhile it is up to us to do the leg work for them (report, research, troubleshooting)

    MS made us all beta testers, nothing is free isn't it?
    Last edited by Pulcinella; 03 Dec 2015 at 22:58.
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  10.    10 Dec 2015 #20

    By disabling Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE) "Show tray notification tooltips" on settings, as far as MBAE goes, the issue seems resolved.

    Courtesy of Remah:
    Gizmo's Freeware Forum - View Single Post - W 10 Taskbar Auto-Hide feature not working
    Last edited by Pulcinella; 10 Dec 2015 at 16:55.
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