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Autohide taskbar

Guys,

How do i autohide taskbar via the registry?

Thanks,
Bernie
Windows 2000

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CrazyOne

8/22/2022 - Mon
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No such animal it this registry setting does not exist at all.


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Goldwing

CrazyOne, makes me wonder.. i released a registry monitor and a file monitor on this issue, but it doesn't show any change in the registry OR a file on the HD..

Does it write this somewhere in the profile when shutting down??
sexy-sx

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i was using Resplendent Registrar and it did show MANY registry changes.

if it doesn't change the registry, where does it store these changes?
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rwheeler23
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sexy-sx : i used regmon but it only showed open/check registry keys.. no write registry keys..
sexy-sx

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it's weird. how can windows apply a setting on the spot and remeber it without writting it to anything...
venyon

These changes are stored at :

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2] in the Settings key.

It's in binary and so not as easily accessible. The setting to autohide your taskbar is found in the 3 Dword of the binary string - 02 means no autohide and 03 means autohide.

For example:
Autohide off:
"Settings"=hex:28,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,02,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,6b,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,e2,02,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,03,00,00
Autohide on:
"Settings"=hex:28,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,03,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,6b,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,e2,02,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,03,00,00
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venyon

One small correction: I meant 3rd Dword, not 3 Dword.

In any case, your explorer only saves the above settings when it quits, and that usually only happens at shutdowns. So the best way to see the above at work, is if you terminate your explorer process, then run regedt32 to change the setting, then run explorer again to start it up. You can immediately see the effect.
CrazyOne

The taskbar is pretty much self contained and handles things itself. MS has not open the taskbar to set permanent changes to it even programically.
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looks like there's no go with this 1.

but thanks anyway. how do i close the topic with no answer?
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How do i change his grade?
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The moderator will do it which it looks like it has already be taken care of. :>)
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Done

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Sorry about that... i didn't know it impacted on your grading system.

Thanks for your help btw! :-)
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