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Does anyone know what the registry setting is for Auto Hide taskbar in order to enable/disable it in windows 2000 ??
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The registry key that you'd need to modify is:

[HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/StuckRects2]

In there you need to update the Settings value, but it is in hex.

The Settings value contains settings (obviously) for a lot of things, such as auto-hide, taskbar locked, always on top, show clock, small/large icons, etc.

When you change the settings through explorer, it updates the registry on logout.  So either set it up the way you want it, logout, log back in, and export this key to create a registry file, or use notepad to create a registry file that you can import at any time.

I set up mine to mimic the settings I think you're looking for.  So if you cut and paste this, then save it into a file called <whatever>.reg, save it, then double click it, it will update the registry for you. Then just logout, login, and your taskbar will have autohide turned "on".

--- BEGIN CUT/PASTE SECTION ---
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2]
"Settings"=hex:28,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,07,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,6b,00,00,00,22,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,de,03,00,00,00,05,00,00,00,04,00,00
--- END CUT/PASTE SECTION ---

Good luck!

Matt Levesque
Think Solutions IT Consulting
http://www.thinksol.net


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