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Windows maximize over taskbar

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Hello,

After installing a theme, or Desktop X suite, windows, all windows, now maximize over the taskbar. Don't ask which theme or suite..I just don't know.
I have tried moving the taskbar away from the bottom and back again - no success
I have tried locking and unlocking the taskbar - no success
I have tried autohiding the taskbar - no success
I have tried reverting to the classic windows theme - no success

I feel like there is a registry setting that dictates how large a window can be maximized based on the resolution, that is messed up, but that is speculation.

Does anyone have an idea?
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by:Pete Long
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Hi Activar,
Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality (NUMBER 164)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Taskbar Repair Tool
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
Reset all Taskbar settings with this registry fix
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/TaskManager_Reset.reg

PeteL
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Right click on your taskbar and click Properties.  

In Taskbar Appearance there is a checkbox for "Keep taskbar on top of other windows"  Is it checked?
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Pete Long - Thanks for the links. I will certainly check them out for future issues.

mslunecka - You answer solved the problem right away.  I must say I feel a bit like an idiot - forest for the trees and all that stuff :)
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You're welcome.  Sometimes the most obvious answers escape us all.  It's one of those settings that rarely changes unless you've changed it yourself.  One of your themes probably changed its default.  I tmight not be a bad idea to run petelong's registry fixes just to make sure those themes didn't change anything else.
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