We have had a couple of users recently come to us with a frustrating taskbar issue in Windows 7. Their taskbar function seems to act like the old XP "always on top" setting ... but I cannot find any such setting like that in Windows 7. One of these users was OK until about 6 months after she received her laptop. The other user had only had his laptop for about 2 months. The problem becomes annoying when you have a document that is wider than the screen, and it has a scroll bar at the bottom. In order to get to the scrollbar, you have to resize (Restore Down) the window, and then scroll right/left.
It does look like this has something to do with the user’s profile, because we can log on using a different account and the issue does not exist. I know that we can rebuild the profiles and move their data, but I am trying to avoid that. I can't seem to find a registry setting that controls this, nor a windows setting.
And, we don't want to use auto-hide ...