Getting rid of the Taskbar?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kramer2K, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. Kramer2K

    Kramer2K Guest

    Does anyone know if there is a way to entirely remove the taskbar? And i mean the whole thing, not just the start button or clock, but the whole kit and kaboodle?

    I've tried to manually hide it (setting the height to 0), but on the restart, it always comes back to it's normal position. So i'm stumped...thanks in advance!
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Do you want to delete the function or just make it not in the way?

    For hiding it you can just grab the top and shrink it to "0" height.

    You can set it to autohide by right click and properties.

    You can have it stay in the background so other programs will use the full screen under right click and properties.
     
  3. napalmnthemorning

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  4. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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    I think he means the taskbar in windows, not linux Napalmnthemorni
     
  5. napalmnthemorning

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  6. lechtard

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    why would you want to do that ?

    I did an extensive search and only found that the best thing to do is adjust the size of it to not show ..
     
  7. napalmnthemorning

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    I agree, but to each his/her own. How can you not have a toolbar. Isn't that like driving your car without a steering wheel.
    No offense Kramer2k.

    You could move it to the top (that where mine is) or even reduce the size in your advanced display settings
     
  8. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    I don't know if this will work or not but here is something I found:
    Code:
    Remove Taskbar from Start Menu
    To remove Taskbar from Start Menu so only drag and drop can be used to alter Start Menu and
    
    Desktop. To restrict, apply the following Windows NT Registry hack:
    
    Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    
    Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    
    Name: NoSetTaskbar
    
    Type: REG_DWORD
    
    Value: 1
    Never mind that is for 2k pro .. Sorry .
     
  9. Kramer2K

    Kramer2K Guest

    Well, i've been looking for sometime now...and the best thing that i have found that removes the taskbar is objectdock. But I find that Yzdock is better than Objectdock, which is why i don't want to use OD. Any thoughts on how to hide the bar w/o using OD?

    K
     
  10. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    There should be an option in the preferences to have it do it ..
     
  11. napalmnthemorning

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    Another option that I like is to check the auto-hide the taskbar, so the only time it appears is when you move your pointer to the top of the screen.
     
  12. belveder

    belveder OSNN Senior Addict

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    How about Winstep's Nextstart, this let's you get rid of the taskbar and systray, move them wherever you want or configure them how you want