Full Screen Preview is behind the taskbar again for Win 10

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Full Screen Preview is behind the taskbar again for Win 10

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The issue of full screen preview being behind the taskbar was fixed for Windows 7, and if I remember, Windows 8.

However, it's back for Windows 10. I wonder if it just needs an OS version-specific tweak to make it work properly for Win 10.

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There has always been some random factor in the behavior of the taskbar. So:
- Is this 100% always happening?

And:
- Can others on Win10 confirm this?
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Re: Full Screen Preview is behind the taskbar again for Win 10

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Well, I see it happening on two completely different Win 10 machines. I tried grabbing the latest beta, but there was no change in behavior - the taskbar was always in front of the full screen preview.

I recall you had a eureka moment regarding Win 7/Win 8, and that fixed it completely for me until I started using Win 10 systems.

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Other apps on Win 10 can come in front of the taskbar?
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Re: Full Screen Preview is behind the taskbar again for Win 10

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My taskbar is not on top of my Full Screen Preview or Floating Preview on my Windows 10 Pro x64 computers. I have the typical settings for taskbar: autohide taskbar is checked and taskbar is unlocked.

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klownboy wrote:My taskbar is not on top of my Full Screen Preview or Floating Preview on my Windows 10 Pro x64 computers. I have the typical settings for taskbar: autohide taskbar is checked and taskbar is unlocked.

Well that doesn't really count, since you're hiding the taskbar separately. :)

What happens if you don't hide the taskbar?

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Well yes, sorry I am hiding the taskbar via Windows as I said. It seems to me though that if I don't hide the taskbar in Windows 10, absolutely nothing is on top of the task bar, nevermind the Full Preview, no application including XYplorer is above the taskbar. I suppose that's one of the main reasons why I set it to automatically hide. Edit: It doesn't apply to me or anyone who has the taskbar set to hide automatically, but since this is the case in Windows 10, is it possible Don to make the Full Screen Preview come up on top?
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admin wrote:Other apps on Win 10 can come in front of the taskbar?

Yes - If I play a video in MPC-HC, I can enter full screen mode without any problems, and the taskbar is not visible at all.

Edit: I also checked with Hulu - and again, it can enter full screen without any problems, and that would be through a browser.

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Mesh wrote:Yes - If I play a video in MPC-HC, I can enter full screen mode without any problems, and the taskbar is not visible at all.
Good to know. At least it tells me there is a way to get around it. I use MPC-HC as well but hadn't tried it...until now. VLC is also on top of the taskbar in fullscreen mode.

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I try something. Hope = low.
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Re: Full Screen Preview is behind the taskbar again for Win 10

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Unfortunately the Full Screen Preview is still behind the taskbar when the task bar is not set to hide automatically.

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OK; I try sth else next beta.
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admin wrote:OK; I try sth else next beta.

Thanks, Don.

Also, it may or may not be a pain to do, but both Firefox as well as MPC-HC are open source. It's always possible to do a Search function to see which API's they're calling to do it, as a worst case scenario.

It's one of those things that can either be surprisingly easy or surprisingly difficult, depending on how their code is written and/or commented.

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Re: Full Screen Preview is behind the taskbar again for Win 10

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I did a quick search and saw this on a VB forum. It has a couple of suggestions.
http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php? ... he-taskbar

This seems like good info as well though not VB.
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnew ... /?p=35703/

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klownboy wrote:I did a quick search and saw this on a VB forum. It has a couple of suggestions.
http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php? ... he-taskbar

This seems like good info as well though not VB.
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnew ... /?p=35703/
Thanks, but I fear this is one of those Win 10 problems. Starts to remind of me the old Vista days. Something is going wrong again with MS...

Anyway, this vbforums link seems to be unreachable. Can you reach it?
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