Taskbar gets stuck.

Posted: 01-18-2009, 05:37 PM
I have my taskbar set to autohide. Lately, and intermittently, it's getting
stuck and will not hide. However, it's hiding the bottoms of my open
windows. I can go into properties when it does this and get it to hide by
changing the properties and then changing them back again. But when I go to
the taskbar again, it gets restuck. Restarting windows is the only way I've
found to correct this. Is there another way?

Taskbar gets stuck.


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Rick Rogers
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Re: Taskbar gets stuck.
Posted: 01-18-2009, 06:20 PM
Hi,

Intermittent taskbar issues can often be resolved by deleting the
stuckrects2 value in the registry. Run regedit from the start/search line,
expand the branches and click on this one:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2

Delete the stuckrects2 key from the left pane, then close the registry
editor and reboot.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Andy" <andy@bonanno.com> wrote in message
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>I have my taskbar set to autohide. Lately, and intermittently, it's
>getting stuck and will not hide. However, it's hiding the bottoms of my
>open windows. I can go into properties when it does this and get it to
>hide by changing the properties and then changing them back again. But
>when I go to the taskbar again, it gets restuck. Restarting windows is the
>only way I've found to correct this. Is there another way?
Andy
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Re: Taskbar gets stuck.
Posted: 01-22-2009, 01:10 AM
I did as you suggested and the problem returned. I've since done as you
suggested again. I'm currently waiting to see if it happens again.

"Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Intermittent taskbar issues can often be resolved by deleting the
> stuckrects2 value in the registry. Run regedit from the start/search line,
> expand the branches and click on this one:
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2
>
> Delete the stuckrects2 key from the left pane, then close the registry
> editor and reboot.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "Andy" <andy@bonanno.com> wrote in message
> news:C539623E-81CB-404D-AA57-A1A6B7B10EB9@microsoft.com...
>>I have my taskbar set to autohide. Lately, and intermittently, it's
>>getting stuck and will not hide. However, it's hiding the bottoms of my
>>open windows. I can go into properties when it does this and get it to
>>hide by changing the properties and then changing them back again. But
>>when I go to the taskbar again, it gets restuck. Restarting windows is
>>the only way I've found to correct this. Is there another way?
>
Rick Rogers
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Re: Taskbar gets stuck.
Posted: 01-22-2009, 11:20 AM
Hi,

If it continues to return, then you have some software interfering with the
Windows shell. The only way to resolve it is with clean boot troubleshooting
(meaning to start removing software from the startup axis). Things like the
google desktop are known to cause these types of interferences.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Andy" <andy@bonanno.com> wrote in message
news:C1CDB9C7-87C6-47C6-A308-9D93E13A70E2@microsoft.com...
>I did as you suggested and the problem returned. I've since done as you
>suggested again. I'm currently waiting to see if it happens again.
>
> "Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23WSNilZeJHA.1184@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Intermittent taskbar issues can often be resolved by deleting the
>> stuckrects2 value in the registry. Run regedit from the start/search
>> line, expand the branches and click on this one:
>>
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2
>>
>> Delete the stuckrects2 key from the left pane, then close the registry
>> editor and reboot.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>>
>> "Andy" <andy@bonanno.com> wrote in message
>> news:C539623E-81CB-404D-AA57-A1A6B7B10EB9@microsoft.com...
>>>I have my taskbar set to autohide. Lately, and intermittently, it's
>>>getting stuck and will not hide. However, it's hiding the bottoms of my
>>>open windows. I can go into properties when it does this and get it to
>>>hide by changing the properties and then changing them back again. But
>>>when I go to the taskbar again, it gets restuck. Restarting windows is
>>>the only way I've found to correct this. Is there another way?
>>
>
 
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