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A windows taskbar oddity....how can I change this?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by HeartburnHarry, 17 Jan 2006.

  1. HeartburnHarry


    Joined: 4 Dec 2003

    Posts: 559

    Location: Home


    You see the balloon tips?
    Aha! I hear you cry, tick the box entitled "Keep Taskbar ontop of other windows". Sorry, it is already. (And it does stay on top of other windows, it's just the balloon tips don't seem to want to appear properly).

    Any ideas?
  2. NathanE


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,022

    Location: London & Singapore

    It's a bug. Luckily it's pretty rare... Hopefully it'll be fixed in Vista.
  3. Exentia


    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 5,630

    Location: Bristol

    right click the desktop click refresh and see if that gets rid of it, dont know how to fix it completely though.
  4. HeartburnHarry


    Joined: 4 Dec 2003

    Posts: 559

    Location: Home

    Thanks. I think I had this problem with XP before, but IIRC it went away, either with unlocking the taskbar, changing the "stay on top" option, locking, then reversing the procedure. I can't remember.

    However, this is x64 (which I would assume is heavily based on XP anyway).

    It's just with some balloon tips, like my torrent client or FTP client, I use them for useful information to save me opening the program, and it's quite annoying.

    Edit : I've just tried unticking "Keep taskbar ontop of other windows", and funnily enough, the popups now appear OVER the taskbar (which I require), but UNDER windows.....

    Where's Bill went you want to give someone an angry slap? :D
  5. SiriusB


    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    I get the same problem. Doesn't bother me too much as it comes and it goes.