Windows® 7 Taskbar Keeps Popping Up
What are the easy ways to fix when Windows 7 Taskbar keeps popping up?
Windows 7 is undoubtedly one of the best Operating Systems in the world. The Windows 7 Taskbar has so many features which are indispensable. But, this Taskbar appears at times and end up annoying users. It appears unnecessarily on the screen when you are busy at work. Try as you might, it seems nearly impossible to get this Taskbar out of your sight. It disappears for a few seconds, only to make its appearance felt again. Many people have reported about this unwanted phenomenon unique to Windows 7 and attempts are made by most people to get this rid of the annoying Taskbar while working. Its annoying appearing distracts the users. However, there are ways to fix this problem.
Some points to make note of while attempting to get rid of the Windows 7 Taskbar are mentioned below:
- Set the Taskbar to Auto-Hide
- Customize the Action Center
- Visit the System Tray Notification Area
Set the Taskbar to Auto-Hide
Make sure that your Taskbar is set to Auto-Hide. This keeps your Taskbar hidden to a certain extent. However, it reappears between half a minute and one minute and then keeps itself hidden for just as little as two seconds. You can try disconnecting the mouse, though this does not help much. Closing all not required programs while working will help you to see which one of them is actually causing the pop up. Keep your animated network enabled. An overload of programs and unwanted files on your desktop can be safely removed so that they do not affect working conditions in any way. Perhaps, one of them harbors the virus responsible for unwanted pop-ups.
Customize the Action Center
The Taskbar frustrates users by appearing when one is doing most important work. In this case, customize the Action Center. Sometimes, this may be responsible for a pop-up every few seconds. Go to the 'Properties' of the Taskbar, select the ‘Customize’ tab which should then be hidden by clicking on the ‘hide icon and notification’ option in the Action Center icon. It may actually be some other icon which is responsible for the pop-ups. You can only use a trial and error method with each of the related icons so that you can identify which icon is responsible and then get rid of the unwanted pop-ups.
Visit the System Tray Notification Area and optimize settings with the help of the related icon so that the pop-ups do not appear again. To do this, right-click on the Taskbar and lock it. You may be working with many windows open and may want to see all their names. This will also help you to switch more easily between multiple instances of the same application. You can also choose to hide all unwanted icons that you do not wish to see while working on a particular application. You can also try unlocking the Taskbar and dragging it to one side of the screen you are working on. If needed, you can always drag and put it back where it was again. Another method is to address the issue of malware and virus which may be present in your system.
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