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how to change the delay for the 'auto-hide' feature on windows xp toolbars?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Sphinx, Apr 5, 2008.

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    Ok So I made a folder with a bunch of shortcuts, then dragged the folder to the top of my screen to turn it into a toolbar. I like it a lot - the only problem is , when I go to close a program in the top right corner, I frequently hit the top of the screen so the toolbar pops up - this is rather annoying. It also happens if I put the toolbar on the left side of the screen - pops up whenever I try to hit the 'back button' on firefox.

    Anyway I was wondering is there a registry settings or some settings to change the delay, so that it only pops up if I hold the pointer for a certain amount of milliseconds?

    I'm not interested in downloading any third party software- i know there are ones that exists that will do what I am looking for..

    Thanks
     
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    I found a program called "taskbar activate" made by some french guy. It works well although it seems to auto hide my bottom taskbar which I don't want it to do (even though the windows settings has auto-hide taskbar unchecked).

    I do liek it because it gets rid of the stupid line windows leaves. Like on my left taskbar, whenever it closes theres still a trace of it, like I can see the edge of it and its so annoying. Only clicking 'show desktop' will get rid of it, but then as soon as I click anything, it appears again.

    Also for this program I will have to add it to start up with windows every time. Its not a big deal seeings as it takes up 2mb of memory.

    I wish windows had these options built-in though.
     
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