[WIN7] Two Questions I have two questions. I have been using Win 7 for all of 18 hours so I am not sure if these are really bugs or just ID-10-T errors. I Googled around and didn't find anything on my first question, and I think the second one is by design.
1. I thought when I started this machine (brand new out of the box Thinkpad) I could mouse to the bottom of the screen while viewing a page in IE9 and the task bar would unhide. I was trying to configure some options in IE9 so maybe I screwed this up, but in reviewing the option I don't see anything that could have caused this.
2. Am I correct that you can either have your favorites on the left side of the screen in a pinned fashion, or on the top of the screen with autohide, but you cannot have it on the left and still have it hide and unhide on a mouse movement?
Finally, shouldn't there be a federal law that prevents different keyboard manufacturers from moving the Ctrl, Del, and Fn keys wherever they want, or is this a clever plot to keep users from switching brands?
2kmaroThinkPremium,ExMod 1 BC
Well, I hadn't studied on all of this, and some other IE 9 guru may prove me totally bonkers. But here's how things are working for me on a regular desktop:
IE 9 in full screen mode.
#1 - YES, when I mouse down to the botton of the screen my task bar does pop up with its property set to autohide.
#2 - Kind-o-sort-o: If you click the star up between the little "home" and the "tools" icons, if your favorites are pinned to the left side, they disappear and then will appear under the star icon when you click it again, so in a fashion they are then at the top of the screen but you have to click the star to see them, and if you want them back on the left side, click the "pin" icon within the list.
Dear Heavens, let's please keep Big Brother out of the keyboard configuration legislation business! Hopefully the only way that would happen is if the current administration decided to bail out keyboard makers worldwide - of course that's been a possibility since 2008. And while there's no law saying how they are to be laid out, it would be nice if there was something of a standard, if from nothing but compliance with Section 508 (which is Federal).
This kind of thing is why I used to haul around a full sized keyboard and mouse with me when I had a road job with an issued laptop - at least in my room in the evening I actually had room to type and knew where the keys were -- plus I didn't have to worry about that darned scratch-pad of a "finger mouse pad" annoyance - laptop I have now at least has the ability to make all that inactive when a mouse is attached to it.
...then THINK! again.
reply to jacour
1) You may be in Full Screen Mode which hides the start bar.
If you have not specifically set the start bar to hide it is always on screen, unless you are in Full screen mode.
2) No idea as I stopped using IE a few years ago.
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reply to jacour
If you right click on the taskbar and select the properties menu you can select where you want the taskbar and whether you want it to autohide or not. You are aware that the taskbar is part of windows, not part of IE, aren't you?