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Post Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:15 am

Windows Taskbar randomly staying over on window

Hello I have a problem that my windows taskbar is sometimes laying over my main game window (only that main window - not the bottom right). If this happens I can quickly change back and forth to another game window and the taskbar disappears.

My config is on main window and 4 smaller windows on the right.

Swapping and Instant swapping is set to true.

I tried to search here but I couldnt find my issue. Copied my config here:



Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Box xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <ObjectType>ISBoxer_Toolkit.Configs.WindowLayout</ObjectType>
  <SerializedObject>&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?&gt;
&lt;WindowLayout xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"&gt;
  &lt;UserScreenSet&gt;
    &lt;AllScreens&gt;
      &lt;UserScreen&gt;
        &lt;Bounds&gt;
          &lt;Width&gt;3440&lt;/Width&gt;
          &lt;Height&gt;1440&lt;/Height&gt;
        &lt;/Bounds&gt;
        &lt;WorkingArea&gt;
          &lt;Width&gt;3440&lt;/Width&gt;
          &lt;Height&gt;1390&lt;/Height&gt;
        &lt;/WorkingArea&gt;
        &lt;Primary&gt;true&lt;/Primary&gt;
        &lt;DeviceName&gt;\\.\DISPLAY1&lt;/DeviceName&gt;
        &lt;DPIScale&gt;125&lt;/DPIScale&gt;
      &lt;/UserScreen&gt;
    &lt;/AllScreens&gt;
    &lt;Name&gt;&amp;lt;Window Layout-specified&amp;gt;&lt;/Name&gt;
  &lt;/UserScreenSet&gt;
  &lt;Name&gt;1Priest4Mage&lt;/Name&gt;
  &lt;Description&gt;This Window Layout features maximum usage of a single monitor, with small windows wrapping around a corner. Swapping enabled. Does not include a home for every window. Does not leave space for the Windows taskbar.&lt;/Description&gt;
  &lt;InstantSwap&gt;true&lt;/InstantSwap&gt;
  &lt;SwapMode&gt;AlwaysForGames&lt;/SwapMode&gt;
  &lt;RolloverStyle&gt;
    &lt;Enabled&gt;false&lt;/Enabled&gt;
    &lt;Scale&gt;1.5&lt;/Scale&gt;
    &lt;Rollup&gt;false&lt;/Rollup&gt;
    &lt;Frames&gt;10&lt;/Frames&gt;
  &lt;/RolloverStyle&gt;
  &lt;Regions&gt;
    &lt;Region&gt;
      &lt;Rect&gt;
        &lt;Width&gt;2720&lt;/Width&gt;
        &lt;Height&gt;1440&lt;/Height&gt;
      &lt;/Rect&gt;
    &lt;/Region&gt;
    &lt;Region&gt;
      &lt;CharacterSetSlot&gt;2&lt;/CharacterSetSlot&gt;
      &lt;Rect&gt;
        &lt;Left&gt;2720&lt;/Left&gt;
        &lt;Width&gt;720&lt;/Width&gt;
        &lt;Height&gt;360&lt;/Height&gt;
      &lt;/Rect&gt;
    &lt;/Region&gt;
    &lt;Region&gt;
      &lt;CharacterSetSlot&gt;3&lt;/CharacterSetSlot&gt;
      &lt;Rect&gt;
        &lt;Left&gt;2720&lt;/Left&gt;
        &lt;Top&gt;360&lt;/Top&gt;
        &lt;Width&gt;720&lt;/Width&gt;
        &lt;Height&gt;360&lt;/Height&gt;
      &lt;/Rect&gt;
    &lt;/Region&gt;
    &lt;Region&gt;
      &lt;CharacterSetSlot&gt;4&lt;/CharacterSetSlot&gt;
      &lt;Rect&gt;
        &lt;Left&gt;2720&lt;/Left&gt;
        &lt;Top&gt;720&lt;/Top&gt;
        &lt;Width&gt;720&lt;/Width&gt;
        &lt;Height&gt;360&lt;/Height&gt;
      &lt;/Rect&gt;
    &lt;/Region&gt;
    &lt;Region&gt;
      &lt;CharacterSetSlot&gt;5&lt;/CharacterSetSlot&gt;
      &lt;Rect&gt;
        &lt;Left&gt;2720&lt;/Left&gt;
        &lt;Top&gt;1080&lt;/Top&gt;
        &lt;Width&gt;720&lt;/Width&gt;
        &lt;Height&gt;360&lt;/Height&gt;
      &lt;/Rect&gt;
    &lt;/Region&gt;
  &lt;/Regions&gt;
  &lt;SwapGroups&gt;
    &lt;SwapGroup ResetRegion="0" ActiveRegion="0" PiPSqueakSlot="1" /&gt;
    &lt;SwapGroup DeactivateSwapGroup="1" /&gt;
    &lt;SwapGroup DeactivateSwapGroup="2" /&gt;
    &lt;SwapGroup DeactivateSwapGroup="3" /&gt;
    &lt;SwapGroup DeactivateSwapGroup="4" /&gt;
    &lt;SwapGroup DeactivateSwapGroup="5" /&gt;
    &lt;SwapGroup DeactivateSwapGroup="6" /&gt;
    &lt;SwapGroup DeactivateSwapGroup="7" /&gt;
  &lt;/SwapGroups&gt;
&lt;/WindowLayout&gt;</SerializedObject>
</Box>
Last edited by bob on Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:49 pm

Re: Windows Taskbar randomly staying over on window

Hi,

Windows is in control of the Taskbar, and according to Windows, the Taskbar is special, and can sit on top of anything it damn well likes.
If you don't like it, then your options are.

1. turn on the auto hide feature of the taskbar.
2. don't position your game windows where they could sit behind the taskbar.
3. run a multi monitor system, and put the taskbar on a different monitor where games are not.

Nothing we can do about it.
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Post Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:54 am

Re: Windows Taskbar randomly staying over on window

Hi as you mentioned windows is in control I found this trick which works for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJXcXClDzws

I do the explorer restart once all game windows are loaded.

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