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Is there a way to permanently remove the taskbar in Windows 7?

If so, what are the steps to do so?

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Get rid of Explorer. Install either Litestep or Blackbox for Windows (http://bblean.sf.net)

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Sweet! I did not realize you could use blackbox for windows! –  firedfly Oct 14 '10 at 3:07
If I actually used Windows, I would totally try blackbox in Windows. –  gabriel1836 Oct 14 '10 at 13:31
@gabriel1836 my windows sshot oi56.tinypic.com/14wby9y.jpg ; btw, on linux/bsd you can use openbox/fluxbox, but there is no so good panel (built with bbslit+bbleanbar, using separate bbiconbox for quicklaunch and possible to use to show window icons too) –  kagali-san Oct 14 '10 at 13:44

From The Windows Club: A small app called "Taskbar Eliminator", you can toggle the taskbar off and on...


From MakeUseOf: 3 Ways to Remove the Windows Vista (also applies to Win7) taskbar:


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Have misread as: "3 Ways to Remove the Windows Vista (also applies to taskbar)" –  kagali-san Oct 14 '10 at 1:53
@mhambra: what do you mean? I am confused? –  studiohack Oct 14 '10 at 2:03
Err.. the title of last link looks like "Remove windows - and never see that task bar". –  kagali-san Oct 14 '10 at 2:40

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