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I have a netbook running Windows 7. When using it normally, I like to have the taskbar auto-hide, but I frequently have an external monitor connected and much prefer the taskbar visible then.

Is there a way to get Windows to automatically change from auto-hide to normal and vice-versa depending on whether or not an external monitor is connected?

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migrated from Sep 25 '11 at 21:51

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It isn't automated, but the following answer provides a way to toggle auto-hide via AutoHotkey:

How to toggle the auto-hide status of the Windows taskbar

I've found it very useful.

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