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I'm in stock Windows 7, and something has happened such that I can't maximize windows fully. The Maximize operation functions, but behaves as though the top X pixels of my display aren't relevant. I can see my desktop behind the window, and I can drag restored windows into that space, etc.

What can I do to again be able to use my entire display when maximizing windows?

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Unlock your taskbar, move it to the top of your display, and then return it to the bottom of your display.

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Is this what you did to resolve the issue? – shufler Mar 30 '12 at 20:19
    
Yes. Surely it's a solution to a niche problem that hasn't adequately been defined. – lance Apr 2 '12 at 13:05

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