I'm trying to permanently hide my taskbar. I'd rather not use a different shell or use software to do this for me, so editing the registry seemed a natural choice. Searching the web a bit, I found some guidelines designed for Windows XP.
These guidelines told me to do the following:
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2] [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoSetTaskbar"=dword:00000001 "NoTrayItemsDisplay"=dword:00000001 "HideClock"=dword:00000001 "NoToolbarsOnTaskbar"=dword:00000001 "NoTrayContextMenu"=dword:00000001 "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
All of these things seemed to apply to Windows 7 too, so I tried them out. The bottom six settings work fine and removed or disabled what they were meant to remove/disable, but the StuckRects2 key seems to reappear, together with what remains of the taskbar (start button, opened programs, and a button to show desktop).
So are there any more keys that I have to specify to completely remove the taskbar, or is another easy solution (without software/shells) ?