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I am looking for something that does the opposite of auto-hide.

auto-hide is used to hide the taskbar/panel, it will remain hidden until you move the mouse pointer over the hidden taskbar location

So I am looking for something that shows the taskbar/panel until when the mouse pointer is over the taskbar/panel location. Because I got a "status" taskbar/panel on the right side of the screen:

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and it kind of blocks part of the screen (and scroll bar of maximize window) so an "auto-show" that hide the taskbar/panel when i hover the mouse pointer will help since that panel doesn't really have anything I would need to click.

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the opposite of hide is show, what am i suppose to call it lol –  freeforall tousez Sep 20 '13 at 15:28
    
Even if you ever find something like that, how do you expect to click on that when you really need it ? –  The_IT_Guy_You_Don't_Like Jul 27 at 19:11
    
@The_IT_Guy_You_Don't_Like : there should be nothing that need to click on it. –  freeforall tousez Jul 28 at 6:00

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The term "auto-show" is unused in practice, but the behavior which you had described in question (as quoted below) indeed exists. However, the mouse pointer isn't use to hide the taskbar/panel.

[...] that hide the taskbar/panel when i hover the mouse pointer [...]

The behavior is called "window dodge". Instead of mouse pointer, an application window will activate this behavior. This means, the taskbar/panel is visible until a window is overlapped against it.

So, I would rephrase your description like this:

[...] that hide the taskbar/panel when i overlap the window [...]

Additionally, the behavior is not applicable to common taskbar/panel, but mostly for dock, a kind of taskbar which notably refers to the Dock on Mac OS X and similarly on some Linux distributions.

Similar behavior is known as "intelli hide", which has been included in some notable applications on Linux, such as Avant Window Navigator, Docky, etc. You can read the difference between "window dodge" and "intelli hide" in this question thread on launchpad.

Above all, perhaps you are actually looking for dock that can hold the "status" applets and place it somewhere on your screen.

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window dodge sound right but overlap isn't what i am looking for, it should always show until it i hover the cursor, it could be use when using full-screen game, browser or something. –  freeforall tousez Jul 28 at 6:07
    
where the panel/taskbar/dock/docky/conky or 'whatever you want to call it' would always be 'overlapped'. –  freeforall tousez Jul 28 at 6:20

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