I use Windows XP at work and at home. I connect to my PC at work from home using the Remote Desktop Connection application. At work, I run a lot of applications so I use two rows for program icons in my task bar. When I remote connect to my machine at work, the task bar resizes to 1 row.
I should mention that the work machine has three monitors (2 1280x1024 + 1 1680x1050). My home machine as 2 monitors (2 1280x1024). Sometimes I connect from my Macbook.
This is driving me crazy! I have tried locking the task bar, but that doesn't help. I tried searching Microsoft support, but couldn't find anything.
I actually tried upgrading to Vista, but it still did it and even worse it rearranged the order of the programs in the task bar. I haven't tried Windows 7. I see that they have completely re-implemented it.
Anybody see this before?
2009/10/06 Update: I switched development machine and in the process moved to Windows 7. I have not had the problem with the new machine! So the problem could have been:
- Windows XP or Windows Vista and fixed in Windows 7
- Some software that I had installed that I haven't installed on the new PC
- Some difference in video drivers, video settings, or hardware
- Who knows what else