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On Windows 7, when I maximize an application window, like MS Word for example, the status bar of that app becomes hidden behind the Windows 7 Taskbar instead of docking itself at full screen mode, above the taskbar.

Can I change it so when I maximize the window, it'll take up all the screen space that is ABOVE the task bar?

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Yep that did the trick. – Oren Yosifon Jan 12 '11 at 19:41
trick below didnt work for me any other ideas out there ? – phil soady Apr 13 '13 at 7:18
  1. Set the taskbar to Auto-hide.

  2. Reboot.

  3. Set taskbar NOT to auto-hide.

  4. Reboot again.

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This is not a good solution. The issue does not start at reboot, so why do I have to reboot TWICE to make it go away? There has to be a better way. – avguchenko Feb 25 '14 at 22:17

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