My taskbar does not stay on top of applications, even when they are not full screen. As you can seen in the cropped screenshot below, the non-maximized windows are on top of the taskbar.
- All applications are showing up on top of the taskbar, not just a specific application, such as Microsoft Word
- If I maximize a window, it does size correctly - the bottom of the maximized window touches the top of the taskbar
In my googling, I've only found instances of people trying to go the other way (they want to disable Always on Top), or people talking about the taskbar being on top of full screen applications such has video games or movies. I found that the ability to toggle "Always on Top" was removed in Windows 7 and the behavior should be that the taskbar is always on top, but that is not the behavior I'm getting. I can't think of any application I may have installed that would change this behavior.
The closest SuperUser question I can find is this one, but the solutions there didn't work for me.