Turning off ALL taskbar alerts


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D

Win7 64 bit home premium in an i7 build. I keep the taskbar hidden & I
don't want it to EVER appear if I don't request it with the win key or
mouseover, and frankly I could do without the latter. I have all the
items set to "Hide icon and notifications" under "customize". I still
get the thing popping up periodically to "tell me" something. It did
this with a WE window a moment ago, even though WE is set to "Hide icon
and notifications". In the 2 years I've run this OS, not one single
time has the "alert been anything but a FF window that has been sitting
on Google for 2 hours, or some WE window which has been displaying the
same, unchanged folder for the last 3 hours. Often, the bar itself will
just pop up, with no particular button "pulsing", so I'll have to close
10 or so open pages one by one until I get to the one that "needed me".
Which, once again, will be of no importance at all. Is there some way
I can just get this miserable thing to get out of my face? I really
can't stand the &^$#^* thing.

TIA

Dan
 
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BobbyM

Win7 64 bit home premium in an i7 build. I keep the taskbar hidden & I
don't want it to EVER appear if I don't request it with the win key or
mouseover, and frankly I could do without the latter. I have all the
items set to "Hide icon and notifications" under "customize". I still
get the thing popping up periodically to "tell me" something. It did
this with a WE window a moment ago, even though WE is set to "Hide icon
and notifications". In the 2 years I've run this OS, not one single time
has the "alert been anything but a FF window that has been sitting on
Google for 2 hours, or some WE window which has been displaying the
same, unchanged folder for the last 3 hours. Often, the bar itself will
just pop up, with no particular button "pulsing", so I'll have to close
10 or so open pages one by one until I get to the one that "needed me".
Which, once again, will be of no importance at all. Is there some way I
can just get this miserable thing to get out of my face? I really can't
stand the &^$#^* thing.
Have you turned off all alerts/messages in the Action Center?
 
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D

Have you turned off all alerts/messages in the Action Center?
Bobby - The only settings checked under "Turn messages on or off" are
firewall & virus, & I've never had them pop up. "Choose when to be
notified about changes to your computer" is set at never. Are there any
other settings there which might effect this?

Thanks for the reply,

Dan
 
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D

I just had this happen again, and had to close over a dozen windows one
by one before I got to the program which had made the taskbar pop up so
the damned thing would re-hide. Please see my original message, just
below. And OF COURSE, it was just TBird sitting there with NOTHING
happening. Not even so much as a new email. This is SUCH a PITA! Does
NO ONE ELSE have this happen? There MUST be a way to get this GD thing
to quit doing this??????
 
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Char Jackson

I just had this happen again, and had to close over a dozen windows one
by one before I got to the program which had made the taskbar pop up so
the damned thing would re-hide. Please see my original message, just
below. And OF COURSE, it was just TBird sitting there with NOTHING
happening. Not even so much as a new email. This is SUCH a PITA! Does
NO ONE ELSE have this happen? There MUST be a way to get this GD thing
to quit doing this??????
I wonder how many of us are looking at you somewhat oddly, wondering
what exactly you want to accomplish by getting the taskbar to hide
100% of the time. :)

I don't really mean to make light of your predicament, but it seems
that you're quite bothered by something that most of us wouldn't think
is a bother at all. I hope you find a solution that meets your needs,
even if it's as simple as taping a piece of cardboard across the edge
of your monitor.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I wonder how many of us are looking at you somewhat oddly, wondering
what exactly you want to accomplish by getting the taskbar to hide
100% of the time. :)

I don't really mean to make light of your predicament, but it seems
that you're quite bothered by something that most of us wouldn't think
is a bother at all. I hope you find a solution that meets your needs,
even if it's as simple as taping a piece of cardboard across the edge
of your monitor.
Don't forget also grabbing three felt-tip pens (R, G, B) to extend the
contents of the screen onto that strip of cardboard...
 
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John Williamson

Don't forget also grabbing three felt-tip pens (R, G, B) to extend the
contents of the screen onto that strip of cardboard...
CMYK, surely?
 
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Gene E. Bloch

CMYK, surely?
Of course, but my poetic license[1] has recently been renewed for four
years.

In the context of monitors it seemed OK to stick with additive color for
the sake of a (perhaps bad & probably mean) joke.

[1] Are you in the UK? I'll say licence, in that case - and colour as
well.
 
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I just had this happen again, and had to close over a dozen windows one
by one before I got to the program which had made the taskbar pop up so
the damned thing would re-hide. Please see my original message, just
below. And OF COURSE, it was just TBird sitting there with NOTHING
happening. Not even so much as a new email. This is SUCH a PITA! Does
NO ONE ELSE have this happen? There MUST be a way to get this GD thing
to quit doing this??????

On 5/24/2012 12:50 AM, D wrote:
> Win7 64 bit home premium in an i7 build. I keep the taskbar hidden & I
> don't want it to EVER appear if I don't request it with the win key or
> mouseover, and frankly I could do without the latter. I have all the
> items set to "Hide icon and notifications" under "customize". I still
> get the thing popping up periodically to "tell me" something. It did
> this with a WE window a moment ago, even though WE is set to "Hide icon
> and notifications". In the 2 years I've run this OS, not one single time
> has the "alert been anything but a FF window that has been sitting on
> Google for 2 hours, or some WE window which has been displaying the
> same, unchanged folder for the last 3 hours. Often, the bar itself will
> just pop up, with no particular button "pulsing", so I'll have to close
> 10 or so open pages one by one until I get to the one that "needed me".
> Which, once again, will be of no importance at all. Is there some way I
> can just get this miserable thing to get out of my face? I really can't
> stand the &^$#^* thing.
>
> TIA
>
> Dan
I am experiencing the same frustrating taskbar problem. I need to have the taskbar hidden at all times unless I need it, in which case I want to be able to make it reappear with one or two keystrokes.
 

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