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    I'm running Win7 Pro 64 bit. When I press F11 for Full Screen View, the Start Menu and the System Tray remain across the bottom of the screen in a semi-transparent Aero view. When I click in the bar and then in a blank area of the screen above, the bottom bar disappears, which is what I want.

    Is there any way to have the bar disappear automatically when I press F11?

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    Is there any way to have the bar disappear automatically when I press F11?
    Short answer, No...

    Are we talking about the browser or Windows explorer?
    In IE 8 uncheck the "Status bar" located in "view>>Toolbars".

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    Windows Explorer:
    Pressing the F11 key when in Windows explorer, for me at least, opens to full veiw & eliminates the taskbar completely until I press F11 again or hit the windows key on my keyboard. I beleive this is default as I don't recall tweaking anything in this regard.
    I use W7, 64 bit os.

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    I'm running Win 7 Pro x64 on a desktop and laptop. Pressing F11 in a browser (Firefox, IE, Chrome) causes the browser to go full screen with no taskbar showing. I did not do anything special to get this behavior. How do you have the taskbar set up? I have "Lock the taskbar" set and "auto-hide the task bar" unset, and the location is "bottom".

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    At work I have XP. F11 goes to full screen with taskbar gone and IE bars at top auto hiding. The IE bars at top display when I move mouse up to the top of the screen. F11 repeat returns everything to normal. I will check Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit when I arrive home later and post back.

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    Works fine for me.

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    Thanks for the F11 mention.

    You wrote: Pressing the F11 key when in Windows explorer, for me at least, opens to full view & eliminates the taskbar completely until I press F11 again or hit the windows key on my keyboard. I beleive this is default as I don't recall tweaking anything in this regard.
    I use W7, 64 bit os.

    I am also on a Toshiba and 7-64, I ended up with a full screen once when trying to get the numerical pad going, just pressing F 11 sans the Fn key sure mixed me up. Now I know, thanks to you, that the F 11 is a toggle. I did not know which key I had pressed ! Learn every day.

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