Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    541
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Office 2000 shortcut bar

    I am using Office 2000 Premium on a Pentium III 800Mhz PC running Windows 98SE.
    The shortcut bar, with autohide enabled, randomly disappears altogether necessitating a PC restart.

    Any ideas as to how I can correct this?

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    Check out
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q244/4/80.ASP>Q244480</A> OFF2000: Shortcut Bar Does Not Always Remain on Top

  3. #3
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    541
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    Thank you. I had already seen this KB article. I do not have Active Desktop and I do not fancy tampering with registry settings so I guess I will just have to live with the problem.

  4. #4
    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    2,049
    Thanks
    124
    Thanked 119 Times in 116 Posts

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    Also be aware that the Office Shortcut bar has been known to make the Word Window move off the monitor.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

  5. #5
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Youngstown, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    705
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    I just decided to start using the shortcut bar, instead of the Quicklaunch toolbar, in order to make more efficient use of real estate. I am having a similar problem -- bar vanishes behind other windows, even when set to "always on top" and "auto fit into title bar area". I checked the KB article, but I do not use the active desktop, nor do I have any third party programs running that are likely to be causing interference. (Client Access, anti-virus, ram-optimization utility, mouse driver are pretty much it, plus in and out of Office products.)

    Another reply mentioned registry hacks... Is there a known hack to fix this problem?

  6. #6
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Renton, Washington, USA
    Posts
    12,560
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    If any window is set to "Always on top" it is fighting with tool bar to be on top. Change the setting to include "Fit title bar area". This seam to help on my system tunning Windows 2000 and Office 2000. <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

  7. #7
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Youngstown, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    705
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    The only item that I have that is set to "always on top" is the shortcut bar, which is also set to fit into the title bar area. Of course, when it is not set to fit into the title bar area it is always visible, but also eats up space in a most undesired fashion.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #8
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Renton, Washington, USA
    Posts
    12,560
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    You may not have set a window to be on top, but a lot of software will do it when installed, you have check the options in all of your sw.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

  9. #9
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Youngstown, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    705
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    Ouch! That could take a while. Maybe a registry check for "always on top" settings might turn up something faster?

    Oddly enough, the biggest culprit seems to be other Office 2k applications, and the vanishing act usually starts (and sometimes stops) after the screensaver kicks in (Windows 98 screen saver, btw).

  10. #10
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Morden, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,838
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    In my old job I used to get the occasional call for a vanishing shortcut bar, and in my ignorance I assumed they had accidentally closed it and told them how to open it again. As far as I remember it worked, although I couldn't swear to it ...? I'd be interested to hear if it does!
    Beryl M


  11. #11
    BAM
    Guest

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    Hi David,

    The Office Shortcut Bar has a problem with this. The biggest problem is if it's in the title bar.

    As Dave pointed out, primarily this is due to third party conflicts such as McAfee Antivirus, Active Desktop, clipboard managers, programmable keyboards, download enhancers, etc.

    Some find moving it from the title bar works, others create a desktop shortcut and assign a keyboard shortcut to it. Since I too value the real estate and will not disable my virus scanner <g>, what I do is go to Start/Run and run the executable (msoffice) when it happens.

    I can also temporarily remove the Always on Top option and then turn it back on again and that seems to work until I reboot my PC.

    Unfortunately there just isn't a fix for it unless you want to start disabling other programs.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Cheers!

  12. #12
    dakotahopper
    Guest

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    After a year and a half doing tech support for Office 2k, I know one thing. The Office shortcut toolbar (many calls on this) is quite simply a memory hog, not to mention that it often does not work as installed. Not to mention, in my opinion, totally worthless. You can create a shortcut to almost anything and drag/drop in the Quick Launch Toolbar. Way quicker and Windows won't lock up.

  13. #13
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Sacramento, California, USA
    Posts
    16,775
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Office 2000 shortcut bar

    This isn't new to Office 2000. The shortcut bar served a purpose in earlier versions of Office and Windows, but recent versions of both make it largely redundant. I always found it was easier to learn to do without than to make the thing work properly.
    Charlotte

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •