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    Taskbar over Balloons (WinXP Pro SP-2)

    It often happens that my task bar, when "up", will cover the balloon tips for a given icon -- either one on the taskbar, or one on the desktop.

    I can jimmy the auto hide of the taskbar a couple times, and this seems most of the time to correct it.

    How can I fix this, and even stop it from happening?

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    Re: Taskbar over Balloons (WinXP Pro SP-2)

    See <post#=273,224>post 273,224</post: > and replies - I don't think there has been any update since then.

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    Re: Taskbar over Balloons (WinXP Pro SP-2)

    Leif:

    On the one hand that thread was pretty depressing... And yet, as was mentioned, if all I have to do is turn off the screen saver, that'll work...

    I'll be giving that a shot even as we speak...

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    Re: Taskbar over Balloons (WinXP Pro SP-2)

    As I was one of a couple of us who tried it, I still use no screensaver and my tooltips have never been hidden from view. There is never total joy in computing, for there are other minor annoyances with the tray area icons that still popup in this forum occasionally... <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19>

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    Re: Taskbar over Balloons (WinXP Pro SP-2)

    Al:

    Seems to be working for me as well..

    Strange that those two are connected... Reminds us how small we are in the reality of the Big Kahuna PC!

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    Re: Taskbar over Balloons (WinXP Pro SP-2)

    I hate to add gloom to this but........

    I was one that believed that turning off the screen saver corrected the problem and it did for some time. Now, however, I still have the screen saver turned off and I am once again getting the hidden balloons. It worked for more that a year on one of my machines for me but for some reason it no longer does. Most of the time I do see the tips but out of the blue they will all of a sudden be hidden. Rebooting is the only solution I have found to get them back once they become hidden.

    I wonder if MS will correct this problem in Vista. Any of you BETA testers making them aware of this annoyance?
    H Lewton

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    Re: Taskbar over Balloons (WinXP Pro SP-2)

    Al: I've had no issue with the balloons since I turned off my screwn saver...

    But how come this is? What in the saver could be causing this (unrelated) issue?

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    Re: Taskbar over Balloons (WinXP Pro SP-2)

    I'd be the last one to be able to explain it, or any of the OTHER anomolies with the taskbar or system tray. 1) A number of us have reported strange behaviour of the icons in the tray at times and then mine will behave for months. 2) I run my Palm Desktop calendar at startup and some mornings when I reboot, the calendar comes open on the screen but is not shown on the taskbar. If I minimize it, it then shows up on the taskbar, whence I can open it back to the screen. The list could go on...

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    Re: Taskbar over Balloons (WinXP Pro SP-2)

    Aren't you just the spreader of good will and cheer!

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