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making the actual background of the taskbar invisible?

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RadioactiveMicrobe
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making the actual background of the taskbar invisible?

RadioactiveMicrobe » October 23rd, 2013, 7:51 pm

Bascially, I want to go from this;



to this with like, the battery indicator and all that stuff on the right side as well;

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moshi
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Re: making the actual background of the taskbar invisible?

moshi » October 23rd, 2013, 8:22 pm

it's not really a Rainmeter related question and i don't have Windows 8, but Google has plenty of information about this:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=hide+taskbar+windows+8
RadioactiveMicrobe
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Re: making the actual background of the taskbar invisible?

RadioactiveMicrobe » October 24th, 2013, 6:48 pm

Well, see the thing is, I don't want to hide the taskbar, per say. I want to hide the actual bar, but make the pinned icons still visible. I also want to move the taskbar around once it's like that. If you see in the second pic, I kind of made a mock-up where I have the taskbar near the top in that empty blue space.
madmist78
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Re: making the actual background of the taskbar invisible?

madmist78 » October 25th, 2013, 8:46 pm

How about RocketDock ? I'm doing this right now, I have the taskbar hidden, but have the icons at the top of the screen.

Now its true they only launch the programs, and say, don't show running instances when hovering..... but it adds nice effect, and cleans up the desktop.