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Old May 23, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Question Help removing taskbar in W7?

I found a solution, Instead of using rocketdock I picked up a copy of ObjectDock ($5 and completely worth it)
ObjectDock has an option to hide the taskbar..It's a lifesaver!

Hi guys! (Hope this is the right forum, It's the only place that seemed relevant)
So, I've been doing a LOT of tweaking to my PC, making it look nice and that. I'm beginning to have a problem making it exactly like I want, See the taskbar...It needs to die.

I've downloaded a program that temporarily disables it (Yes I know downloading a program that removes a key element of Windows isn't exactly the best idea...)

My screen <should> look like this:

What it ends up looking like is this:

So my question: How do I kill it? No matter what I try, no matter how hard, it lives. IT JUST WON'T DIE!

I've tried programs similar to the one I currently use to disable it..All end up doing the same thing.
I've heard of using a shell replacement but I have no idea how... Any help will be greatly appreciated and I thank anyone who contributes to helping in advanced.

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Old May 23, 2013, 07:39 PM
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Set this registry key: HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell
as a REG_SZ value with the path to the EXE you want to launch. In your case, I'd point it at the EXE for your dock.

That should do the trick.
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Old May 23, 2013, 08:31 PM
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--EDIT-- I found a fix, See the edited OP.

Set the registry value then restarted my PC...
Upon starting nothing loaded..at all, not even my background. Not rainmeter..not rocketdock
I got stuck on a black screen with the "Oh " face.

After Windows+R didn't work I brought up task manager and started explorer.exe... Everything's working properly now and I deleted the registry key.

I do believe I need to look into a more...safe...method.
Only after explorer.exe started did my dock even try to load...

I'm starting to think one of these shell replacements is going to be my only choice, eh?

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Old May 24, 2013, 01:38 PM
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Why don't you just move the to the left or right and have it on auto-hide?

I don't think it's worth potentially messing up the OS trying to remove it
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