Task bar with small icons at top, start button sticks out at bottom and produces shading, even when taskbar hidden RRS feed

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  • Would this be a bug in Windows 7 or (more likely?) a bug in the Nvidia graphics drivers for the on-board Geforce 7050 chipset?

    I have the taskbar at the top of the screen, autohiding.

    When small icons are chosen the start button is too big to fit in the taskbar and sticks out at the bottom of the bar. Over the full width of the screen there is a kind of shading below the taskbar that extends down a little beyond the bottom of the start button. When the taskbar goes into autohiding, the start button vanishes entirely, but the shading remains, now at the top of the screen, and partly covers the buttons of maximised windows; however, the buttons can be used even if the mouse pointer is over the shading, and hovering the mouse over the shading does not evoke the taskbar.

    Reverting to normal icons gets rid of the shading. However, after logging out, then in, or after a reboot, the shading appears independently of whether normal or small icons are used. Strangely, it is possible to get rid of the shading by moving the taskbar to the bottom, then back to the top of the screen.

    System: Asrock N68PV-GS (Nvidia 7050 chipset).

    • Edited by jerdenberg Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:06 AM
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 6:10 PM