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How to deal with task bar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by George@here.com, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. George@here.com

    George@here.com Flightless Bird

    I am using XP SP3, I am trying to look at a series of .mov files in a
    folder, one file at a time.
    When I double click on one of the .mov files, it quite naturally
    executes Quicktime V7.0 to 'play' the .mov, since that is the default
    for .mov files.
    What I don't like is that Quicktime always opens to play the .mov with
    its 'play' button (and its other controls too) hidden behind the task
    bar at the bottom of the screen.
    I can manually shrink Quicktime's window so as to expose the play
    button, but how can I make Quicktime come up automatically on top of
    the task bar, so's I can see the quicktime controls?

    This may be a dumb question, and if so, I am sorry. But I really
    would like to know.

    Anyone?
     
  2. Jerry

    Jerry Flightless Bird

    Move the mouse to a blank area on the taskbar, right-click, select
    Properties and in the Taskbar appearance window uncheck "Keep ther taskbar
    on top of other windows".

    <George@here.com> wrote in message
    news:iq2bm5d1qrh4er8jtaa1o6tkqquvr7iu34@4ax.com...
    >I am using XP SP3, I am trying to look at a series of .mov files in a
    > folder, one file at a time.
    > When I double click on one of the .mov files, it quite naturally
    > executes Quicktime V7.0 to 'play' the .mov, since that is the default
    > for .mov files.
    > What I don't like is that Quicktime always opens to play the .mov with
    > its 'play' button (and its other controls too) hidden behind the task
    > bar at the bottom of the screen.
    > I can manually shrink Quicktime's window so as to expose the play
    > button, but how can I make Quicktime come up automatically on top of
    > the task bar, so's I can see the quicktime controls?
    >
    > This may be a dumb question, and if so, I am sorry. But I really
    > would like to know.
    >
    > Anyone?
    >
     
  3. J. P. Gilliver (John)

    J. P. Gilliver (John) Flightless Bird

    In message <eGwmX2roKHA.4836@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>, Jerry
    <ChiefZekeNoSpam@MSN.com> writes:
    >Move the mouse to a blank area on the taskbar, right-click, select
    >Properties and in the Taskbar appearance window uncheck "Keep ther taskbar
    >on top of other windows".

    []
    >> I can manually shrink Quicktime's window so as to expose the play
    >> button, but how can I make Quicktime come up automatically on top of
    >> the task bar, so's I can see the quicktime controls?

    []
    Or set the taskbar to autohide.

    Can you select some sort of full-screen mode in Quicktime (or is it, but
    behind the taskbar)? VLC, for example, toggles with F11 (and it comes in
    front of the taskbar, even though I think I have taskbar set to keep on
    top), and it also has another toggle (involving the H key IIRR) to
    hide/make visible the controls.
    --
    J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)Ar@T0H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
    ** http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/G6JPG-PC/JPGminPC.htm for ludicrously
    outdated thoughts on PCs. **

    "The first objective of any tyrant in Whitehall would be to make Parliament
    utterly subservient to his will; and the next to overturn or diminish trial by
    jury ..." Lord Devlin (http://www.holbornchambers.co.uk)
     

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