Taskbar Overlapping Maximized Windows

Background

On my Windows 8.1, the taskbar works normal on the desktop.  However, I have 2 extended desktop on 2 monitors. 

Problem

On these extended desktops, any maximized windows would either cover the taskbar or covered by the taskbar. For example, the taskbar covers/overlaps the bottom of my maximized Excel, I cannot click on the bottom worksheet tabs easily.

Solution

  1. Right click on the taskbar, select Properties
  2. Check Auto-hide the taskbar.  Click OK.
  3. Move your mouse to the bottom of the screen so it brings up the taskbar.
  4. Right click on the taskbar, select Properties
  5. Clear the checkbox Auto-hide the taskbar.  Click OK.
  6. Any maximized windows and the taskbar should no longer overlap/cover each other.

 

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