VNC viewer fullscreen does not cover Windows taskbar

Steve P oneskywalker49 at
Sat Mar 23 18:12:51 GMT 2013

Hi, Todd.

If you are running Windows XP and you right click on the Windows taskbar and select Properties,  then a "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" window should pop up.  On the Taskbar tab of the window, you should see a "Keep the taskbar on top of other windows" option.  If you uncheck that and click OK, then the VNC Viewer (and other application windows) should begin to cover the Windows taskbar.

I hope that helps?

- Steve

> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:53:06 -0400
> Subject: VNC viewer fullscreen does not cover Windows taskbar
> I've seen some varying comments on the list with regards to my issue, but
> none of them seem to directly apply.  I had been using version 4.6.1 of the
> enterprise viewer on a Windows machine.  When I would start up a fullscreen
> viewer, it would cover everything including the Windows taskbar.  This is
> the behavior that I prefer.
> Today I switched to a different Windows machine and when I run the
> fullscreen viewer (same version), the Windows taskbar refuses to go away.
>  I tried upgrading Real VNC to version 5.0.5, but that did not change the
> behavior.
> First off, do other people experience the "fullscreen covers everything
> right away" behavior?  And if so, did you have to do anything to get it
> that way?  Secondly, I've seen some mention of clicking on the taskbar and
> then back in the viewer to get rid of the taskbar.  I've tried this, but
> the taskbar remains.  Is anyone aware of any other workarounds to get rid
> of the taskbar?
> Thanks,
> Todd
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