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Keep Windows Clear of Top Taskbar

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This is a script I've been using for a while – I prefer my Windows XP setup with the taskbar on top, but unfortunately there are numerous Windows programs which assume the taskbar will always be on the bottom.

As a result, those programs often place their windows with title bars directly underneath my taskbar – requiring a lot of repeated hassle to get those windows out from under it.

This script takes care of this problem for you – I leave it running all day, and it automatically moves any badly-placed windows out from under the taskbar for me. I'm hopeful that others will also find this little program useful!


func fixWindows($aWinList,$nWidth,$nHeight)
    for $i=1 to $aWinList[0][0]
        local $hwnd=$aWinList[$i][1]
        local $pos=winGetPos($hwnd)
        if isArray($pos) then
            local $x=$pos[0],$y=$pos[1],$winWidth=$pos[2],$winHeight=$pos[3]
            if $x<=0 and $y<=0 and $winHeight>=(@DesktopHeight-4) then
                ; don’t move this window – something covering the whole screen is probably meant to be there
            elseif $x<$nWidth and $y<$nHeight then
                ; move this window out from under the taskbar

func start()
    local $aTaskbarPos,$trayWidth,$trayHeight

        sleep(2000) ; check every two seconds
    until isArray($aTaskbarPos)

    if $aTaskbarPos[1]>0 then
        ; taskbar is not at the top of the screen, quit

    $trayWidth=$aTaskbarPos[0]+$aTaskbarPos[2]-32 ; allow for windows mostly on the other side of the taskbar (for dual monitor setup)

    while true
        sleep(2000) ; check every two seconds



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