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December 28th, 2011, 14:23
Specifically, when reading books in full-screen mode in Foxit Reader. Foxit Reader only has options to display its own toolbars, not the Windows taskbar. And, obviously, right-clicking the taskbar and selecting "always keep on top of other windows" or "lock taskbar" doesn't help either. Is there any round-about way to keep the Windows taskbar visible and working normally in full-screen?

P.S. A magnificent Golden Raspberry will be awarded to whomever decides to start arguing the semantics of the word "full-screen".
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December 28th, 2011, 16:09
Why don't you just use adobe reader like most normal ppl?
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December 29th, 2011, 23:28
@Andhaira : Because the Foxit reader is just faster. And smaller.

I don't know if this helps you, but MS TweakUI has an option under "General" -> "Focus" -> "Prevent Applications From Stealing Focus". You could try that out.

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December 31st, 2011, 00:30
Errr? What kind of full screen is it, then? Is it the kind that takes over your entire screen (like a game) or is it just maximized? If it's the former then the whole point is to get rid of things like the task bar. If it's the latter then something else is going on.
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December 31st, 2011, 16:36
Alrik, I've already had this option selected. Whatever it does, it doesn't help.

And Zloth, I have sent your Golden Raspberry under separate cover by overnight mail. Make good use of it, you deserved it.


Is there any way to keep the taskbar from disappearing when I turn the fullscreen mode in Foxit Reader? I know the fullscreen mode is supposed to hide the taskbar, I'd just like to override this setting somehow. Google Chrome supports this option, so I don't see why Foxit shouldn't.
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January 1st, 2012, 03:02
Foxit it crap! SumatraPDF rules them all!!!!
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January 1st, 2012, 15:12
I guess the function within Foxit Reader is so that it can be used as a kind of presentation program - and an "bar" would be disturbing there, I guess.

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