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  • When I start Opera since version 23 it is always in the fordground.
    My taskbar hides automatically and when I use Opera I can't use the taskbar while opera is open because it is always behind the browser window.

    Do you have any ideas how i can fix this?

  • In my case, I've always used "Auto-hide the taskbar", but now with 23 it won't re-appear (it's underneath Opera). I filed a bug report yesterday- we'll see what happens.
    BTW you can force the bar to appear by hitting the "Windows" key.

  • I'm having this exact same issue. Driving me nuts. I've now been forced to uninstall Opera and reinstall the previous version.

  • Same here 🙂

  • Agreed, I've always used "Auto-hide the taskbar", and now with 23 it won't re-appear. I often use the taskbar when using Opera in full screen. Finding my keyboard and the Windows button is a PITA when I normally simply use the mouse to do most of my tasks and browsing. I am surprised this simple bug was not caught early on.

  • Same problem since Opera 23 came, unable to access the startmenu on taskbar! Big PITA!

  • Found the solution. There was Windows Update that had not installed yet. As soon as I shut down and installed the problem went away!

  • Unfortunately, only temporary solution, the problem has returned and restarting windows doesn't help. The windows Key does however reveal the startmenu and taskbar.

  • I am having this very problem - in fact, I was just about to start a thread about it! But I've been using O22 for almost a month now, and this problem has only started about a week ago. Which leads me to believe that it is due to a Windows 7 update, or an Opera update.

    No problems with revealing the taskbar from within other programs. Just for Opera.

  • Bugger, can't edit my previous post!

    I've just checked my version, and it version 23! Opera updated from 22 to 23 without my knowledge or permission! That is why I am having taskbar problems. How can I revert back to O22??!!

  • [Mod edit: off-topic rant and all caps comment removed]

  • Bugger, can't edit my previous post!
    I've just checked my version, and it version 23! Opera updated from 22 to 23 without my knowledge or permission! That is why I am having taskbar problems. How can I revert back to O22??!!

    Here's the direct download link for the previous version of Opera 22. Just bear in mind that it seems like the extensions for Opera 22 no longer work. So you won't be able to use the search bar on the speed dial page. But that's a small gripe for me because I mainly use the actual google page anyway. Just make sure to allow the browser to access the internet, but block the autoupdater from accessing the internet through your firewall or it will just update to Opera 23 again. Why on earth Opera wouldn't put a way to turn off automatic updates in the settings I will never know. Such a basic option to overlook. Anyway, hope this helps for the meantime until Opera can release an update that fixes the taskbar blocking issue.

  • I have exactly the same problem as the other users describe above. no taskbar when Opera is open.

  • Hello guys, I've found a workaround for this bug in windows XP though it may work on windows 7 also, but there's a difference which I'll explain at the end.

    Instead of having the Opera windows maximized, choose "restore" and then you resize manually the window to the full size of your monitor except the bottom one, there you leave it half an inch away from it (it can be less than that, try smaller sizes but never full at the bottom 'cause then it won't work).

    The issue with windows 7 is that it automatically maximizes a program window when you try to change its shape closer to the size of the display's area, if you can avoid this congratulations then, but I don't have the time right now to experiment on W7, so if one of you try this please let us know if it worked or not.

    I hope I've helped to at least one of you.

  • First: Yes, the Windows button works. But I don't want to use the button every time I want to change the window, that's a PITA!

    And I also don't want to try to resize opera manually, so that it will maybe fit or maybe will automatically maximize...
    It is not possible that the Opera team is not able to fix this bug, it worked for 22 versions before.

    Will anyone of the programmers team will read this forum? Maybe we all should write emails ..

  • Same problem here, they should fix it soon. Such dumb issue.

  • Please, everybody star this issue to draw devs attention to it and get it finally fixed for good.

  • Hey guys I also have the same problem. Start bar can not be view or accessed if you have auto hide on and Opera Browser is maximized...

    Looks like I will be installing the latest version of v22 because v23 has this bug and no setting to fix it.

  • Simply restore and resize the window like Juarez explained, this bug is very easy to avoid...

  • please fix this bug, the "juarez-solution" is not really a solution...