I did a search and read through a few posts of peoples problems with the taskbar, but none of them really helped with what I am having trouble with. The programs that I am seeing this happen with is Windows Live Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger). On my XP machine, and on Vista, when you click on the 'X' to close the buddy lists, it drops them down off the taskbar and only as an Icon by the clock. You still stay signed in and all. Im sure most that will read this know how these programs work. Anyways... On my Windows 7 Laptop, this doesnt happen. When I hit the 'X' it just puts them down on the taskbar. Even when I was prompted by Windows Live Messenger to not do this and to stay signed in, it still does it. I dont have either program pinned to the taskbar, and I have also pinned and unpinned and rebooted a few times with the different pinned and unpinned combos. Im very picky with my taskbar and desktop and like a clean look with nothing there unless it has to be. Is anyone else experiencing this? Or have a way to make the programs work like they do on XP/Vista?