Is there a way to hide the taskbar so it will not pop up when you mouse over it without actually disabling the start menu? (accessing the start menu via the keyboard windows key rather than clicking.) I have found a few things via google about hacking the registry to disable the start menu, but nothing on just simply hiding it. I hope this makes enough sense. lol. EDIT: Nevermind, I found a way to accomplish exactly what I wanted to do all along. There is a program available that hides the taskbar, but keeps the start menu. It doesn't pop up on mouseover... you toggle it with shortcut keys.