Thanks so much for your splendid Taskbar Eliminator. When watching videos and stuff, it's annoying to have the Windows taskbar visible. As you know, Microsoft requires several steps to turn taskbar auto-hide on and off each time—and of course, it doesn't always work, because the taskbar has a mind of its own (apps trying to "notify" you, etc.).
Sheesh. After all, this is the 21st century. We don't have the flying bubble cars or rocket shoes, but we have most of the other stuff. And we want control of our own computers, dang it.
I finally found an app called Taskbar Activate (I dare you to find it, though—it's quite obscure) that worked well, but for some reason didn't hide the Start button. So I wrote my own Visual Basic app to do that (called, appropriately, Start Button Hider). Yes, I was resigned to having to run two apps to hide or show my own taskbar. I probably would've been more indignant, belligerent, etc., but it was something of a consolation knowing that Bill Gates was out there doing some very charitable stuff with his Windows dough (although whether it would've occurred to him to do so had Melinda not lassoed him is open to conjecture).
But now I have your superior app. It's perfect. Thanks again. At this point I feel compelled to say something about people who collect road cones. Don't ask me why. I'm sure they wouldn't know either. Cheers, Ander