hi there. i haven't used this TE yet, but i've so far heard/read nothing but great things about it. i've been getting used to the happy days of rocket dock this past month, and so of course have been sniffing around (more extensively) for some way (that actually works) of eliminating the taskbar. this one seems to get the highest marks, for basic functionality and user support, so i'm looking forward to using it, if for nothing more than curiosity to see its design in action.
i still require the system tray quite frequently, so i've taken to just moving my taskbar over to the right side of my screen, auto-hiding it, and keeping rocket dock auto-hidden on the bottom. happy days. works beautifully for my purposes, but i fully understand the desire and pursuit of getting rid of the taskbar altogether.
the reason i've gotten into all this auto-hide stuff is because over the past couple months i've discovered the joy of using firefox in fullscreen mode. with rocket dock available but out-of-sight on the bottom, my address bar and search enging bar along with bookmarks toolbar and tabs bar (if more than one) all auto-hidden, every inch (pixel) on my screen is dedicated to my surfing. it's absolute bliss. (especially when you stumble upon sights like the homepage for Alvaro Puentes Photography — stumbled across it last night, while in fullscreen, and actually gasped. simple black and white photo, but uninterrupted by anything else on the screen. wonderful.)
the reason i'm mentioning all this is: when firefox is in fullscreen mode, the taskbar is nowhere to be found. now, maybe it's a fluke of my system setup (FF 3.5.5, xp sp3, etc), but no matter what the taskbar is set to (auto-hide, normal, locked or unlocked), as long as firefox is the active application and in fullscreen mode, i can't access or bring up the taskbar unless i use the windows key to pop up the start menu. (very much like the desired functionality of this "working" and other, let's say "imitation" taskbar eliminators.)
not that i don't appreciate the development of such a useful tool — as do several others, judging by the positive comments here and on the old KaneBT site — but i just wanted to mention, since i haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else, that, if firefox has this kind of "power" to 'disable' the taskbar completely while active in fullscreen, surely there must be some basic little toggle in the explorer shell to allow for this. and hey, what do i know, maybe that's the very toggle that this handy little TE app here exploits/uses/impliments.
either way, keep up the great work. you're obviously making a lot of people's dreams come true.
just wanted to throw my 2 cents in.