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Task bar keeps on disappearing? MichaelKevin 6/13/09 10:13 PM
For some reason, ever since this morning, when ever I have Google Chrome maximized, my taskbar disappears. It doesn't do this when I maximize anyother window. Help please?
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? gxg 6/14/09 3:29 AM
Did you set the (Windows) taskbar to auto-hide? Normally this is when applications are allowed to cover the screen all the way down.
Are you in full screen mode in Chrome?
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? truevox 7/19/09 5:46 PM
I have the same issue as mktamin. Yes, my task bar is set to auto-hide, but it's also set to "Keep the taskbar ontop of other windows", which (in ALL other programs I've used except when they go "Full Screen" (which is fine) causes the task bar to 'pop up' when mousing over the bottom of the screen) I am not expecting my task bar to visible at all times, only when I hover over it. And no, I'm not in full screen. Please, tell me that ignoring system settings is not something Chrome considers a feature...
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? lindylmills 7/26/09 1:47 PM
I too have the same problem.  I am using windows XP Pro and Chrome is the only application that covers the task bar when maximised.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? triden 9/6/09 11:31 PM
I also have the problem.  Chrome hides my taskbar, but the taskbar is not set to auto hide.  Chrome is the only program that does it...and I am not in fullscreen mode (F11).  Vista 64bit
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? gleeson 9/8/09 7:13 AM
same issue as triden.  started all of a sudden today (08 sept 09)
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? BNRBranding 10/25/09 9:22 AM
I notice the same problem, but for me it's intermittent. It only happens in Chrome, no other programs do it. It's only when Chrome is maximized. My taskbar is not set to autohide, and I can toggle full screen on and off with no change in the taskbar situation. Generally I can reboot and it goes back to normal. I am on Vista Biz 32bit, Chrome 3.0.195.27.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? noadagul 10/25/09 10:34 AM
I have the same problem, I did not set my taskbar to auto-hide and I've set it to be always on top of other windows. I'm using windows XP home. Any ideas on how to solve it?
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? BehzadSadeghi 11/13/09 2:39 AM
I, too, have the same exact problem. Have had it for months. I am running Windows Vista 64-bit Ultimate. Like all others here, the task bar is set to auto-hide, but it is set to remain on top of other windows, Chrome is maximized, and the only application that has this problem is Chrome.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Chinaboy 11/18/09 8:52 PM
I too have the same problem.  I am using windows 7 and Chrome is the only application that covers the task bar when maximised.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? repentagliaIV 12/10/09 2:36 AM
Same problem. It began after a couple of software upgrades..unfortunately I can't tell which one triggered the problem.
Anyway the upgrades were:
- these days XP updates
- Thunderbird 3.0
- UltraVNC 1.0.8.2
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? acuvic 12/31/09 4:27 AM
This workaround helps bring the taskbar back for me (Vista basic):
Press function key F11 twice
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? BehzadSadeghi 12/31/09 4:37 AM
Wow, acuvic! It works. Thank you so, so, so very much!!!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? aartvark 1/14/10 3:41 PM
I'm using Xp Pro.  I don't have the window maximized, but I do have it sized to fill the screen.  I have my task bar auto hide on the left side of the screen.  The task bar is covered up.  F11 does not help.  I have to hit the Windows key.  As soon as the Chrome window gets focus, the task bar gets covered up again.  This is going to significantly discourage me from using Chrome - it's not being well behaved.  I am very likely to uninstall it.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Hear.Avatar 1/20/10 5:28 PM
You have to just right click the taskbar ->settings -> and select keep taskbar on top of other windows

hope this helps
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Hear.Avatar 1/20/10 5:29 PM
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? sdeepengineer 1/20/10 9:23 PM
I had the same problem, To fix this

You have to just right click the taskbar ->settings -> and unselect keep taskbar on top of other windows and click ok.  

Then You have to just right click the taskbar ->settings -> and select keep taskbar on top of other windows and click ok.

Now the problem is gone!!!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? grahamlauren 1/22/10 4:43 PM
Same problem for me but for some reason the F11 key solution seems to have resolved what was becoming an incredibly irritating problem.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? giazzon 1/25/10 8:10 AM
The F11 helps but it is not a solution. Chrome/Chromium still stays on top of any other application that is set to be "on top", like a Winamp task bar on the top of the screen. This is very annoying and it should be considered as a severe bug since it is not a Windows Os natural behavior.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? elijablack11 2/1/10 3:56 PM
Stop telling people to make sure they have Keep Task Bar On Top Of Other Windows enabled. That has nothing to do with it.

Could we get an actual Google Employee to answer this question? I feel like this should have been fixed with the new version, but it obviously hasn't. I just finished installing vers. 4.0.249.78 immediately after a fresh reformat (running Windows 7 Pro x86, completely updated) and have been using it for a half hour. Chrome is already covering up my taskbar. If it's any incentive, Google, this is enough to make me switch back to Firefox.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? gmergoux 2/3/10 9:50 AM
I have the same issue
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? mario- 2/4/10 10:43 AM
Hi guys,

I updated my browser (through the "About Google Chrome") to the newest version, which at the moment of writing this post, is 4.0.249.78 and the problem is gone!

Thanks Google, for taking the time to fix this annoying bug.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? giazzon 2/10/10 5:52 AM
Mine is also 4.0.249.78 but the problem still happens. The workaround is to press F11 twice.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? yazuls 3/1/10 9:11 PM
Like most of you I have the same problem, AND... there's no "settings -> and select keep taskbar on top of other windows" when I right click... is that normal?
i like to have it sized to fill the screen, but not all the way down where i can't see the taskbar. Is really annoying could someone help me without giving me the option of going to the "settings" thing (because it doesn't show on mine) and the F11 is not working on me. I just wonder how it started because i remember a week ago i had it normal and now is getting into my nerves! I like chrome but if this can't be fixed I would have to go back to firefox.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? CapnPants 3/2/10 3:04 PM
Turning off [keep taskbar on top of other windows] and applying changes, then turning it back on worked for me.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? dickdelete 3/14/10 3:17 AM
I too have the same problem.  I am using windows XP Pro and Chrome is the only application that covers the task bar when maximised.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? thenoslife 3/15/10 4:10 PM
Problem is STILL not fixed.

Exists in 4.0.249.89

Running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Taskbar set to autohide and Chrome maximize, taskbar WILL NOT SHOW.

Pressing F11 twice quick is a poor fix.

This problem has been out there for almost YEARS. Google fix it!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? 42scube 3/31/10 4:24 AM
This problem (from this forum's thread) goes back to June 2009.  Only a few user 'suggestions', no fixes or updates from Google.  If us users have made it this far to make the transition from MS Internet Explorer to Chrome I would gauge there is a certain level of understanding of Windows, especially how to enable/disable the Taskbar Autohide feature.  Poor suggestions, but what suggestions are left really since it is a problem w/ Chrome (or the underlying framework it was coded in).  Regardless, it does not appear to be a priority on the bug list.

    Switching back to FF, thanks for the short ride google...
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? arrobarriba 4/9/10 2:48 PM
I have the same problem with version 5.0.342.9 beta
Pressing F11 twice works, but it must be a bug. I hope it will be fixed soon!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? mmeier2 4/12/10 10:20 PM
I also have this problem! I first noticed it about a month ago, and it seems to happen only when I switch to chrome from the taskbar. It doesn't happen with any other program or browser either. The F11 trick works, but shouldn't have to be used to enjoy chrome!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Trevor54 4/14/10 6:42 AM
Quit hitting the F11 Key so much people!  What did that poor little key ever do to you? How bout we try a more key-conservative approach:

Instead of F11, just press the "Windows Icon" button located between the Fn and Alt key, and your taskbar will instantly appear.  Personally, I find this easier and quicker since your thumb's right there, and you don't have to wait for the screen resolution to switch from normal to full screen and then back again to normal (By then, I forget which program I wanted on the taskbar anyway).

Still, like Pinocchio, this ins't a real-boy fix, and I can't understand why Google won't just make a simple reg edit in a Chrome update so that it stops covering our sultry mistress, the auto-hidden task bar.  It's almost like they're preparing us for their vision of a Chrome OS where Windows wouldn't even be on the machine (Resistance is Futile (and no I'm not a Trekkie)).  But enough with the conspiracy theory and metaphors.  

Let me know if you find this solution a titch less annoying than the double F11 combo move, which come to think of it, I'm pretty sure made Blanca do his fireball spin in Streetfighter . . . or maybe it was Chin Li's upside down twirl...Oh those legs...Chin Li wasn't too bad either.

And in case any Google Intelligentsia are monitoring this thread: Thanks a bunchload for all you guys do.  If I were inclined to steal from old grandmas, the first thing I'd do is sell their rascals, drive them to the nearest pawn shop, and invest my wrongfully converted funds in your company.  But since I'm still a just lowly law student, I will have to wait a little longer until I enjoy ownership in the flagship of innovation. So can I get my own Google Doodle now?  My birthday is November 21, and I like pictures of sea otters breaking clams on their chests.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? EroThraX 4/17/10 7:19 AM
Windows key doesn't fix the issue though, chrome just reverts back to ignoring the fact that the task bar is supposed to show on top of it afterwards.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? brokenface1 5/5/10 1:18 PM
JUST FIX IT!!!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Greenchile 5/17/10 5:16 PM
With Auto-hide "unchecked" and Keep taskbar on top of other windows "checked". Still have this problem with Chrome. Started about a week ago, worked perfectly till then. Hitting F11 twice switches to full-screen and back, during which time the taskbar never appears, not even momentarily. So F11 doesn't work even temporarily to fix the problem. I prefer to have the taskbar visible all the time so I can see the clock and easily switch between windows and applications without extra button presses. It would be nice if Google would post a fix to what appears to be a long-running problem.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? KhaimovMR 5/23/10 4:07 PM
F11 - not resolving the problem.
Taskbar is set to be "Always on top" and unchecked the "Auto-hide" option.
Hope Google will fix it. This bug is annoying.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? nemo81 5/25/10 6:10 PM
Same problem..

Please fix this google. Im going back to firefox for the time being..
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? the Core 5/28/10 4:09 AM
Hey, if the taskbar is set to auto-hide,
read further on this other topic:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=3a0c6d2e6dd8f579&hl=en&start=40

I think, at least, I hope, I've placed a solution. It's the 5th message at page 2
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? arbor 5/28/10 7:00 AM
I dont think we should have to select "keep taskbar on top of other windows".  Sometimes we want that space for something else.  This is a defect in Google Chrome that should be fixed.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? rkrules 5/28/10 6:58 PM
I do NOT have auto-hide and I DO have "keep on top". F11 does not work. Problem with only chrome maximized. HATE this.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? the Core 5/29/10 5:36 AM
ok, then also try installing a theme.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? IPlayNaked 6/2/10 8:21 PM
I...think I fixed it.  Windows 7 x64, originally did not have auto-hide enabled.  F11 didn't work, nor did installing a theme.

My fix:

Maximize Chrome
Open taskbar properties > Enable Auto hide > Move taskbar to top of screen.
Once taskbar is at top disable auto hide
Resize/minimize/maximize your chrome, it should fit the screen correctly (allowing room for the taskbar at top)
Move taskbar to bottom, resize/maximize and it should fit the screen again, allowing for the taskbar again.

Fixed it for me anyway, some of the steps might not be necessary, but of course I can't check unless the issue happens again.

Best of luck.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? BLITZBURGH79 6/16/10 3:27 PM
If you right click the task bar and uncheck 'Lock the Taskbar' it seems to go back to normal, or at least it did for me.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? tehrob 6/18/10 4:07 PM
Thanks IPlayNaked!

That worked a treat for me for now, and may even be useful in the fix.(must be some registry thing that gets rewritten when doing all of this. (no idea how to check.)
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? rom4ik2000 6/21/10 2:52 AM
I started the task manager and rebooted the explorer process. The problem was with the explorer. Once I ended it and started again , the windows task bar didnt disappear anymore.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? lwebb82 6/22/10 5:23 AM
Control B works for me:
Left click "customize and control Google Chrome" at upper right of screen (wrench icon), then
Left click "Always show bookmarks bar"
...or just hit Control B
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? hiphopfreak 7/21/10 2:45 AM
i am facing the same problem
n for that reason i set the taskbar to auto-hide
it appears when u take the mouse at the bottom of the screen
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? peelermcsweepy 9/10/10 6:07 PM
This same thing happened for me on 64 Windows 7. I fixed it by going into the properties on the taskbar (right click) and enabling auto-hide, locking the taskbar, and then disabling the auto-hide.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? uliseshotmail 9/17/10 6:10 PM
SOLUCION WORKS!  right click the taskbar ---->settings -------> and select keep taskbar on top of other windows, aply then again but seletct keep taskbar down
;)
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? kalahariS 10/8/10 6:11 PM
I just suddenly started having this problem after doing a clean install of Chrome Dev v7.0.544.0 !!   I did not have this problem before that.  After reboot, the Taskbar comes back.  

Google should fix this...
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? bchallis 11/16/10 6:21 AM
Had this problem as well (I also found that the windows+tab option which brought my various screens onto a cascade thing wasn't working) - this answer sounds ridiculous but fixed it for me....

My laptop was generally left on or not shut down properly very often... very simply I uninstalled my chrome theme, shut down and re-booted in safe mode then shut down and rebooted and now both problems are fixed. Worth a shot maybe?
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? j1mmydaSainT 12/6/10 4:40 PM
No idea why this helps, but I just was able to figure out how to fix it on my computer.  Right click the bottom toolbar and unlock it.  Next move it to any side, then move it back bottom.  Presto, it will keep showing when in chrome!  Not sure what kind of weird bug the fullscreen thing was but moving the toolbar fixes it.  Actually looks pretty sweet on the right right of a dual monitor =P
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Sahil m 12/8/10 6:32 AM
Just press the windows button between Ctrl and Alt and hold onto it.Click the taskbar with mouse pointer and fix the problem.Try hold on to it for some time it .Fixed for me.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? alvee 12/9/10 10:13 PM
Kinda late but I have a temporary solution, temporary cause it does disappear after a while or when a new page is brought up but you can simply just do it again. Here it is: While in F11, press ALT and SPACE BAR until you see the menu top left, then press the circled windows logo botton. Hope this helps.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? CWGski 12/16/10 5:38 PM
After toggling the following settings the problem was fixed on my computer. (make sure Auto-hide is unchecked for this to work)

1. 'Always show toolbar on top'- uncheck, Apply, check, Apply

2. Reduce Chrome to less than full screen.

3. Right click toolbar and select show desktop

4.Right click toolbar and select show open windows.

5. Maximize chrome.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Giovanyl 12/20/10 10:15 AM
OKAY YES it worked i have windows 7
I minimized Chrome right clicked talk bar then right clicked again "Lock the Taskbar"
fixeddddddddddd
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? amskhan 12/28/10 7:07 PM
hey i installed a soft ware called divi can it did this and im rly annoyed i dont understand any of theat stuff
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Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Kittyrache 1/4/11 1:52 PM
I'm using Windows 7 and this worked for me:

Maximise Chrome
Right click the task bar
Properties
Auto-hide task bar
Move task bar to TOP and apply
Right click the task bar
Properties
Move task bar back to the BOTTOM and apply

then you can go unauto-hide and lock the taskbar etc again. It worked for me when all else failed. seriously the most annoying glitch ever
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? snerx 2/13/11 9:45 PM
Right click on Task Bar.  Click on Properties.  Make sure Lock Task Bar option is unchecked.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? santosh2399 2/14/11 4:44 AM
hii guys,

 uinstall google chrome and reinstall it .thats it now the problem is no more


Cheers
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? alphahydrae 2/23/11 3:33 AM
I have a simple fix here. This solved my problem.
Just follow the easy steps.

1. Right click on your task bar.
2. Start Task Manager.
3. Go to Processes tab.
4. Look for explorer.exe and click End Process.
5. On Task Manager, click File in Menu Bar and select New Task(Run).
6. Type in explorer.exe.
7. Click Open.

Problem Solved.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? TuRmoiLxx 3/5/11 10:51 PM
I've had this problem for like ever, it really annoyed me, especially when I was trying to multi-task:

Windows Vista:

1. Go to Control Panel.
2. Go to appearance and Personalization
3. Press the Topic Task Bar and Start Menu
4. Click the tab 'Task bar'
5. Select 'Keep the Taskbar on top of other windows'

It should help!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? joekristoff 3/6/11 9:47 AM
Same problem in Windows 7. I Right clicked the taskbar -> properties -> select autohide -> apply. Then repeat but DE-select autohide. This brought back the taskbar in fullscreen chrome browsing instantly. Hope it helps.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Compaq_B0Y 3/12/11 9:17 PM
OK, IF YOUR TASK BAR DISAPPEAR WHEN YOU OPEN UP GOOGLE CHROME I GOTTA FIX ((( I ONLY TESTED THIS ON WINDOWS7 (64x) and I DON'T KNOW ABOUT OTHER OS'S !!!!! )))

- Go to the icon that says "Customize and Control Google Chrome" its in the right side beside the STAR
- Go to options > Personal Stuff and set up a sync thing (first in personal stuff) [ You will need a gmail account to do this]
- It will ask for your gmail user-name and password type them in
- After Syncing is done Go to control pannel in your computer by going to start > control panel (on right side) > click uninstall a program (under programs)  
- choose google chrome and uninstall it ( dont worry you synced your information before)
- After uninstalling restart your computer
- Then go to internet explorer > go to google > type google chrome and go to the first link and download google chrome
- Install it
- Open it wOlA you got your bookmarks and personal stuff saved and your task bar wont disappear again !!!!!

                                                                 / HOPE THIS HELPED \
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? sallain21704 4/8/11 10:13 AM
sometimes my windows 7  task bar wont pop up when I'm on the internet. I have to minimize everything then it'll pop up... what can I do to fix this?
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? RyannB 4/12/11 4:33 PM
Thanks IPlayNaked! Fixed my problem right away.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? TheObeseCow 4/28/11 2:42 PM
I have windows 7 hp x64 and I just updated chrome and restarted my computer. It worked for me.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? phulla 5/3/11 12:06 AM
I had the same problem which also started about a week ago. It seems i have manage to resolve the problem (i cannot tell you for how long, but so far so good).

Select PROPERTIES from the START bar and uncheck the AUTOHIDE and ON TOP OF WINDOWS and click OK. Then go back to PROPERTIES and check the options you require and click OK. This you will notice shifts Chrome down a few pixels and the START bar is accessible again.

Good luck!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? choustore 5/8/11 11:58 PM
I have windows 7, i right clicked the task bar, toggled auto-hide the task bar (mine was set to not auto hide) and then it was fine.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? blacksuit16 5/16/11 11:20 AM
Iplaynaked thanks your solution worked!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? julovi 6/1/11 8:19 AM
Same thing happened to me, i fix it by uninstalling and then installing google chrome, however, it started back few days after.But it not only hides the task bar, also when i'm using microsoft word it blocks the word's bar that stays usually on the bottom,also blocks the bottom  bar at foxit reader,when i put task bar on top of the screen all the other come back
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? dingleb3rry 6/8/11 9:01 AM
Hello,  this happens occassionally to me too in Chrome using XP.

People keep saying "Ctrl B"....    (that is a capital "B")... so you have to do:
Ctrl / Shift / B... it toggles back and forth and you will see your favorites toolbar appear / disappear.  

Works!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? itrolu 6/20/11 8:51 PM
i was messing with the windows (maximizing, minimizing, maximizing...) then i made it fullscreen and it worked. but after like 30 seconds the task bar disappeared like before. can a chrome employee answer this???
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? sequoiabrown22 6/22/11 3:31 PM
I WANT MY TASKBAR BACK!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? annaa10 6/27/11 3:00 AM
OH MY GOD @IPlayNaked thank you so much!!!
i thought nothing would help! i have windows 7 so i couldn't fix this problem. thank you thank you!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Franksy 7/16/11 2:14 PM
rom4ik2000's idea worked perfect ... right click taskbar > start task manager > explorer.exe (end process) > file > new task > explorer.exe > ok
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? jnl0031 8/18/11 7:29 AM
Right click the taskbar, click "lock taskbar", always make sure that is checked.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? pramodliv1 8/18/11 10:23 PM
I tried System Restore as soon as it started happening for me and it worked :)
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? rthonly2001 9/5/11 2:52 PM
The reason why you cannot see the task bar is because the resolution of your screen has been change. On my system if I set my screen resolution to 1366x768 everything looks good and the task bar its showing on the button of the screen. But if I set it 1360x768 the task bar disappears and seems to be cover by chrome screen.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? lukas1051 9/5/11 3:33 PM
Thanks @alphahydrae, that worked perfectly. I tried every sensible solution in this thread and that was the only one that worked.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? slickerc 9/28/11 8:35 AM
Hover your mouse at the top of the screen so that the task bar comes back. Right click it and unclick "full screen mode"
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? tiffanysays 10/31/11 6:26 AM
My toolbar at the top kept disappearing so here's what I did. I am currently using OSX on a MacBook Pro, by the way. On the top right hand corner on the browser there is a little icon that looks like a wrench with a yellow arrow on top of it. Left click it and a menu with many different preferences should pop up. Where it says 'Zoom', scroll to the right and there should be a icon that looks like 2 arrows pointing diagonally away from each other or toward each other (depending on which mode you are on) Click this button and your toolbar wil reappear. Click on it again, and it will disappear.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? bearcatnat 11/17/11 8:59 PM
I've been having this problem for ages, ever since I started using Chrome early this year. It appears to have been a problem since fricking 2009, and none of the posted "fixes" are really a fix!! They are all basically a variation of doing something to force Chrome to recognize the taskbar again. I have been getting by with going into Full Screen mode, then back out, and my taskbar will work for some time. (It's set to auto hide.) But the problem always comes back. Can't this be addressed? Something so simple really shouldn't still be a problem after 2 years! I really love Google Chrome, except for this odd little error. BTW, I'm using Windows 7 64-bit.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? 12131415 11/29/11 1:11 AM
Try the following:

1. Right click on your task bar and start Task Manager
2. Select Processes tab
3. Select explorer.exe and click End Process.
4. Still in Task Manager, click File from the top menu and select New Task(Run).
5. Type in explorer.exe, click OK
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? mylife_myway 11/29/11 9:52 AM
Clicking on the bottom-right-hand corner of the screen, when Chrome has caused the task bar to disappear causes it to momentarily reappear. Now, right click on the Task Bar and open Properties. Un-check and re-check the "Lock the taskbar" option and click on Apply and OK. Worked for me!!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? 345 11/29/11 12:07 PM
This really is the best and only fix.

thank you
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? bot1 12/11/11 2:07 AM
Restarting the browser (Chrome) fixes the problem; both, taskbar shows & auto-hides, and Chrome does NOT stay on top.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? keanoman 12/17/11 1:10 PM
For me it was a lot simpler than I had thought - used the window resize icons (the middle one out of the three in the top right of Chrome) a couple of times and hey presto it is back
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Tom Stamper 12/21/11 7:58 AM
TY, TY, TY @alphahydrae! Your suggestion worked awesome. Really simple solution to an extremely tedious problem. Everyone who still has this problem, go to alphahydrae's reply on page 2.

Once again, cheers!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Tzefas 12/27/11 9:22 AM
I think i figured the issue...i had the same problem, i have my tv as primary monitor and my pc monitor as secondary. when i change input on tvmy monitor becomes my primary. however chrome was covering my taskbar...i went on my graphics card console, and noticed i was running on 60hz refresh rate...change it to 75 hz, or your default, and it twill fix...i have windows 7 64 bit
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? PDZIU89 12/29/11 9:14 PM
I just experienced this problem for the very first time tonight. My solution may not work for everyone, but I can say with 100% certainty that it worked for me. After fiddling around with chrome, my windows taskbar settings, and anything else that seemed reasonable, I tried turning the computer off and taking out the battery. Upon re-inserting the battery, the taskbar showed when using google chrome as it always had, before this problem randomly began a few hours ago. I do not know if this fluke fix is specific to whatever was happening with my personal computer, but it should be known that removing and re-inserting the batter has fixed the issue on at least one occasion.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? bearcatnat 12/29/11 9:23 PM
PDZIU89 ~ It's more likely that restarting your computer fixed the issue, rather than anything to do with the battery. Chrome works fine for me after a fresh restart, or when first booting up for the day. Then the issue will randomly reoccur at some point later...sometimes within minutes, sometimes hours later. However, lately the issue seems WORSE. Rather than just hiding the taskbar, Chrome wants to hide EVERYTHING else. If I press ALT+TAB to switch Windows, or if I can actually access the taskbar to click on a different program (such as Windows Live Mail or Word), the other program will NOT show up until I minimize Chrome! It's as if Chrome is set to be "always on top". Really weird behaviour...
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? luisruiz 1/3/12 8:02 PM
If none of the above works, this is what solved my problem
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? weez43 1/7/12 10:44 PM
right click on the task bar, select "properties" and under task bar appearance uncheck "use small icons", seems to work for some reason.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? pet doc tina 1/8/12 8:13 AM
finally worked - had to toggle repeatedly on he F11 and now it is fine. Thanks.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? cotin 1/16/12 11:28 AM
What seemed to work for me was to simply re-size the task bar one size larger, and then back to normal. Worked fine after that, and strange right now this was the only time I've noticed that.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? robithnurielhaq 1/16/12 2:19 PM
I find the solution by changing my win7 theme through personalization
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? AstraVera 1/18/12 4:39 PM
Same problem, and it is intermittent.

F11 (Fullscreen) then F11 (Exit fullscreen) worked for me, but this is very frustrating.

Google, make Chrome behave!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Drakonslayor 1/22/12 10:21 PM
Just worked out a solution for me... i right clicked my taskbar then i turned on auto hide in properties apply then go back in and turn it off... hope it helps
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? JoelCorrea 1/25/12 3:42 AM
Right click on the Taskbar. Uncheck 'Lock the Taskbar'; Re-check 'Lock the Taskbar'
Worked for me and took no time at all
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? litoviera 2/6/12 2:39 PM
Uninstalled and re installed chrome... fixed it
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? MrPcFix 2/9/12 2:58 AM
Easy Fix !!!!
Restart computer!
or Re-Install
Enjoy!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? lennoncobain 2/14/12 4:43 PM
That guy alphahydrae has the best solution. I'll repeat it for the people like me who recently had to face this problem.

I have a simple fix here. This solved my problem.
Just follow the easy steps.

1. Right click on your task bar.
2. Start Task Manager.
3. Go to Processes tab.
4. Look for explorer.exe and click End Process.
5. On Task Manager, click File in Menu Bar and select New Task(Run).
6. Type in explorer.exe.
7. Click Open.

Problem Solved.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? alexa1231 2/18/12 7:04 AM
i just tried this today on my laptop.  i took the battery out of it and then put it back in. when it turned back on the taskbar didnt hide anymore when i opened a window. for a computer all you have to do is unplug it and plug it back in. i found that to be very helpful.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? bearcatnat 2/18/12 10:08 AM
Alexa - I think it's more a matter of the problem disappearing when you reboot or turn off/on your computer.

Uninstalling/reinstalling Chrome is NOT the answer. It may disappear for a while, but the problem will return. I recently had to replace my hard drive, so of course had to do a fresh install of Windows 7 and all my software, including Chrome. No dice, I still have the problem.

I've also tried the trick to end explorer.exe and restart it. Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn't.

GRRRRR....we need a real FIX for this issue, not just these "hacks" that don't always work. : (
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Raven Black 2/24/12 9:01 AM
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Mirance 2/28/12 1:02 PM
Solution:

1. Restore Down the window (the button between minimize and close) top right.
2. Open taskbar properties then click tick autohide and untick lock the taskbar. Ok
3. Drag the edges of the window to be exact with the size of the screen but not covering the taskbar.
4. Click Maximize (button between minimize and close) top right.

Solved.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? cd7414 3/25/12 2:27 PM
100% Chance of fixing it now is by opening Task Manager then end the explorer.exe process. Then start a new task called explorer.exe
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? groglisterine 4/11/12 8:22 AM
That solved it. Thanks.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Senhin 4/23/12 4:53 PM
Okay... I just fixed it for me. Dunno if you'll have the same files in yours...

Go to "C:\Users\Lewis\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application" (If you manage to not find that cos you copy and pasted the address in and didn't edit it sell your computer... >_<)

Now open "old chrome" and then "chrome" in there... I noticed it was back to normal after that. If that fails, try running first run and master preferences with right click and as administrator... (I also did those, but don't think that is what fixed it)... Failing that, spam click everything in that folder. Something in there definitely fixed it for me XD

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Jessie270 4/23/12 8:00 PM
YES!!! Finally!! Thank you cd7414!!!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? ElmoFudge 5/1/12 10:20 AM
I had the same problem, started messing around with some settings and eventually turning off the "small icons" feature in the taskbar properties fixed it for me ;)
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Patcho94 5/7/12 1:33 PM
Switch the PC off and on again, I just did that and it has returned to normal! Good luck! :)
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Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? nestor4 5/8/12 6:54 AM
exact solution is;

7. Click Open.

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? rainboy72 5/18/12 9:17 AM
While this may work (it did for me) it is my no means at all a solution, it can be called a rough work around, killing a process to fix something only Chrome causes it a very bad practice and the google chrome team should fix the mess they made.

Since version 19 i experience many issues with chrome, from a VERY slow address bar to covering the taskbar at the bottom, none which have clean solutions and not appearing on every pc either.

It seems they push out more and more new versions without the proper testing, which is sad as i replaced firefox with chrome, but now considering switching back to firefox again mfor y main browser.

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? FibeDesigns 5/24/12 10:50 AM
Anyone who has this problem, I have the solution. This happened to me and the way that work for me was to right click the Taskbar and change it so it was at the top of the screen, hit 'apply' and change it back to bottom and hit 'apply' again:)
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? siralex 6/2/12 9:40 AM
what I've found works for me is keeping it in a half window, chrome doesn't murder my task bar then, granted you have windows 7.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Thanks! 6/9/12 4:14 AM
Same. My taskbar does not have the Settings button on either, and when I try properties, there is nothing there.
Something that may be of help: Rockmelt, which really is just a twisted version of Chrome, also does it!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? r.malakie 6/11/12 7:06 PM
this is the only one that actually worked
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? hamilton789 6/17/12 9:12 AM
I have a solution... press the start key to get your Task Bar visible whilst you are on the internet. Then right click on the task bar immediately  and click 'Properties' and then click ' Auto hide the task bar' and then click 'Ok'. Afterwards, then repeat this but 'untick' the ' Auto hide the task bar'; and 'Hey presto!' your Task Bar is back!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? AnnK121212121 7/9/12 8:37 AM
How do we fix this????
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? ozlock 7/24/12 11:26 AM
No such election in Win7
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? kimmy2k12 8/11/12 5:57 AM
oh my god that actually works thanks a million :)
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? cathay3 8/14/12 7:40 AM
I have Vista-64. I had the start menu up, did everything per your instructions, searched hi n lo through everything clickable but nothing related to 'task bar' can be found, therefore to click or unclick 'Auto hide the task bar' just can't be done! What did I do wrong?
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? NickJW 8/23/12 11:52 AM
To expand on this, I have Windows 7, and I right-clicked the taskbar and clicked Properties. I checked "auto-hide taskbar" and then clicked apply. Then I unchecked "auto-hide taskbar" and clicked apply. Chrome no-longer covers my taskbar.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Orchestrator 8/27/12 8:52 AM
I got this fixed on Windows 7 by setting my taskbar to appear on the left side of the window, and then changing it back to the bottom.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? junior11x 8/30/12 10:31 AM
yes! this worked for me too! >>right click on the taskbar and then >>properties then click >>lock taskbar and >>auto-hide taskbar and then click >>ok after that right click on taskbar and make sure you just have lock taskbar on, if preferred.
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Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? sasrutolee 9/4/12 7:19 PM
I fixed this by getting to my taskbar settings by
>control panel
>Appearance and personalization
>Taskbar and start menu
>Taskbar and start menu properties (you have to click Taskbar and start menu title)
>unchecked keep taskbar ontop of windows
>clicked apply
>checked keep taskbar ontop of windows again
>clicked apply again

by doing this you reminded the computer that it needed to keep taskbar ontop of everything, it forgot this so i reminded it and it stays ontop now. i am the dominant boss of this computer i own it. hashtag teabag.

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? brian oh 10/2/12 9:15 PM
On Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:04:18 PM UTC-5, CapnPants wrote:
> Turning off [keep taskbar on top of other windows] and applying changes, then turning it back on worked for me.

This worked for me guys. Thanks!

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Matthew Dowell 10/8/12 6:28 PM
Trying that, not working on Win 7. This problem started for me after I used www.youtube.com/leanback
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? XYZDOESITMATTER? 10/26/12 11:09 AM
This is what I did

Task Manager> Processes> End explorer.exe> Applications> New task (Bottom of the page) > Type explorer.exe > close window.

It should be good now.Worked for me atleast.

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? IRMacGuyver 11/10/12 5:17 AM
This kinda worked for me.  Except I didn't have keep task bar on top.  I had auto hide task bar.  I checked that then unchecked it and now it's back to normal.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Khamraj Rohit 11/27/12 1:11 PM
I have the same problem, i'm on windows 8 and taskbar is set to auto hide.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Asad Jamal 12/3/12 9:48 AM
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? mtn3172 12/15/12 2:21 PM
ahhh me too
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Jeannette Van Houten 12/31/12 8:18 PM
thank you that worked.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? necrophonic 1/5/13 1:45 AM
turning the auto-hide on and off is what fixed it for me. I had never touched the auto-hide, prior.
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Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? lyljustice 1/11/13 12:48 PM
1) Start Task Manager

2)Go to "Processes" tab. Check the "show processes from all users" box.

3) Search for "Explorer.exe" in the list (it will help if it is sorted by name)

4) Right click then click "end process"

*task bar should disappear*

5) Click "File" on the Menu of the Task Manager

6) Click "New Task (Run...)"

7) Type "explorer.exe" and hit enter

IT should work now :)

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? AbsoluteKaos 1/16/13 12:32 PM
To fix this on windows 7 do the following steps.

1) Right click task bar and go on task manager
2) Go on processes and find explorer.exe
3) Right click and 'End Process'
4) Go back to applications and click New Task
5) Type in %APPDATA%
6) Go to your Computer on the side
7) In the top right corner it should have a search bar. Search for explorer
8) You should get a application that has the picture of a folder called explorer. Double click this and it should be fixed

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Annie Kawalski 1/17/13 6:42 AM
Thank you so much, that one worked!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Nick Bowling 1/17/13 12:39 PM
Easiest solution! open task manager (ctrl+alt+del) and then go to processes. left click on explorer.exe and kill. Then click on file (top left corner) and select new task. Enter explorer.exe and run.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Dolphaf 1/23/13 10:00 AM
same problem.  Only Chrome is doing it. F11 twice is not fixing it.  Windows 7, not option to undo auto hide.

Chrome was acting weird last week two with how the tabs worked: creating new tabs when navigating back and closing them when clicking on them.  Something seems buggy with chrome lately.

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Aditya Nawandar 1/25/13 12:13 AM
Pressing F11 did the trick... thnx...
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Kostas bitakos 2/17/13 9:52 AM
i had the same problem here, before i try anything i just restarted it and the problem solved... i don't know why that happened...
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Robert Fourie 2/21/13 11:48 PM
Worked for me. Thanks man :3
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Donavan Croos 3/4/13 10:35 AM
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Andrea Maniglia 3/7/13 8:45 AM
Great - it works!!!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? PatrickIsMe 3/8/13 2:35 PM
It seems like this is an on going issue for Chrome on Windows (I've never had this problem in OS X with the dock, though). In Windows 7 with Chrome Version 25.0.1364.152 m, I occasionally experience this problem. It almost exclusively occurs when I open an Incognito window while having multiple tabs in a regular window.

My task bar is set to auto-hide, and in general, everything works exactly as I would expect. On some random occasions, if I open a new Incognito window AND Chrome hangs for a second as I do it, then Chrome will keep itself as the top application no matter what. If Chrome does hang, as is required for me to reproduce the issue, the new window will typically appear to the left on the task bar as well (have to push Windows button on keyboard to make task bar appear, though).

If Chrome does not hang, then the task bar will unhide correctly when hovering near the bottom of the screen, and the new window will appear to the right of the existing window on the task bar.

I don't typically open a lot of regular new windows, just tabs, so it could be all new windows, no idea.

I had not tried before I read this thread, but pressing F11 twice clears up the problem for me, too. So, maybe the issue is that sometimes, when opening a new window (that should rightly be in the foreground), Chrome accidentally gets itself stuck in the foreground?

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? slobo slobo 4/11/13 9:58 AM
Thanks !!! It's working for me !
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Chrismang85 4/24/13 8:57 PM
Im running XP Pro and this sometimes happens.. only sometimes.. In which case right click the taskbar ->settings -> and unselect keep taskbar on top of other windows then immediately select it again and click OK. If you dont have this check box checked already then check it and press OK. Temporary fix as this is an ongoing issue.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Natalie Whitcomb 5/21/13 12:04 AM
Firefox is doing the same thing. . .
This just randomly started tonight & I have no idea how or why. . .I thought maybe Firefox would be better, but nope.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? M Nightingale 6/11/13 7:51 AM
Try this:
1) Uncheck lock the taskbar
2) go to properties and pick "Task bar location" to be TOP if it's on the BOTTOM.
3) Apply changes
4) Check if you could see the task bar when Chrome/Firefox is maximized.
5) Redo #2 returning the task bar to its original position
6) Hope it works :>
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Bill Hubbard 6/24/13 6:27 AM
The Task Bar and the Close, Maximize and Minimize buttons were missing. I have windows 8.In order to get them back I went to settings and clicked "Re-launch Chrome in Desktop". That fixed it. When I go to settings now that button has changed to, "Re-launch Chrome in Windows 8" . When I click that they all disappear again. I hope this helps someone.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Tom McPhan 6/30/13 7:08 PM
To fix this problem open task manager and go to processes then select explorer.exe and end the process. You will then need to reboot your computer and the problem will be fixed. This has worked for me every time my taskbar has vanished :)
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Matti nescio 6/30/13 7:32 PM
On Monday, 1 July 2013 05:08:11 UTC+3, Tom McPhan wrote:
To fix this problem open task manager and go to processes then select explorer.exe and end the process. You will then need to reboot your computer and the problem will be fixed.

Shouldn't running explorer.exe from the task manager fix it then too, without the need to reboot ? 
(assuming there was only one explorer.exe process running to begin with) 


Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Carolyn Chase 7/1/13 8:57 AM
Hi,
I have had the same issue and none of the other responses I found actually worked.  What does work is actually very simple.  Click on the Customize and Control Google Chrome (three horizontal bars in top right hand corner).  Once there click relaunch Google Chrome on desktop.  That has fixed it for me.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? bruce140 7/11/13 9:36 PM
If you go into settings and select "Relaunch Chrome in Desktop mode" I think you will see the taskbar.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Robert Toland II 7/14/13 6:31 PM
Carolyn: I've been pulling my hair out for the last two days with this issue.  I happened to try exactly what you said, it worked 100%, and I came back on this "problem" page to report the answer.  Then I saw that you found it, too.  Very simple, but what a pain.  RT2
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Brute Code 7/16/13 6:24 AM
a simple step! end process of your explorer.exe and restart, it will fix!

I am using Win 7 Pro and it works!

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Malique Greaves 8/2/13 1:50 AM
I woke up this morning to several windows open on my laptop probably due to sleeping on a wireless keyboard however when I closed all of them i had the issue with Chrome covering the task bar, I tried the normal F11 route which only caused it to flash I even tried moving the task bar. In the end what worked for me was Putting the taskbar into auto-hide mode then going full screen with chrome using F11 exiting full screen mode then disabling auto-hide.

This worked on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit SP1

Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? gir42399 8/3/13 5:56 PM
My taskbar isn't set to autohide, but 85% of the time it keeps disappearing whenever I put the computer to sleep! What do I do?
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? chromegoddess 8/8/13 6:02 PM
So I just spent two hours trying to figure this out. If you are using Windows 8 like I am, open Google Chrome and click the button on the right upper corner that looks like three lines. Then click "Relaunch Chrome in Desktop Mode". Sorry if this doesn't help but it worked for me!
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Jerry witherspoon 8/25/13 5:55 AM
I have the perfect answer for EVERYONE now.  This thread has been going on for 4 years now and Google Chrome has not provided any fix.  The answer is to REMOVE GOOGLE CHROME.  It doesn't work and Google Chrome doesn't care that it doesn't work.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Jeremy Janzen 9/2/13 10:58 AM
Everyone seems to be posting solutions to fix the problem temporarily.  But it always comes back.  This is not a real solution to the behaviour.  It only started for me in the last few weeks (been using Chrome for years) but it's extremely frustrating.
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Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Alex diNorcia 9/5/13 8:24 AM
I think I might have found a solution that points to why the problem happens: when I toggled out of full screen, the default size/shape of the chrome window was tall and thin. So tall, that the bottom of it was off-screen below the taskbar. I resized the window to fit my desktop, then exited chrome and restarted to make sure the window size was saved. Then, I maximized chrome and the taskbar issue was gone. I think the issue is triggered by the un-maximized window extending below the taskbar. In my setup, this is possible because I have a dual monitors. The monitor to the right of my main extends below the taskbar.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Alex diNorcia 9/5/13 8:30 AM
I'll also add, that I'm using Windows XP Pro (SP3) and NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager version 136.53. Chrome is up to date (Version 29.0.1547.66 m)
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Craig Fleischmann 9/10/13 5:43 AM
It truly is frustrating, and it has been going on for years now for many.  Why doesn't Google fix it?
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? bazza4 9/19/13 1:40 AM
I updated mine through Google Chrome and it's now working fine. Thank you Mario.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Jakob Yde-Madsen 9/19/13 7:43 AM
1. Right click on your task bar.
2. Start Task Manager.
3. Go to Processes tab.
4. Look for explorer.exe and click End Process.
5. On Task Manager, click File in Menu Bar and select New Task(Run).
6. Type in explorer.exe.
7. Click Open.  
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Katie Law 10/10/13 5:58 PM
I was so frustrated with this problem. To resolve it, go to tools on the upper-right corner of your browser and select "run on desktop". It worked for me.
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Amrit Dumre 10/28/13 8:19 AM
i have also same problem . google chrome covers whole taskbar. what to do?
Re: Task bar keeps on disappearing? Oskar Damkjaer 11/14/13 12:52 AM
I had the same problem and this worked for me

Open Task manager (right click on task bar and start task manager)

Then look at the top there should be a tab "PROCESSES"

In processes find explorer.exe

click on Explorer.exe and press END PROCESS button

Go to the Applications tab at the top

Click on New Task... at the bottom

Type in the box: explorer.exe

Click OK

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