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Old 13th February 2013, 22:46
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Windows 8 - Is This Normal

Hi Guys,

I was wondering if the marks that can be seen along the bottom of my screen - highlighted by the red box and the arrows pointing to the marks - are normal or is there's a problem with my screen.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Old 13th February 2013, 23:16
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are you running mozzila firefox as browser try uninstalling or make chrome default browser is win 8 activated ?
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Old 14th February 2013, 00:05
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That is normal the task bar allows what ever is on the screen below to be seen thru the task bar not covered by icons. Go to a different screen and you will still see portions of the picture or document below.

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I'm not sure about it being normal. I have been running with Windows 8 since it was released and I have never seen that.
Sorry that I can't offer any advice.
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If you move a window down past the edge of the task bar you will still see the window since the task bar is now not a solid color.

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Sorry, I should have read the post more carefully.
I thought it referred to the red box and arrows.
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Joe is quite correct.

By the way, best upgrade for Windows 8 has got to be Start 8, it gives you the Start button back and allows you to boot straight to the desktop. You can trial it, and if you like it pay $4.99 for a licence (I think you can still get 10% discount if you 'Like' their Facebook page.
There a also some good free ones out there, Classic Shell being one of the best. But after trying them out Start 8 is worth the few quid it costs in my opinion.

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Old 14th February 2013, 12:53
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I don't think Windows 8 is designed for ordinary desktops or laptops but for these new fangled touch screen tabletty things.
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Old 14th February 2013, 15:43
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Windows 8 works fine on the older non touch screens desktops it has put new life in a 5 year old desktop that was limping along on Vista. After 5 years of updates and broken registry items I needed to do a system refresh back to factory condition anyway so I updated two older computers to Windows 8. The computers are taking less time to boot up.

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Old 14th February 2013, 16:00
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Thanks for the replies everybody. I can see now that it's normal, and that the task bar is see through.

I agree that Windows 8 is a good OS. I really like it. My old Acer Laptop still runs on Vista, to be honest I prefer 8.

Thanks Again for all the help.
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