Saturday, September 23, 2006
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After using Remote Desktop (mstsc.exe) to connect to a computer, the host computer often gets confused about how to draw maximized windows.  Since "Auto-hide the taskbar" is not checked, maximized windows should stop at the taskbar... but they don't - they go to the bottom of the screen behind the taskbar.  I see similar problems when I open "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" - the window is aligned with the bottom of the screen behind the taskbar.

The quickest fix that I've found is to change a setting in "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties", change it back, and click "OK".  Presto chango - the screen redraws and windows now maximize correctly.  Notice how the properties window now aligns correctly and the browser window status bar in the background is visible.

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Friday, March 4, 2011 7:08:54 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Thanks for this info, I've just started getting bitten by this recently. I think it might only happen when the host has a desktop spanned across dual monitors? (Makes sense as maximising to the full screen height is correct on the secondary monitor)

It also gets "fixed" by toggling the "lock the taskbar" setting directly in the context menu, which suits me.

Still not been properly fixed after 4.5 years though...
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