This bug is killing me. I'm running Solidworks 2012 SP2.0 on a windows 7 computer. If I have auto-hide taskbar enabled in windows, when solidworks is maximized, it covers the windows 7 taskbar. The only way for me to access the start menu or switch to other applications is to alt-tab over to another application and then the taskbar will show.
This is super annoying, and seems confined to solidworks only. If I have any other application maximized, moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen shows the taskbar. Only Solidworks always covers the taskbar if it is the application or window in focus. I know Solidworks is merely covering the Taskbar because if I minimize solidworks, the taskbar functions correctly. I can even size the solidworks window so that it covers half the task bar when it is showing, and solidworks stays on top of it.
The workaround I'm using now, is just to show the taskbar all the time, but I don't want to have to give up the screen real estate. Does anybody else have this problem? Maybe there is an obvious fix I'm just not aware of. Maybe its a bug. Any help is appreciated.