0Windows Media Center eHome LogoFixed: Media Center 7 behind taskbar on startup

I’ve had a very irrit­at­ing prob­lem with my new Win­dows 7 Media Cen­ter HTPC setup. I have 7MC set to load full­screen on star­tup (as the PC is a ded­ic­ated HTPC), but some­thing I changed at some point was caus­ing the taskbar to show on top of Media Cen­ter (i.e. Media Cen­ter did­n’t have win­dow focus) and there­fore my remote con­trol did­n’t work until using the mouse func­tion to click on Media Cen­ter to refo­cus it (at which point the taskbar disappears).


The even­tu­al solu­tion to this prob­lem was very strange, but entirely suc­cess­ful — simple change the win­dows theme back to the default win­dows aero theme. Not only did this solve my issue but it also reduced the star­tup time by about 5 seconds!

Cheers to NickW who pos­ted this solu­tion on the Green­But­ton forums

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