Certain Windows 10 Taskbar Settings Are Not Being Retained In Non-Persistent Environments

Product: ProfileUnity

Product Version: 6.7 and above

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Published: March 6, 2019



Windows taskbar settings are not being retained in Windows 10 when using portability.


Some taskbar settings are not retained with portability. Some examples of affected settings are locking the taskbar, taskbar location, autohide taskbar, etc.


Default Windows Explorer portability rulesets - "Windows Explorer" and "Windows Explorer - 5.6" - contain the registry rule shown below:

Merge Tree HKCU 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2'

"StuckRects2" applies to Windows 7, not Windows 10. Instead, add a new registry rule in either/both Windows Explorer portability rulesets:

Merge Tree HKCU 'Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3'

Operation - Merge
Scope - Tree
Hive - HKCU
Path - Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3

Click "Add", "Save" and redeploy your configuration(s).


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