PuTTY bug fullscreen-taskbar

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summary: Switching to full-screen doesn't always hide taskbar
class: bug: This is clearly an actual problem we want fixed.
present-in: 0.53b 2003-10-23

When switching to full-screen mode (e.g. with Alt-Enter), the taskbar
is not always hidden. In some proportion of switches it stays on top.

(At least, for a while. With 0.53b and Win98, it does disappear
within a second or two if not immediately. I couldn't say for sure
that wasn't the behaviour years ago.)

I (JTN) have only noticed it on Win98 systems (2 so far), but it has
been the case on that platform for ages.

OSD: On WinXP, the behaviour differs depending on whether the taskbar
is set to "always on top".  If this is set, the taskbar disappears a
fraction of a second after PuTTY goes full screen.  If "always on top" 
is not set, a fullscreen PuTTY covers it immediately.
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(last revision of this bug record was at 2016-12-21 16:52:17 +0000)