Taskbar resizing when docked on Left with Auto-Hide enabled and D3D program is run or desktop theme switches
I have my taskbar docked on the Left side of the screen with Auto-Hide enabled. Locking the taskbar has no effect on this problem, but it works when auto-hide is disabled.
If I then launch a fullscreen Direct3D game and exit, the taskbar is now smaller than it previously was. This messes with my toolbar arrangements and preferred width of the taskbar, causing me to have to resize it whenever I finish playing a game. I have attached an image of before (left)/after (right). It appears to be resizing to the width of a Large icon.
This can also be seen when Launching a program which switches the theme to Basic (such as PowerDVD 7/8 when watching a Blu-ray movie). Actually, I think when you launch a D3D game it switches the theme to Basic in the background which would mean it's the theme switching which is causing this.
As I play a lot of games this is quite annoying.
Disabling auto-hide is not an option for me as I run a plasma screen and want as few static items on the screen as possible to prevent Image Retention. I also prefer the extra screen real estate.
The taskbar should remain at its previous size.