Live Mesh, Mesh --- okay .. they're different things? I'm a little confused when you say I am talking about "Mesh" and not "Live Mesh" --- I've been using whatever it's called for over a year in beta on my Mac, Netbook, and two PCs and it's always been called Live Mesh, and it's always, by design, killed the taskbar when it would update (except on the Mac, where it doesn't kill the menu bar at the top of the UI).