Hide Taskbar on Windows 10 – Complete Guide to Hide / Unhide

Taskbar is a useful feature where you can pin your most-used apps to it so that you can open it with one click. But not everyone prefers it to be seen on the screen. The reason might be it disrupts their aesthetic wallpaper or some other reason. Do you know that you can actually hide the taskbar? The feature was introduced with the Windows 10 OS. Unless you move your cursor to the bottom side of your screen, your taskbar won’t appear.

How to Hide the Taskbar on Windows 10:

  • You need to right-click on the empty area of your screen and a pop up will open. Click on the ‘Personalise’ option.
  • Now settings will open and on the left side, the last option will be ‘Taskbar’. Click on it.
  • Taskbar settings menu will be opened now. Look out for the ‘Automatically hide the taskbar in the desktop mode’. Just toggle it to turn it on.
  • If you use your PC in tablet mode as well, toggle the ‘Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode’ to turn it on.
  • That’s it. Now your taskbar will be hidden unless you move your cursor to the bottom side of your screen or if you get any notification from the apps you pinned on the taskbar.
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Also Check: Guide to Fix Critical Error in Windows 10 “Your Start Menu Isn’t Working”

 

How to Hide using Command prompt app:

 If you are tech geek and want to hide the taskbar in a more geeky way, there’s another way to do it. You can also hide the taskbar using the Command prompt. We will show you in detail how to do it below.

 

  • Click on the Windows start icon on the bottom left of your screen and in the search bar, type ‘Cmd’
  • From the search results, click on the Command prompt app.
  • Once you open the command prompt, enter the below code.
  • “powershell -command “&{$p=’HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3′;$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v[8]=3;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop-Process -f -ProcessName explorer}”
  • Now run this command. The taskbar will be hidden automatically.
  • In case if you want the auto-hide option to turn off, just run the below command in the command prompt app.
  • powershell -command “&{$p=’HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3′;$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v[8]=2;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop-Process -f -ProcessName explorer}”

 

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Conclusion:

Hope we have covered everything about how to autohide the taskbar in Windows 10 in detail. If you have any queries regarding the process, just comment below. We will get back to you as soon as possible with the solution.

 

 

 

 

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