The taskbar auto-hide feature might be useful for individuals who want a minimalistic layout or just need more screen space. With a few mouse clicks, you could take full use of the screen. However, there are times when the taskbar just won't hide. It can be frustrating when the taskbar fails to disappear even when it is programmed to do so automatically. When other applications, browsers, or programs are active on the screen, this could be rather bothersome. What can be done to remedy the situation? If you're experiencing such a problem, fixing it might be a straightforward effort if you know where to look.
People are used to seeing the desktop with the taskbar, thus it might seem strange to see a Windows desktop without the taskbar. One of the most significant parts of the Windows operating system is that little bar at the bottom of the screen, positioned there by default. However, the taskbar is not particularly essential for power users. Many power users would want to hide the taskbar automatically because keyboard shortcuts allow them to navigate between applications and access the Start menu. Furthermore, this will allow for more screen space.
As with earlier Windows versions, you can also activate auto-hiding of the taskbar in Windows 10.
The Windows taskbar is useful for swiftly launching commonly used programs on your laptop. Some opt to conceal it, however, to save screen space. Windows 10's taskbar is incredibly customizable. You could move it around, merge windows into a single icon, and hide it completely and automatically from your screen. This is especially handy if you use full-screen apps and wish to conceal the taskbar when not in use.
You can automatically hide the taskbar in the Settings window in just a few steps.
If you want to behave like a hacker, you could toggle the auto-hide option on and off by typing commands in the Command Prompt.
powershell -command "&$p='HKCU:SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerStuckRects3';$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v=3;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop
Who doesn't get annoyed when the taskbar appears on the screen even when playing games in full-screen mode? This is a rather typical problem on Windows PCs, with many users complaining that the taskbar stays on the screen while playing.
Although the taskbar area has certain useful elements like the Start menu and volume control, they are not necessary when playing games. There are alternative shortcut buttons to access these functions, thus using the taskbar while playing full-screen games is a no-no. No need to worry, autohiding your taskbar while playing games on your laptop is quite easy.
The first way for hiding the taskbar while playing a game is fairly easy. This will result in the taskbar being hidden automatically while playing games in full-screen mode. However, if you drag your pointer to the taskbar, it will appear and you will have to alter the settings again:
Another fast and easy way to conceal the taskbar and play games in full-screen mode is to utilize the shortcut key. F11 is the shortcut key for all Windows users to go to full-screen mode. Keep in mind though that pressing F11 alone may not work in some laptops, therefore you may need to punch in a combination like Fn + F11.
Auto-hiding the taskbar might be a terrific way to save up some space on your desktop. But now and again, it will stubbornly refuse to disappear when it is intended to. Here are some solutions to try if your taskbar autohide function isn't working.
If the taskbar does not automatically hide when the mouse pointer is moved away from it and you are certain that the taskbar auto-hide is activated, a restart may be all that is required:
If the taskbar fails to auto-hide, it's most likely due to a third-party application that has nothing to do with Windows 10. Several apps reside in the taskbar's system tray area, and some of them that are waiting for your action essentially block the taskbar from auto-hiding.
To identify the offending program:
Auto-hiding the Windows Taskbar is a convenient option to have more screen space. While most of the time it works flawlessly, there is always the exception, the occasion when the Taskbar simply refuses to auto-hide, regardless of how many times you reboot your laptop. Follow the tips above so you can truly take advantage of your full screen.