How To Hide The Taskbar On Windows 10

Over the years, Microsoft has improved its Windows Operating System, which is now in its 34th year, with little to big upgrades that have been somewhat well received. Yet, there are still those pesky bugs and/or issues that make you want to rip your hair off. Like the taskbar. Even though it serves its purpose, sometimes, it just irks the users by automatically hiding and or other such known issues. This tutorial will focus on how to hide the taskbar on your Windows 10 PC. So let’s jump right in!

How To Hide The Taskbar On Windows 10

Go to the taskbar and right-click. Select Taskbar settings from the menu.

How To Hide The Taskbar On Windows 10

In the Settings, you’ll see two options beneath Lock the Taskbar – toggle on Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode if you are using a Windows 10 PC or Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode if you are using a tablet with Windows 10.

How To Hide The Taskbar On Windows 10

Once you’ve enabled this option, the taskbar will only show when you take your mouse pointer on the taskbar, which should be your muscle memory by now. If you need the taskbar to be always visible, just repeat the above steps but this time, toggle off the switch for hiding the taskbar.

The taskbar also has its own usage. For instance, if you don’t want the icons of your shortcuts pinned to the taskbar to look so big, all you have to do flick the switch on Use small taskbar buttons.

How To Hide The Taskbar On Windows 10
Left: Default icons, Right: Smaller icons

TheĀ Use Peek to preview the desktop when you move your mouse to the Show desktop button at the end of the taskbar is an underrated option which adds to our multi-tasking regimen. This option lets you take a peek at your desktop while you are working on another software. It’s quite handy. Clicking at the end of the taskbar will also take you directly to your Desktop, which otherwise needs a command (Windows Logo + D, if you were wondering.)

If you are fed up of the location of the taskbar, you can easily change it by clicking on Taskbar location on the screen. You get four options. Select the one you like.

How To Hide The Taskbar On Windows 10

The taskbar is an integral part of Windows OS but if it gets pesky, you know what to do! More such tutorials are coming up so stay tuned.


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