Windows taskbar is helpful when working with commonly used programs. But, there are many cases when you need to hide the taskbar. Sometimes in window 10, Taskbar is not hiding. This is a very frustrating issue for some windows users. The methods described here equally apply to the old versions of Windows such as Windows 8.x and 7. Before we dive into the solutions, be certain that you’ve set the Windows taskbar to hide automatically. Right-click on the taskbar and choose Properties. First of all, make sure that Auto-hide the taskbar check box is checked. In Windows 10, when you reveal the entire screen, you might choose to hide the taskbar.
The Windows 10 taskbar is likely displayed on many users systems all of the time. The core reason for this is very likely that many are unaware that the taskbar could be concealed. Because we’re accustomed to viewing the desktop with the taskbar, the Windows desktop appears incomplete without the taskbar. The small bar in the bottom of the display (by default) is one of the very important areas of Windows operating system. Having said that, for power users, the taskbar isn’t important.
Fix Taskbar not hiding
This situation does not happen in Windows 10 since notifications go away by themselves and you can see them later in Action Center. For the most part, these issues are by design and are simple to solve–either give the program the attention it needs, or configure it to stop asking for your attention. In some instances, however, an app just is not written quite perfect. It is going to trigger a notification in Windows to keep the taskbar open, but will not display anything observable that you close. This problem is much worse when coupled with Windows’ ability to hide system tray icons.
- Right-click on the taskbar > select Settings.
- Make sure Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode is on if you are using a desktop. If you are using a laptop, make sure Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode is on.
- Restarting Windows Explorer will restart all of your Metro applications.
- To restart Windows explorer, open task manager > select Windows Explorer > Restart.