How to hide the taskbar on Windows 10

The Windows taskbar is great for fast access to commonly used applications on your computer. Some users, however, tend to hide it to save screen space. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to hide the taskbar on Windows 10.

Hide the taskbar on Windows 10

To hide the taskbar on Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Method #1

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Settings in the search box and then click the Settings option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Settings option, the following Windows Settings screen will appear.

Click the Personalization option as highlighted in the above image. When you will click the Personalization option, the following screen will appear.

Click the Taskbar option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. The right side will appear as the following image is showing.

Now turn on these two toggle buttons: Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode and Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode as highlighted in the above image. The taskbar will be hidden instantly.

Method #2

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type cmd in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. When you click the OK button, the Command Prompt editor will appear as the following image is showing.

Type the following command into the Command Prompt editor.

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}"

The taskbar will be hidden immediately. If you want to reappear the taskbar, run the following command into the Command Prompt editor.

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}"

You will now be able to see the taskbar again.

Conclusion

By following any of these two procedures, you will be able to hide the taskbar on Windows 10.

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