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The Windows taskbar is great for quickly accessing frequently used applications on your computer. However, some users prefer lớn hide it in order to lớn save screen space. Here’s how khổng lồ hide the taskbar on Windows 10.


Automatically Hide the Taskbar in Settings

To automatically hide your taskbar, right-click anywhere on your PC’s desktop và select “Personalize” from the pop-up menu.

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The “Settings” window will appear. In the left-hand pane, select “Taskbar.”

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Alternatively, you could right-click the taskbar itself and, from the menu, select “Taskbar Settings.”

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Regardless of which method you choose, you’ll now be in the Taskbar Settings menu. From here, toggle the slider khổng lồ “On” under “Automatically Hide The Taskbar In Desktop Mode.” If your PC is able lớn switch over to lớn tablet mode, you can hide the taskbar by toggling that option lớn “On,” as well.

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Your taskbar will now automatically hide. This means that, unless you get a notification from an ứng dụng in the taskbar or you hover your mouse over where the taskbar should be, it won’t show up.

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You can undo these settings by toggling the sliders back khổng lồ the “Off” position.

Automatically Hide the Taskbar Using Command Prompt

If you’re feeling like a hacker, you can also toggle the auto-hide option between on và off by running commands using the Command Prompt.

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First, open the Command Prompt by typing “cmd” in the Windows search bar và then select the “Command Prompt” tiện ích from the tìm kiếm results.

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In Command Prompt, run this command to lớn toggle the taskbar automatically hide option khổng lồ on:

powershell -command "&$p="HKCU:SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerStuckRects3";$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v<8>=3;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop-Process -f -ProcessName explorer"

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And lớn toggle the taskbar auto-hide option to off, run this command:

powershell -command "&$p="HKCU:SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerStuckRects3";$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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Marshall GunnellMarshall is a writer with experience in the data storage industry. He worked at Synology, và most recently as CMO và technical staff writer at StorageReview. He"s currently an API/Software Technical Writer based in Tokyo, Japan, runs VGKAMI and ITEnterpriser, and spends what little không tính tiền time he has learning Japanese. Read Full Bio »