How to keep the Windows Taskbar hidden

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

The Windows Taskbar can be hidden from normal view by selecting a quick and easy option. Below are the steps on how to hide the Windows Taskbar on your computer.

Windows 10 users

To access the Taskbar settings in Windows 10, right-click with your mouse on the Windows Taskbar and select the Taskbar settings option from the menu that appears.

In the Taskbar Settings window turn "On" the option to Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode. If you have a device that also uses tablet mode also turn "On" the option to Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode.

Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP users

Windows Taskbar propertiesTo access the Taskbar options, right-click with your mouse on the Windows Taskbar and select the Properties option from the menu that appears, as shown in the picture to the right.

In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window, check the box next to the Auto-hide the taskbar option and click the OK button.

Auto-hide option for the Windows Taskbar

The Windows taskbar will now be hidden from view. To see it again, just move your mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen and the taskbar will appear.

Note: In Windows XP, the Properties window will look a little different, but the option for hiding the check box is the same.

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