How to Hide the Taskbar in Windows 10

Automatically hide the Taskbar Using Command Prompt

Taskbar on Windows 10 desktop allows the user to quickly access the apps that are used frequently. You can also pin the applications or folders to the taskbar to fetch them whenever you want without having to manually search for them. The users who like more working areas on the desktop can hide the taskbar which will make save screen space.

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In this guide, we will show you how to hide the taskbar through windows settings and from the command prompt.

Hiding the Taskbar through Windows Settings

Here’s how you can automatically hide the taskbar in Windows 10 desktop:

  1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop screen. From the context menu that appears, select “Personalization”. You can also manually go to the “Windows Settings” and select the “Personalization” option from there.personalize your desktop
  2. From the left pane of the Personalization, window clicks on the “Taskbar” option to extend the taskbar settings.taskbar settings in personalization

Alternatively, right-click on Taskbar and select “Taskbar settings” from the pop-up menu.taskbar settings

  1. From the Taskbar settings menu, toggle the slider under the “Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode” option.automatically hide the taskbar in windows 10

The taskbar on your desktop will now be hidden and can only be viewed when you hover your mouse cursor over it or you get a notification from one of the running to automatically hide the taskbar in windows 10

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Automatically hide the Taskbar Using Command Prompt

Here’s how it could be done from the command prompt:

  1. Open Command prompt by typing “cmd” in the Windows Search bar and clicking on the app from the command prompt to hide the taskbar
  2. Run the following command to automatically hide the taskbar toggle on:

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}”run the command to hide the taskbar automatically

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