How to Automatically Hide Taskbar in Windows 10

By default, the taskbar is always visible. However, you can set it to hide automatically, and here’s how you do it:

Open the taskbar settings.

To automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode: Turn on the toggle switch underneath “Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode.” You can find this one beneath Lock the taskbar.

To hide your taskbar in tablet mode automatically: Enable the toggle switch under “Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode.” You can find this one above Use small taskbar buttons.

That’s all. As you can see, the taskbar isn’t visible.

If you want to see the taskbar, move the cursor to where it is or press the Windows and T keys simultaneously.

When you move the cursor away from the taskbar, the taskbar will automatically disappear.

If you want to revert, deactivate the toggle switch.

Here’s an alternate method:

Open the Registry Editor.

Before proceeding, I recommend taking a backup of the Registry.

To enable auto hide for desktop mode, follow these steps:

Go to the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > StuckRects3.

Locate Settings in the right pane and double-click it.

In the second row, second column, you’ll see 02 (which turns off auto hide). To enable auto hide, you’ll need to change 02 to 03.

Hit the OK button.

Restart the File Explorer.

You can turn on auto-hide for tablet mode by following these steps:

Go to the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced.

Create TaskbarAutoHideInTabletMode if you can’t see it. Here’s how:

On the right pane, right click on the blank space.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enter TaskbarAutoHideInTabletMode as the name and then press Enter.

Double-click it. Provide 0 (to turn off) or 1 (to turn on) in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

Restart the File Explorer.

That’s all.

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