The taskbar is an important GUI element in your Windows computer, giving you access to the Start menu and many of the other programs through shortcuts.
But here’s the caveat: it takes considerable space on your screen as well. So if you’ve gotten bored with using the taskbar, it might be a good idea to hide it. We’ve already covered how you can change the position of your taskbar in Windows 10. In this post, however, we’ll go into how you can remove it from the screen altogether. Let’s get started.
How to hide the taskbar in Windows 10
To hide the Windows 10 taskbar, follow the steps below:
- Right-click on desktop and select Personalize.
- The Settings menu will be launched. From there, select Taskbar.
You’ll then get taken to the Taskbar menu settings. From here, all you have to do is toggle on the “Automatically Hide The Taskbar In Desktop Mode,” and your taskbar will be hidden.
Now whenever you need to see the taskbar again, simply take your cursor to the taskbar, and it will become visible again.
How to hide the taskbar in Windows 11
Again, even though the specifics may differ by little, the fundamental process to hide the taskbar is the same in Windows 11 as well. Here’s how you can do that:
Hover your cursor over the taskbar, right-click on it, and select “Taskbar Settings”. From there, click on “Taskbar Behaviours”.
When the Taskbar Behaviour menu expands, click on Automatically hide the taskbar checkbox. Like in Windows 10, the taskbar will be hidden in Windows 11 as well.
To make it reappear again, all you have to do is take your cursor to the bottom and the taskbar will be back. Be sure to also check out our detailed guide that covers how you can pin shortcuts on the taskbar.
Hide the taskbar in Windows 10 or Windows 11
The Windows taskbar is a handy utility that can help you fix access to a bunch of things easily. Using the methods laid out above, you can hide the taskbar in Windows 10 or Windows 11 super easily. We also invite you to check out our expert guide on how to customize the taskbar in Windows 11 in case you missed it.