The Microsoft Windows operating system’s graphical interface is inextricably linked to one of its components, the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. In each version of Windows, the taskbar has a unique appearance and design. The taskbar is a graphical user interface (GUI) element that debuted in Microsoft Windows 95.

The taskbar displays currently running programs or applications, as well as links or shortcuts such as the Start Menu, notification area, clock, buttons for the list of hidden icons, and so on. The taskbar is always displayed at the bottom of the screen by default.

Even though the taskbar is a useful tool, some users prefer that it be hidden when not in use. This is done to make more room for the Windows desktop display. For whatever reason, you can set the taskbar to hide automatically.

How to Hide the Taskbar in Windows 10

When not in use, the taskbar will be hidden and will reappear when you move the cursor to the bottom of the screen. Here’s how to set or configure Microsoft Windows 10‘s taskbar to be automatically hidden:

Step 1 – Right-click an empty area on the taskbar. This will bring up a menu with several options.

Step 2 – Choose Taskbar settings from the menu. This will bring up a new window.

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Step 3– Toggle on “Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode” or “Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode” depending on the configuration of your PC.

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How to Hide the Taskbar on Some Screens, But Not Others

If you have multiple monitors, you can choose to display the taskbar on just one or on both. This is controlled by the same Taskbar settings menu.

Step 1 – Toggle “Show taskbar on all displays” to On or Off, depending on your preference.

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Step 2 – Select one or both monitors from the drop-down list to choose where the taskbar buttons will appear.

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The option to hide or not the taskbar is your choice, but making it hidden can give you more space and keep you focused on doing the work you do. Any question about it? drop it on below comment column, we will try to provide a clear answer for you.