Welcome to another new step-by-step guide tutorial. Today I will tell you How to hide taskbar.

Looking for a way to declutter your desktop and optimize your workspace? Hiding your taskbar is a simple yet effective solution.

By hiding your taskbar, you can free up valuable screen real estate, minimize distractions, and create a cleaner desktop environment.

Why hide your Taskbar?

1) Maximize screen real estate: Eliminate the visual clutter and gain additional space for your applications, documents, or creative projects.

2) Focus on the task at hand: Reduce distractions and keep your workspace neat and organised to boost focus and productivity.

3) Customize your desktop: Explore several backgrounds and themes to create a customised look that matches your tastes and style.

4) Optimize multi-monitor setups: If you are using a multi-monitor setup then seamless and uninterrupted working can be achieved by hiding the taskbar.

Are you ready to take control of your digital workspace and declutter your screen? Let’s dive right in and learn how to hide the taskbar on windows like a pro!

How to hide taskbar in windows 10 using settings

  • First, right-click on any empty space in your taskbar. Now select the last option taskbar settings.
  • You will find all taskbar customizing options. To enable auto-hide features there are two options. You can do it in desktop mode or tablet mode. So if you want to enable the auto-hide option for desktop mode, just toggle the option to enable it. Do the same for the tablet mode.
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Hide taskbar windows 10 without activation

Friends if your windows 10 is not activated then there are some restrictions to customizing your system. But don’t worry! There is also another way you can try.

You can use the windows 10 registry editor to enable the auto-hide of the taskbar. Here’s how to hide the taskbar in windows 10 using the registry editor:

  • First, open the run toolbox (windows + R). Then type Regedit and hit the enter key.
  • Now take a backup of your system registry before applying some changes. Click on file > export > save.
  • After taking the backup, copy the following address👇 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerStuckRects3
  • Now paste in the address bar, and hit the enter button. Shown in the picture.
  • Now you will find two options. Right-click on the settings option and select modify to edit the binary value.
  • Find 00000008 value data in the second row. You will find the first value is set 02 which means the hide taskbar option is disabled. Double-click on it and change the value to 03 to enable the auto-hide option of your taskbar.
  • Now press ok.
  • After that press ctrl + shift + Esc together to open the task manager. Now find windows explorer and restart it to change the effect.
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How to hide taskbar in windows 10 using cmd?

First, open the command prompt. You can use the windows search bar or run the toolbox.
After opening the command prompt copy the following command: 👇

how to hide taskbar by cmd

1) Enable Auto hide features in the taskbar

powershell -command “&{$p=’HKCU:SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerStuckRects3′;$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v[8]=3;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop-Process -f -ProcessName explorer}”

2) Disable auto-hide features in the taskbar

powershell -command “&{$p=’HKCU:SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerStuckRects3′;$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v[8]=2;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop-Process -f -ProcessName explorer}”

  • Now paste in the cmd and hit the enter key. That’s it.

How to hide the taskbar windows 10 keyboard shortcut

Friends if you want to hide your taskbar using a keyboard shortcut, it’s also possible. To do that you need to take the help of a third-party app. There are many apps available on the internet. But in this tutorial, I am going to use hide taskbar freeware software.

It’s freeware software. Just you need to run the software and then the icon appears in the notification area. You can easily exit it from the notification area. So let’s start with how to use the software:

  • First download hide taskbar apps. It will download in zip format.
  • After that unzip the application and run it.
  • Now press the ctrl + ESC key to hide or unhide the taskbar.
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Hide taskbar windows 10 permanently

Friends in the windows operating system there is no in-built software or option to hide the taskbar permanently. To do that you need to take the help of third-party software. But I didn’t recommend you to do that. Because these third-party apps can make your windows operating system unstable.

If you need to use the entire screen for your work then try auto-hide features. Until you hover the mouse pointer, the taskbar will not show. In this article, I discuss many methods. You can apply any one methods that you find suitable for you.


Friends below are some questions related to how to hide the taskbar in windows 10. Many people faced some problems when they try to hide their taskbar. And search on many forums and search engines. So I added them to this article for my readers.

Q1. How to hide the taskbar windows 10 when watching a movie or video?

It is good to watch any movie or video on full screen. Generally video player allows you to play video on full screen. Either you can use the auto-hide features of the taskbar. By enabling these features your taskbar not showing on the screen. But when you hover with your mouse pointer it starts showing.

If you don’t know how to hide the taskbar then follow any process that I discuss already in this article.

Q2. How to hide the taskbar windows 10 when playing games?

The fun of playing games on the full screen is different. Usually, the taskbar prevents you from enjoying this. But don’t worry! You can use the auto-hide features of the taskbar. Which will allow you to play the game on full screen.

Q3. Why is my taskbar not auto-hiding?

If the taskbar is not auto-hiding then there are many reasons. Maybe some system faults or any other reason. Below are some steps you can follow:

1. First, check that the hide taskbar option is enabled.
2. Restart your computer and check if its works or not.
3. If the hide taskbar option is enabled, then disable it. Restart your system and then enable the option again.
4. Check if your windows are up to date.

Final word

So friends I hope you enjoyed this article. If you want to use the entire screen of your display then the auto-hide feature of the taskbar is very friendly for you. I discuss many methods to enable this option. You can try any one way, that is suitable for your pc.

Also if you face any problem while hiding the taskbar then you can check our FAQ section in this article. It will definitely help you.