How can you hide the Taskbar in Windows (Auto Hide)

For computers and especially for laptops with a small screen, the working field is very important. To get a bigger work space, it is best to hide taskbar in Windows 11 with the function "auto hide". The taskbar will appear automatically, as soon as you reach the lower part of the screen with the mouse.

Let's see how you can activate the function for automatic hiding of the taskbar Windows 11. All you have to do is follow the steps in the tutorial below.

How can you hide the Taskbar in Windows 11 (Automatically Hide)

The function that allows auto-hiding taskbar is part of the set of customization options a Windows. Personalization.

1. To get to this function very quickly, right-click in a neutral area of ​​the taskbar, then click on the "Taskbar settings” from the menu that opens. This option will take you directly to Taskbar customization settings.

taskbar Settings in Windows 11
taskbar Settings in Windows 11

2. In the taskbar customization settings, click on "Taskbar behaviors", then check the option "Automatically hide the taskbar".

How can you hide the Taskbar on Windows 11
Auto Hide Taskbar in Windows

Once this option is checked, you will notice how the taskbar disappears immediately.

Taskbar auto hide in Windows 11
Taskbar auto hide in Windows 11

In order to have access to the shortcuts, settings and open applications, the taskbar will appear automatically every time you move the mouse over the lower part of the screen. This will happen even if the mouseover is done from an open application or from desktop.

Now you will be able to enjoy the full size of the screen when you surf the Internet, work with documents or other applications.

Also from the taskbar customization settings, you can choose whether the alignment should be on the left side (classic mode), you can choose to hide the application badges from the taskbar (notifications), customize the applications and the elements that appear in system tray (right corner).

Taskbar (or taskbar), is a feature present since the first version of Windows with the graphical interface (UI), launched by Microsoft. This activity bar, for many years, has not seen many changes, until Windows 11.

With the launch Windows 11, Microsoft has allowed the placement of icons and some functions on the middle of the taskbar, users can thus give up the classic positioning with "Start Menu” on the left side of the screen.

In the latest "preview" version, Microsoft is testing the option through which users can remove the clock and date from taskbar > system tray. "You can now hide the time and date in the system tray. You can turn this on by right-clicking on the system tray clock and choosing “Adjust date and time".

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