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How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hiding | Fix if Taskbar Won’t Hide

How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hiding

The taskbar in Windows is always visible at the bottom of the screen, and most of the time, users don’t care about being visible or hidden. A few people want their computer/laptop to be clean and tidy, and hence they use methods to hide the taskbar, but most of the time, on the Windows 10 taskbar, not hiding issue occurs. The hiding taskbar in Windows 10 is similar to the previous versions of Windows, but it comes with a different interface.

How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hiding

Windows 10 Taskbar not hiding? Here is the solution. Have a look at the steps to hide the taskbar in Windows 10 in less time.

In most cases, the Task bare hides without any intervention, but in some cases, there is the possibility that the taskbar may not hide automatically. If the taskbar misbehaves and won’t hide automatically, then there are chances that you have opened an important program, and the Windows Taskbar is not hiding because it wants you to see the important program or task.

So, if this is the case, then a single click on that icon will solve the issue for you. When you click on the program, the taskbar will hide automatically without further action.

In other cases, some background apps which are running under the curtains may need your attention and keep the taskbar visible to you. For example, if the email app is running at the backend, then there are possibilities that the icon of the email may change after it receives a new update or email.

Besides the above scenarios, there are also some chances that the taskbar may remain visible even without any active program. So how to fix the taskbar issue in this case? Have a look at the below explanation.

Fixing Methods for Windows Taskbar Won’t Hide Issue

Right-click on the quick menu from the bottom of Windows and click on the taskbar to open it.

task bar 1

Search for Windows Explorer on the left side menu and right-click on it to “Restart” the process.

After doing the above steps, click somewhere on the desktop and check if the taskbar hides. Suppose the issue is still there; now it’s time to look for an advanced solution.

Advance Fixing Methods for Windows 10 Taskbar not Hiding

For advance fixing, have a look at the below-given steps for solving the Windows taskbar, not hiding an issue.

Open Taskbar references by using Windows Key + I and then select personalization.

task bar 2

Now search for “select which icons appear on the taskbar” and click on it. It is recommended to check the “always show all icons in the notification area”. This action will highlight the app, which causes the taskbar to remain visible.

This is a temporary task to see the misbehaving app, which stops the taskbar from hiding in Windows. In this way, you can close the visible apps one by one and check the auto-hide functionality. This is the easiest way to troubleshoot the messy apps appearing in the taskbar of Windows.

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