How to Auto Hide Taskbar on Windows 11

In this article, we will walk you through how to enable the automatically hide taskbar feature on any PC running Windows 11.

How to Enable Auto Hide Taskbar on Windows 11

Having an automatically hidden taskbar can give you quite a bit of extra vertical screen real estate and help you focus on your main tasks. It might also give you some privacy so nobody can peek at your current opened apps or your favorite apps and games.

To enable the Automatically hide the taskbar feature on Windows 11, right-click anywhere on an empty area of the Taskbar, select Taskbar settings, expand the Taskbar behaviors tab, and check the Automatically hide the taskbar checkbox. Read on for a step-by-step guide.

How to Enable Auto Hide Taskbar on Windows 11

To enable the automatically hide the taskbar feature on Windows 11:

  1. Open “Taskbar settings”
    First, right-click on an empty area on the Taskbar, and select “Taskbar settings” from the context menu. Alternatively, you can go to Start > Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.
    Open Taskbar Settings on Windows 11
  2. Expand the “Taskbar behaviors” and look for the option named “Automatically hide the taskbar”.
    Expand Taskbar Behaviors and look for Auto Hide Taskbar
  3. Check the “Automatically hide the taskbar” checkbox to enable the auto-hide feature for the taskbar.
    Automatically Hide the Taskbar Checkbox

The taskbar will collapse leaving a full screen so you can use it to gain more screen real estate for your app.

How to View the Taskbar when it is hidden

To view the taskbar when it collapsed or is hidden, you can use one of the following methods:

  1. Move the mouse cursor down to the bottom edge of the screen.
    How to Enable Auto Hide Taskbar on Windows 11
  2. If you have a touch screen PC, swipe from the bottom edge of the display.
  3. On your keyboard, press the Start key.

If you have any questions or problems with the steps detailed in this tutorial, please let me know in the comment below.

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