Make the taskbar disappear on Windows 10 and Windows 11

windows 11 taskbar
windows 11 taskbar

La taskbar, it is an invention which is still very good on the part of Windows. Indeed, she allows you to group in a few centimeters all the applications you want.

Moreover, if you did not know it yet, it is quite possible to customize this taskbar in just a few minutes. Indeed, you can for example drag / drop an icon on this bar to put a shortcut there.

Likewise, with a left click on a shortcut present in your taskbar, you can remove those that you would not need. In short, we advise you to modify your taskbar to your liking.

But if you are here, you have another problem with a task bar who comes to annoy you and who just doesn't want to go away ! In this case, we will see here what are the different reasons that can explain this, but also how to overcome this problem.

Finally, know thatit is quite possible to hide this taskbar if you wish, for that, you will have to go to Settings, then in personalization and finally task bar to be able to make it disappear.

It will only appear when you drag your mouse over the bottom of the screen.

A taskbar that appears suddenly

The first thing that can happen is to have a taskbar that disappears most of the time and then has a moment, we don't really know why it decides to appear like that on the screen.

The problem with this kind of barge in the taskbar is that a lot of times it looks like you've made a Alt + Tab on the software where you are. This leads to slowdowns at best.

But this can lead to disconnection from certain software, or even cause you to lose some of your work! This sudden onset is usually due to an alert.

Indeed, it is an open application that has had this permission to burst and most often, a Alt + Tab allows you to go back to your software and at worst, you can set your application to no longer be able to send you these alerts.

A taskbar that does not disappear

Either way, having a taskbar popping up every now and then isn't that bad, but it gets a bit more annoying when it starts not wanting to disappear when it should.

Indeed, naturally, a taskbar is present as long as you have no application that is in full screen mode. But as soon as an application goes through it, it is supposed to disappear.

However, there are times when it will simply refuse to do this even if you exit and return to full screen mode several times. It is surely for this problem that you are here!

To solve this problem, two solutions are available to you. The simplest is to restart the Explorer process.

For it:

  • Open the task manager with the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
  • Then click on more details where you will be able to have all the programs running on your machine.
  • Then scroll to  Windows explorer and left click.
  • Choose To restart to restart the program.

You should then see your taskbar disappear and reappear and normally it should work fine again. Otherwise, you will have to go to the taskbar settings and check that you are still on the setting where it is present all the time and hides in full screen. If not, reset it to this setting.

Permanently remove the taskbar

If you no longer want a taskbar at all, you will have to return to the menu we were talking about just before which is accessible via Settings -> Personalization -> Taskbar. You then have the option of adjusting the way it is displayed.

Here, you will then be able to purely and simply delete it! If you don't want to be that drastic, but still want to hide it, you can make it only appear when you put your mouse over the bottom of the page where it is supposed to appear.

Finally, if by default the taskbar is at the bottom of your screen, know that on this settings page, you will be able to do what you want! From then on, you can completely move it to the sides or even to the top of the screen. You decide what you like the most!

Hide the Windows taskbar with software

The Windows Club has released a free program for Windows 10, 8, and 7 that automatically hides the taskbar using a keyboard shortcut.
You can download the program Hide Taskbar on the Official website . To use it, just type the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + Esc to hide or show the taskbar.

Automatically hide taskbar on Windows 11

You can hide the Windows 11 taskbar depending on whether you are in desktop mode or tablet mode. It could not be easier:

  • Press and hold or right-click any empty space on the taskbar.
  • Select Parameters from the taskbar.
  • On the taskbar settings screen, scroll down and select the option " Taskbar behaviors ».
  • Finally choose Automatically hide the taskbar by checking the box next to it.