Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hiding [Solved]

Sometimes when you are watching a video or playing a game on full-screen mode but the taskbar does not hide whatever you do. This issue is common in Windows and many users face this but don’t know how to get rid of it. We have found these methods by which you can hide your taskbar while playing games or watch movies on your PC.


Solution 1 – Tweak Taskbar Settings

You can hide your Taskbar on the Desktop mode by changing taskbar settings. It will automatically hide the taskbar when you are in desktop mode and appears back as you hover mouse down.


STEP 1 – Right-click on the Taskbar and Choose Taskbar Settings.

Taskbar Settings


STEP 2 – Turn on the Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode.


Auto Hide Taskbar


You will suddenly see that taskbar has hidden now and you can access it by hovering down


Solution 2 – Restart Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer is the one the main application in the Windows operating system, restarting it will restart all the metro applications on your computer and that can solve not hiding taskbar issue. Follow this steps to know how to restart Windows Explorer.


STEP 1 – Press Ctrl, Shift and Esc button at the same time. It will open Windows task manager.

STEP 2 – Scroll down on Background processes and locate Windows Explorer process(If you have an open window of Explorer then it will on top). Select it and Click on Restart button.


Explorer Restart


It will restart the Windows Explorer processes and solve your taskbar not hiding problem.


Solution 3 – Search Trick

This is not a method but a trick that works for many people. This trick is worth a try because it is so simple and easy.


Hide Taskbar


When your taskbar does not go away click on the Search/Cortana button and without searching anything click back anywhere on the screen(Except taskbar and start menu). Taskbar will hide now if you are in full-screen mode.

1 thought on “Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hiding [Solved]”

  1. related to solution 3: Using the windows key the same as cortana search. Press the Windows key instead of cortana then follow the same steps as solution 3; although, if you are watching full screen video, then you may need to go out of full screen then back again for the task bar to hide.

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