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How to hide the taskbar in Windows 11?

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Windows 11 is Microsoft’s latest version of their flagship product. The operating system has undergone significant visual changes to be more modern and integrate added functionality. However, there are loads of customisation options that are still available for users to tune Windows to look the way they want.

The Windows taskbar is an essential part of the operating system as it forms the cornerstone of everything you do. All the apps you use, including all the Windows tools and utilities, system time, date and a bunch of other information, are condensed in the taskbar. As a result, it also gets a ton of customisation and placement options for users to suit their preferences.

While Windows may have removed the ability to customise taskbar placement to the degree that older versions allow, you can still change a few things. In this article, we’re talking about how to hide your taskbar in Windows 11. You can watch the video below or continue reading the article.

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Also read: How to change the download location in Windows 11? 


Hiding taskbar in Windows 11

Hiding your taskbar is quite easy in Windows 11. Remember that hiding your taskbar in Windows is impossible and not advisable. Still, the operating system allows you to automatically hide the taskbar after a while, allowing users to summon it by hovering their mouse at the bottom of their screen. Just follow these steps.

Step 1: Right-click your taskbar and click Taskbar settings.

Step 2: Click Taskbar behaviours to expand the section in the taskbar personalisation menu.

Step 3: Check the Automatically hide the taskbar checkbox.

Once you’re done, the taskbar will automatically hide itself after you leave it idle for some time. Remember that it won’t hide itself, as some pixels will remain visible to let you know where it’s located.

As mentioned, If you want to bring the taskbar back up, hover your mouse at the bottom of the screen, and it’ll show up, only to hide again after some time. If you have multiple monitors, the taskbar will be hidden on all monitors and only appear on your choice’s monitor.

Also read: How to defragment the drive in Windows 11?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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