How to hide the taskbar in Windows 10 or Windows 11

Automatically hide the Taskbar’ is a Taskbar behavior setting in Windows 11 that allows you to hide your taskbar — automatically. All you need to do is move the cursor away from the taskbar, and it gets hidden. Hiding the taskbar makes your desktop look cleaner and creates more space.

If you want to automatically hide your taskbar, you must enable it in the Taskbar settings on your PC. Here’s how you do it.

How to hide the taskbar in Windows 10 or Windows 11


How to hide the taskbar in Windows 10 or Windows 11

You can hide the taskbar in Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer. Here's how:

  • Go to the desktop and right-click in the empty space.
  • From the list of options, choose Personalize.
  • Now toggle on the “Automatically Hide The Taskbar In Desktop Mode," and the taskbar will get hidden.

Now whenever you need to see the taskbar again, simply take your cursor to the taskbar, and it will become visible again.

How to hide the taskbar in Windows 11

Again, even though the specifics may differ by little, the fundamental process to hide the taskbar is the same in Windows 11 as well. Here’s how you can do that:

Hover your cursor over the taskbar, right-click on it and select “Taskbar Settings”.  From there, click on “Taskbar Behaviours”.



When the Taskbar Behaviour menu expands, click on Automatically hide the taskbar checkbox. Like in Windows 10, the taskbar will be hidden in Windows 11 as well.

To make it reappear again, all you have to do is take your cursor to the bottom and the taskbar will be back.

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