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How to Automatically Show or Hide Windows 11 Taskbar?

Written by Wyatt Surrey

How do I hide the Windows 11 taskbar? Would you like to hide the Windows 11 taskbar automatically? Similar to Windows 10’s auto-hide taskbar feature, Windows 11 also has an auto-hide feature. It’s buried under the Settings app, however, and you’ll need to dig it up. Auto-hide is a handy feature of the Windows 11 system tray when you are running full-screen applications and you want to hide the system tray when it is not in use. You should note that this feature only hides the taskbar when your mouse pointer is away from it. When you place the cursor on the taskbar again, the taskbar becomes visible. That is, while working with an application, if you want to open your favorite program from the system tray, just move your cursor over the system tray and it will become visible. Move the cursor away from the system tray to automatically hide it.

In this Gearupwindows article, we are going to show you how to show and hide the Windows 11 taskbar.

How can I automatically show or hide the Windows 11 taskbar?

With the standard settings of Windows 11, the taskbar always remains visible. To enable or disable the auto-hide system tray feature, you need to do the following:

Step 1. Launch the Settings app by pressing the button Windows logo + I Buttons together and then click the personalization Category.

Step 2. On the right side of personalization, Click on that Taskbar Tab to open it.

Step 3. Click the down arrow under Taskbar behavior to expand it.

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Step 4. Activate the “Automatically hide the taskbar” option in the “Taskbar orientation” section.

That’s it. You can now close the Settings app. If you’d like to turn off the auto-hide taskbar feature on Windows 11, repeat the steps above. Now deactivate the option “Automatically hide the taskbar” in step 4.

That’s all.

About the author

Wyatt Surrey

Wyatt Serrey has spent over 17 years working in the tech industry and also been a Windows fan since he used Windows XP on his computer. He loves to help and teach others how to get the most from their devices, systems, and apps.

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