Widows 10 will not trouble you anymore.
Task bar is an important assistant in Windows; however, sometimes we might wish it’s hidden and pops up when required. But what would you do if your Windows 10 denies to do so?
Indeed a very commonly observed issue with Windows 10 users; especially, power users who prefer an automatic hiding of the task bar so that they can toggle between the programmes and run the Start menu through shortcuts.
Like other versions of Windows, Windows 10 allows you to auto-hide the task bar, which can be activated from Start Menu Properties by clicking on Auto-hide the taskbar.
However, there seems to be certain issues with users who want to enable this feature. Some of them report that the task bar, auto-hidden, reappears after few seconds, even if the cursor is away from it.
This article will surely help you deal with the issue.
Let’s follow this step by step procedure of several methods.
Step 1: Open Task Manager
Either press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys, or right-click on the empty space on the taskbar.
Step 2: Click More details.
Step 3: Go to the Processes tab, right-click on Windows Explorer and click Restart.
It should kill the issue and your task bar should disappear when you move your cursor away from it. If not, try the next method.
Another reason could be the presence of a third party programme in the system tray, which generally happens, which waits for your action to prevent the auto-hiding.
Let’s kill the issue.
Step 1: Quit all those programmes which reside in the system tray one by one.
Step 2: Once you are done, use the Windows for sometime to check and verify whether the feature for auto-hide works without any issue.
Step 3: If its working, launch any of the programmes that you had previously shut in the step 1 and continue using the Windows. In this way, try opening all the closed programmes one by one.
You must be alert when it stops working because of any particular programme that needs to be prevented from residing in the system tray.
This is how you should do it.
Step 1: Go to Settings app. Click System.
Step 2: Click Notifications and actions.
Step 3: Here, you must ensure that the programme that is stopping the action of task bar auto hide is not configured to show notifications. It must be disabled, if enabled.
Step 4: Similarly, click Select to see the icons appear on the taskbar link and close the culprit programme that is preventing auto-hiding.