Want to show full screen in Windows 10, but aren’t able to hide the taskbar even after enabling auto-hide?
If yes, you’re not alone.
Many users have complained about this issue. The good part is that you can resolve this once and for all easily and quickly.
So let’s dig right in.
Check Taskbar Setting
Those of you who have set the taskbar to hide automatically can skip this step. If you’ve not done this, follow these steps to check the setting of the taskbar.
- Right-click anywhere on taskbar. Next select Settings in context menu
- Desktop users must ensure Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode is selected. On the other hand, those using a laptop need to ensure Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode is turned on
Restart Windows Explorer
All the Metro applications will restart when you reboot Windows. This step can help temporarily resolve the problem. In case the issue resurfaces, you’ll need to attempt the next solution.
Here are the steps to restart Windows Explorer:
- Right-click anywhere on taskbar. Next click Task Manager
- Locate and choose Windows Explorer under the Process tab. Next click the Restart button
Attempt this Workaround
Many users were able to fix the said issue once and for all using this workaround. That’s why it’s worth a shot if you’ve not been yet able to get rid of the problem. Since the workaround is easy-to-perform, there’s no reason why you should not give it a try.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Click the Search button in taskbar. In case you see a Search box instead of the Search button, click the box
- Next once the search window pops up on your screen, simply click anywhere on desktop so that the search window vanishes. Once that happens, the taskbar would automatically get hidden and stay that way.