2 Best Ways to Hide Taskbar in Windows 11

The hide taskbar in Windows 11 is a simple yet powerful trick to get more room on your desktop. If you’re running Windows 11, there’s a way to make the taskbar disappear and free up your desktop.

In Windows 11, by default, the taskbar is always visible to users. You can hide taskbar or unhide the taskbar by changing the configuration from the Settings app.

In Windows 11, you use the taskbar for more than seeing your apps and checking the time. You can personalize it in many ways change the color, pin your favorite apps to it, and move or rearrange taskbar buttons.

Microsoft allows users to customize the Windows 11 taskbar with many options to suit the requirements. For example, you can switch light theme to dark theme in Windows 11. Users can even set the Windows 11 taskbar alignment to left or right to arrange the icons accordingly.

Hiding the Windows 11 taskbar is useful when you are playing games, working on applications, or when you want more space on the screen. This article covers 2 ways to hide/unhide taskbar in Windows 11.

How to Hide Taskbar in Windows 11 using Settings

In Windows 11, you can hide the taskbar from Settings with following steps:

  • Click Start and launch the Settings app.
  • On the Settings panel, select Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar Behaviors.
  • Enable “Automatically hide the taskbar” option to hide the taskbar.
How to Hide Taskbar in Windows 11
How to Hide Taskbar in Windows 11

Hide Windows 11 Taskbar using Command Prompt

You can use command prompt to hide Windows 11 taskbar. On Windows 11, click Start and type cmd. This brings up the Command Prompt and you must select Run as administrator.

Hide Windows 11 Taskbar using Command Prompt
Hide Windows 11 Taskbar using Command Prompt

Enter the following command in the command prompt to hide taskbar in Windows 11.

powershell -command "&{$p='HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3';$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v[8]=3;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop-Process -f -ProcessName explorer}"

The above PowerShell command enables the option “Automatically hide the taskbar” in Windows 11 personalization settings.

Hide Windows 11 Taskbar using Command Prompt
Hide Windows 11 Taskbar using Command Prompt

If you want to unhide the taskbar or display the taskbar, run the below command.

powershell -command "&{$p='HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3';$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v[8]=2;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop-Process -f -ProcessName explorer}"
Unhide Taskbar in Windows 11
Unhide Taskbar in Windows 11

How to Unhide the Taskbar in Windows 11

To unhide the taskbar in Windows 11, you can try the following steps:

  • On Windows 11, click Start and launch the Settings app.
  • On the Settings window, select Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar Behaviors.
  • Turn off “Automatically hide the taskbar” option to unhide the taskbar.
How to Unhide the Taskbar in Windows 11
How to Unhide the Taskbar in Windows 11

There are numerous other Windows 11 customization options available in Windows 11. More such options and tricks will be covered in upcoming posts. Let us know if you run into any problems in the comment below.

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