TASKBAR WON’T HIDE IN FULL-SCREEN
A lot of the users report that TASKBAR WON’T HIDE IN FULL-SCREEN issue. In this article we are going to about how to fix this problem now, you don’t worry if your taskbar also won’t auto-hide on your PC.
WHAT IS TASKBAR?
A taskbar is an element of a graphical user interface which contains various purpose and mostly located at the bottom of the screen is called taskbar of the computer. The first-time taskbar introduces with Microsoft Windows 95 after that it found in all versions of Windows that followed. The taskbar allows you to locate and view any program that is currently open or launch programs through the start button. It also allows checking time and date, with early versions of Windows access to the Quick Launch and items running in the background through the Notification Area.
POSITIONS OF THE TASKBAR
Top, Bottom, Right and Left four positions of the taskbar in window screen is available user can change the positions of the taskbar easily according to your choice, but mostly taskbar is showing in the bottom of the screen.
HOW TO CHANGE THE WINDOWS TASKBAR POSITION
Some users easily navigate their desktop by positioning the taskbar at the bottom, top, right or left of the screen. Now we will show how to change the position of the taskbar in Window7, 8, and 10.
Two methods are used to change the Position
- Right-click a blank section of the taskbar then a menu will open with the tools to customize the desktop.
- Make sure the taskbar is unlocked. Scroll down to the menu you will see an option to “Lock the taskbar“. Make sure this option is unlocked before continues the next step.
- At the bottom of the menu click Properties, then “Taskbar and Start Menu Properties” window will open.
- Click the “Taskbar location on screen” box, after that select Left, Right or Top in the drop-down menu to change the position of the taskbar. And then click apply and Ok.
- Your left mouse button to select the taskbar and click on any blank area of the taskbar.
- Press and hold down the left button of the mouse, then drag the mouse to its new location where you want the taskbar to appear. Now you can hold and drag to the top, right or left on the screen, then release the mouse button. Here the new location of the taskbar in front of your eyes.
HOW TO FIX NOT HIDE THE WINDOWS TASKBAR IN FULL SCREEN
In this article, we’re using Windows 10 as an example, but the same methods are work in Windows 7,8 and Window Vista. In some time when you want to show full screen, but the taskbar does not hide automatically, this problem occurs in the situation if the taskbar won’t be hiding even if the auto-hide is enabled.
WHAT REASON THE TASKBAR TO NOT AUTO-HIDE
When you are using the auto-hide feature for the taskbar, it will remain hidden until when an application required your attention. For the common apps, when an application has received a notification then the app’s taskbar button starts flashing at you. For example, the Skype app in your system receives a new call then the Skype app will flash its taskbar button. In this case, you click that taskbar button to check the app know you’ve seen what it needs you to see and the taskbar will again hide.
That has an icon in the system tray for the background apps, two separate actions can cause your taskbar to stick around. The first is when you have an actual icon change and indicating the app required your attention. For example, a small red dot is displayed on its regular icon that indicates you received a new message.
Now we check how to resolve the problem by clicking on the icon to trigger whatever the hidden notification was, or restarting the problem application. Although you have some other options as well.
FIRST VERIFY YOUR TASKBAR SETTINGS & (Restart Explorer)
If you have set the taskbar automatically hid then skip this instruction, but if not set taskbar automatically hid then you must be followed the below steps to verify the taskbar setting.
- Right-click on your taskbar and choose Setting from the context menu.
- Make sure Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode is on if you are using a desktop. However, if you are using a laptop then you make sure Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode is on.
If you are using the Windows 7, 8 or Vista, then you will see the dialog box “Taskbar and Start Menu Properties” window instead. Here you verify the “Auto-hide the taskbar” option is enabled.
In some situation, if you’re undergoing problems with your taskbar auto-hiding, you can simple turning the feature off and back on again will fix your problem.
RESTART WINDOWS EXPLORER
Another method is useful to resolve the issue temporarily this method is Restarting Windows Explorer that will restart all of your Metro Applications if the issue continues then read on and try the next solution.
- Right-click on the taskbar and on the context menu select Task Manager.
2. Go to the Processes tab and then choose Windows Explorer and then click on Restart Button.
ANOTHER METHOD THAT WORK LIKE A CHARM
Another trick was found to fix this issue taskbar not hiding. It has worked for many users who have faced this problem. Following these below steps to fix Windows 10 taskbar not hiding the issue.
- In Windows 10 click on the Search button on the taskbar.
Click in the search box, if you have a SEARCH box on the taskbar but not SEARCH button.
- Click somewhere on the desktop so search window disappears, when search window pops up. After this step, the taskbar should automatically hide normally.
RESIZING THE TASKBAR
1. Unlock the taskbar
- On the empty portion of the taskbar directly Right-click, then a dialog box appears in the list of the dialog box remove the checkmark next to “Lock the taskbar”. If no check mark shows this, it means the taskbar is already unlocked.
2. Resize the width of the taskbar
- Place your cursor on the outer edge of the taskbar then you see cursor convert into an arrow with 2 heads.
- Click the edge of the taskbar, then drag the taskbar for reached a satisfying width.
- For secure the taskbar’s current width release your mouse instantly.
3. Lock the Taskbar
After resizing your taskbar lock the taskbar, this will help keep your taskbar’s specific width and save it from being accidentally resized.
- Right-click in the empty place of the taskbar and check the “Lock the taskbar“
That’s all, I am sure these above methods you fix this error taskbar not hide in full screen. So best of luck…