How to Fix the Windows Taskbar when it’s not hiding in Full Screen

Every system comes with various features, applications and tools to make the user’s tasks easy and fast. The display screen is an essential part of the computer system. It is the very first thing you see when your screen is on, and your computer finally starts. Which is why keeping it organized and assembled is very important.

Just to do so, the system itself comes with easy to reach tools, folders can be safely kept in one space. One can modify things according to their requirements. This allows the user to find a friend in a machine. 

Such is the case with a taskbar. You will find the taskbar on every computer. Its presence helps in fast work and smart work. But, at times, when the full screen is required for various purposes. Taskbar occupies the required space, which is why many users have wished if anything can be done to fix it. To hide the taskbar, Thankfully, there are methods that can easily hide the taskbar Such as the available auto-hide feature. 

What is a taskbar? 

A taskbar is a bar that you will find at the edge of your display screen. It contains your most used and current favorite applications. It is used for various purposes. 

How to fix Windows Taskbar when it’s not hiding in full screen? 

There are few of the simplest and step by step guided fixes which can help you auto-hide the taskbar. Following are a few of the ways to hide the taskbar. 

Before stepping on further, let’s know why the taskbar is not hiding in the first place. As it can be possible that the auto-hide feature that hides the taskbar is not enabled. Or, in a few cases, turning it off and on again might resolve this issue. 

It can also be possible that the cursor might be resting on the taskbar, not letting it to let go of the taskbar. Or it can also be only that the screen needs a little bit of shaking to make it active again, to do so, you can click a few times or simply try by refreshing. This way, you can know if the taskbar responds or not if none of these simple ways helps. 

You can read on to a few of the detailed fixing methods mentioned below. 

Method 1: 

The very first way to fix it is to use ‘Restro’. It is an advanced repairing tool. Can help in fixing any of the system issues. To do so, follow the simple steps given below. 

1.The very initial step is to download ‘Restro’ on your computer. Just a little waiting till it is downloaded. After that, start with the installation process. 

2.Just when it is downloaded. Now, to start with the installation. Firstly, click on the file and accept the license agreement after accepting the agreement and the privacy policy. Click on to the ‘install’. 

3. After completing the installation process. You will have to go for a scan by clicking on the ‘scan’ button. This scanning can easily detect and identify any of the issues that your computer is facing currently. It includes the issues related to your taskbar too. 

4.When the scanning completes. It will give you a detailed picture of the problems or the errors that need to be resolved. With it, you can find the option to fix the errors automatically. 

5.Once, all the errors are correctly scanned and fixed. You can now close the opened tabs and restart your computer to see if the issues have properly resolved or not. 

Suppose this method doesn’t solve your issue. Go to the next one.

Method 2:

This other method. Is the one very quick? You, yourself, must have thought of doing so. That is to ‘Restart the computer’ To do so, follow the necessary given steps. 

1.The initial step is to find the Taskbar and ‘click right’ on it. Then, select ‘Task Manager’ option. 

2.Now, look for the ‘Windows Explorer’ option and select it. 

3.After doing so, restart the computer by clicking on the ‘Restart’ option. 

Suppose this did not work for you. Go to the next possible method. 

Method 3: 

Another simple fix is to click with your background apps. The background apps can too create an issue. As when a specific app requires your attention, it might flash, holding on to the taskbar. Which is why the taskbar might still seem visible to you. It resolves this kind of issue. You can take action to remove the icon from the taskbar. To do so, follow these steps. 

1.Open ‘taskbar.’

2.Look for the ‘preferences’ option and click on it. 

3. After clicking the preferences option. Look for the ‘Notification area’ option.

4.Now, click to the taskbar and select those icons which are currently appearing in your taskbar. Now, either you can choose to remove all icons, or at least those that are giving an issue to you.

5. To fix it and select those icons you wish to remove, Go to ‘settings’ and choose those icons that need to be removed. Now, turn off the Icon notification.

In some cases, a background notification can be the leading cause of this issue. If this is the cause, a notification will pop up automatically, to ask you to resolve it. 

Method 4: 

This method is easy as it is just a simple way to verify if the Taskbar settings have been enabled to hide automatically. To do so, follow the simple steps given.

1.Look for a space on your taskbar and click right, as this will provide you with few options to choose from. 

2.From this menu, select the ‘settings’ option where you will see two taskbar options. From this two select the option that is fit to the device you’re using the taskbar in. 

3.Look for the ‘Auto-hide the taskbar’ option and click on it. 

If this too doesn’t work for you. The best is saved for the last. 

Method 5: 

This method asks you to check on the group policy settings. As sometimes, the group policy settings can be the cause of your taskbar issue. 

1.Open the ‘Run dialogue’ option.

2.Now to open the group policy editor, write in the given space, ‘gpedit.MSC’.

3.Now, go to the user configuration administration and select the ‘Look all taskbar settings’ option. And double click on it.

4. After opening it, now three options will appear on your display screen.

5.If you see that currently the selected option is ‘Enabled’ that means that all your taskbar settings are on. To turn it off, detect the’ Disable’ option.

6. The required changes are done. Now, you can easily make the changes according to your requirements and hide the taskbar.


The given possible fixes are easy and in simple steps. Read every word carefully and try out all the possible methods till you find the one which works out well for you and resolves your issue. 


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