From movies to video games, you want to view everything in fullscreen. However, in Windows 10, the annoying taskbar just refuses to hide away.
When you switch to the fullscreen mode in Windows 10, you’d expect the taskbar to disappear like it did in the older Windows versions.
Is your Windows 10 taskbar not hiding in fullscreen mode?
There’s a simple way to fix this problem. You can get rid of the taskbar in fullscreen mode on Windows 10. Check out the following ways and tips.
How to Hide Taskbar in Fullscreen Windows 10: Easy Way
Follow these steps to disable taskbar in fullscreen mode on Windows 10.
- Go to the Settings in Windows 10
- For a shortcut, press the Windows key and “I” key together
- Click on “Personalization”
- Choose “Taskbar” and click on it
- You see the option – Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode
- Toggle it to turn on
- You can also toggle on the other option – Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode
If the above method doesn’t fix the “taskbar showing in fullscreen Windows 10” problem, try out the following pro tips.
1. Check for File Explorer Bugs
Bugs linked to setup files may have kept the taskbar visible in fullscreen mode. To solve this, you need to restart the Explorer.exe process.
- Press the shortcut for Run program (Windows key + R key)
- Type “taskmgr” in the dialogue box and hit Enter
- The Task Manager window opens
- Go to the “Processes” tab and located Windows Explorer in the list
- Click on it
- Press “Restart” on the window’s bottom left side
Now, check if the taskbar is still showing in fullscreen mode.
2. Override High DPI Scaling in Chrome
You may notice the taskbar showing in fullscreen Windows 10, particularly when you’re using Google Chrome browser.
You can fix this problem by overriding a behavior of Chrome – the High DPI scaling.
- On your taskbar, right-click on the Chrome icon
- Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu
- In the Properties window, go to “Compatibility” tab
- Look for a “Settings” tab and open it to see if there’s a check against – Override high DPI scaling
- If not, check this option and click on Apply to save changes and exit
Now, close all running programs. To check if the problem is solved, you need to restart Chrome and run it in fullscreen mode.
3. Turn Visual Effects Off
In Windows 10, visual effects can counter any application from running. In some instances, visual effects can keep the taskbar visible in fullscreen mode.
You can disable the visual effects of your computer as follows
- Press shortcut keys – Windows and R together
- Type “control panel” in the Run program dialogue box
- Control Panel window opens
- Click on the option – System and Security
- Select the “System” subheading from the menu
- Click on “Advanced system settings”
- Navigate to the “Advanced” tab in the new window
- Click on “Settings”
- Check the option that says – Adjust for best performance
You’ve now disabled your graphics details and visual effects.
Check if the problem is fixed by going to fullscreen mode. If you can’t get rid of the taskbar even still, you can always turn your computer’s visual effects back on.