How to Hide and Show Windows 10 Taskbar Automatically

Taskbar on Windows 10 is full of features and having a new feel. Windows 10 provides you certain possibilities through which You can customize your taskbar in many ways. Auto hide the taskbar or lock is the feature which personalizes your Windows 10 PC as per your requirement. We are here to write on how to hide and show Windows 10 Taskbar automatically.

Why Auto-hide Windows 10 Taskbar?

Auto–hide option hides the taskbar from your screen and when you take your cursor or mouse pointer to the area where it is hidden then the taskbar prompts and you get a view of it. As soon as you move your mouse cursor away from the taskbar located area, you can’t  see the taskbar anywhere. Auto Hidden taskbar avails more space on your screen and protects the icons from others vision as well.

Why you Lock Windows 10 Taskbar?

If you lock the taskbar you can’t make a change in it like you will not be able to move it towards the other edges even you cannot change its size. Many times you might have been suffered from Windows Taskbar moved to the top or right or left edge of your PC screen mistakenly. Locking the taskbar prohibits these problems.


So let’s go to the tips and learn How to Hide and Show Windows 10 Taskbar Automatically.

How to Hide and Show Windows 10 Taskbar Automatically

  • Move your mouse pointer to Windows 10 Taskbar. Do a Right click on it.
  • Choose the Settings option.
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  • The Taskbar Settings interface opens in which you find Taskbar, Notification area, and Multiple displays sections.
  • Taskbar section will be the first one.
  • Switch On or Off the slider against the Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop or tablet mode option in order to Hide and Show Windows 10 Taskbar Automatically.
Hide and Show Windows 10 Taskbar Automatically
  • In this way, your taskbar will hide until you hover your mouse pointer to taskbar area.

The taskbar will be locked and you can not make a change in your Windows 10 Taskbar.

To Lock Windows 10 Taskbar

  • A simpler way to lock the taskbar you can prefer is – execute a right-click on the Taskbar and select Lock the Taskbar.


After you launch Taskbar Settings window, you will be able to Hide and Show Windows 10 Taskbar Automatically and even do more customization without putting much effort.

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About Sunita
Love to play with Windows 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

9 thoughts on “How to Hide and Show Windows 10 Taskbar Automatically

  1. Thank you, this helped a lot! 🙂

  2. My taskbar still shows when I do these settings. Help, or should I just restart it?

  3. What would you like to add to taskbar?

  4. Rosemarie Shelton says:

    would like to add to task bar

  5. But it is pretty working on my PC Smith!

  6. The Auto-hide function works sporadically for me now as it did when I was using Windows 7 (I miss my Windows 7).
    I follow the steps in this article a few times a day. It used to help occasionally but now it doesn’t work at all.

  7. What StewartGrant said worked for me.

  8. StewartGrant says:

    Just upgraded to Windows 10. I found it will work if I check off Lock the Task Bar AND the Auto-Hide Task Bar options in the properties segment AND Lock the Task Bar on the display when you right click on the Task Bar AND then do an account Logoff/Logon. Sort of weird but worked for me

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