How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hiding in Fullscreen?

Hello Guys, Please let me know that how to fix windows 10 taskbar not Hiding in Fullscreen? I am facing this issue last 1 month I don't know how to fix it. Help me.

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Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hiding in Fullscreen

Want to use fullscreen mode in Windows 10 but you are facing problems in Windows 10 Taskbar not hiding in Fullscreen. Various users are having this problem where the taskbar is not hiding in fullscreen mode. Most of the time people want to use fullscreen mode while playing games or watching videos. That ruins the experience, especially when you can see all those icons with constant notifications that make them blink. In either case, we don’t want that. In recent times, many users have reported the Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hid­ing in Fullscreen issues. 

Let’s find out how we can fix the Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hid­ing in Fullscreen error.

What Causes the Taskbar to Not Auto-Hide?

When you are using the auto-hide feature for the Windows taskbar, it will stay hidden until an application needs your attention. For general apps, this usually means the app’s taskbar button starts blinking at you. Such as, the Skype app will flash its taskbar button when you receive a new call. In these circumstances, you can just click that taskbar button to let the app know you have seen what it needs you to see and the taskbar will hide again.

1. Update and Restart Windows

Make sure your PC is running the latest version of Windows. Click Windows Key+I to open Settings and press on Update & Security.

If there is an update, you should see it there or you can fetch it manually by clicking on the Check for updates button. If there are any, I suggest you install the updates immediately and then try the fullscreen mode again to see if the taskbar hides or not.

2. Try Autohide

Windows 10 provides a lot of ways to personalize your PC, and one of them is the ability to hide the taskbar automatically when you are not using it. This means the taskbar will only reveal itself when you hover the mouse pointer at the bottom of the screen. Here's how the desktop appears when the taskbar is hidden.

For this, open Settings by clicking Windows Key+I and click on Personalization.

Click Taskbar in the left windowpane and switch the automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode option on. Now, hang your mouse at the bottom of the screen to disclose it on any window. If you are using the tablet mode, there is a separate option for that.

Check if you can still see the taskbar in fullscreen mode while watching videos or playing games on your computer. You can also access the taskbar settings quickly by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting Taskbar Settings.

3. Use F11 Keyboard Shortcut

If you are looking for a quick solution for Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hid­ing in Fullscreen, here is a simple trick. Simply press the F11 key on your keyboard, and the window of the app you're using will go into fullscreen mode immediately.

The F11 shortcut works on all Windows versions. Therefore, in case you have VLC and File Explorer open, both will go fullscreen hiding the taskbar. On some keyboards (especially laptops), you will have to press Fn+F11 keys. It depends on your keyboard layout and the make and model of your PC.

4. Restart Windows Explorer

Restarting Windows Explorer is a lot faster than restarting Windows 10. It takes a few moments but can solve the Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hid­ing in Fullscreen. Right-click on the taskbar and select Task Manager. You can also try the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC shortcut.

Slightly scroll to find Windows Explorer within the Apps column. Right-press on it and select Restart. When you do that, your windows will disappear momentarily, and some apps will shut down. Windows Explorer provides a GUI (graphical user interface) to help us navigate and interact with the filesystem of Windows.

Another way to do that without entering the task manager is to press and hold the CTRL+SHIFT keys and right-clicking on the taskbar. You should now see a new option at the bottom named Exit Explorer.

5. Notification Symbol

Whenever you get a notification, a symbol seems on the relevant app's icon. Theoretically, this shouldn’t affect the fullscreen mode. But sometimes, it unhides the taskbar. Frequently, if you check the notification and close it, the taskbar will hide again in fullscreen mode, but that is not always the case.

Windows 10 has solved the problem with the Action Center, but the error still pops up often. You can also try restarting the app that sent the notification to check if that works. If you find a particular app that is frequently causing this problem, try reinstalling it to see if the problem goes away. Or, you can turn off notifications for the said app.

Tom Bruce 20 July 2021