In Windows 11, the taskbar takes up only a small portion of the display space at the bottom of the screen. However, like other versions of Windows, if you want to give the full screen display space, you can easily set the taskbar to automatically hide when not in use. Here’s how to do it.
First, you need to go to the Windows 11 taskbar settings. To do this quickly, right-click an empty space on the taskbar. In the small menu that appears, select the option “ Taskbar Settings ”.
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(Alternatively, you can also open the Windows Settings app and navigate to Personalization > Taskbar to access the same configuration menu.)
In the Taskbar settings screen, click on the “ Taskbar Behaviors ” item .
When the Taskbar Behaviors menu appears, check the box next to the option “ Automatically Hide the Taskbar ”.
As soon as you wake up, the taskbar will disappear. But if you look closely, you will still see a small line at the bottom of the screen letting you know that the taskbar is ready to show up when you need it.
Close the Settings window. To make the taskbar temporarily reappear, simply move the mouse pointer down to the bottom edge area of the screen. As soon as you touch the bottom edge, the taskbar will pop up and you can interact with it as usual.
When you move the mouse away from the taskbar, it will automatically hide. Pretty handy!
In case you change your mind and want the taskbar to be fixed again, open the Settings app (press Windows + i key combination ), then navigate to Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar Behaviors and uncheck the option Select “ Automatically Hide the Taskbar ”.
Wish you have a good experience with Windows 11!