How to auto hide Windows 10 taskbar in 2 steps

Auto hiding of taskbar in windows is a useful feature, if you are working on something important and want more screen space for the application. For example you are designing a new power point or you are reading an important piece of article on browser and you want a distraction free environment. In this case its better if you set windows 10 taskbar in auto hide mode. Auto hide mode does not completely hide the taskbar. It scrolls up and shows up whenever you take a mouse cursor in taskbar area. Also, start key can always be accessed by pressing windows key on your keyboard. Now, let us summarize how is it done in simple steps.

Step 1 – Just do a right click on the taskbar anywhere.

Step 2 – Click on properties.


Step 3 – Check auto hide the taskbar option. Click on apply and then Ok.


To revert back this feature, just follow the same route and uncheck the option saying auto-hide the taskbar.

What if you want to Completely Hide / Show the Taskbar with keybboard shortcut

What if you do not want the taskbar to appear even when you hover the mouse on it. what if you just hide the taskbar  show it when needed with a hotkey. There is no specific  setting tweak for it, but you can easily do it via a free utility named Taskbar Hider.


Download Taskbar Hider

Just download and run it. Whenver you will press windows key + x, the taskbar will disappear. Press windows key + x again to show it.

You can change the Keyboard shortcut by right clicking on it and choosing setting and then setting up your own hotkey.