How do I hide taskbar windows 10 without auto-hide

Hello everyone!

On windows XP and Vista there was a function on the taskbar which I loved a lot and disappeared on the next versions. It was the "hide task bar" NOT "auto-hide". The great advantage of it, was that the taskbar only appeared when I pressed the Windows key. With the auto-hide it is completely annoying that every time I'll go down to press on something on the software that I am using, the REALLY annoying Auto-hide pops-up, in front of the buttons that I want to press! Then I spent a battle of seconds waiting that taskbar disappears, then try again to press that button and again the taskbar appears! Sometimes this drives me crazy!

I moved the task to the sides and currently I have on the top, even so all this options have buttons that I need and not the ### taskbar!

Why Microsoft removed this simple and great option that they had before?

Thanks

 

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Last updated December 11, 2018 Views 2,230 Applies to:

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Sorry to inform you that, the only option to hide the taskbar is through “Auto hide” in windows 10, it is by design.

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Hi,

Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

Sorry to inform you that, the only option to hide the taskbar is through “Auto hide” in windows 10, it is by design.

We request you to provided us feedback regarding this issue, so that it will reach our concern team.

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I will gladly provide this Feedback.

Where can I do that? Is there any link for it?

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I suggest you to follow the below step to send the feedback and check if it helps.

  1. In the “Search box” type as “Windows feedback”.
  2. Click on it and it will prompt to sign in.
  3. Sign in and follow the onscreen instructions to provide feedback.

You may refer to the below article and check fi it helps.

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Is there any other option than completely open the doors of my computer to Microsoft just to give a feedback saying "Please return back the function on XP and Vista of Hide the task bar"?!

I believe that should be some other way, no?

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My auto hide for the task bar does not work.  I restart my laptop , it works once or twice, then the task bar gets stuck and does not auto hide. It is annoying to have it covering the icons I have on the bottom of the screen. I want it to auto hide but it does not work.   Any ideas ?  

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Restart computer is only option... I have the same problem and people I know have it too, where sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, so restart usually fixes it.... it's a system bug that is obviously conflicting with something so they messed up with the program writing of this feature.... if your computer restart doesn't help after a couple of restart, then you are stuck with a bigger bug than the average person

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This drives me nuts too.... I try to maximize my screen for Pokerstars to accommodate the maximum number of open poker tables, and every time a table prompts me for my action, the taskbar drops down. and this happens constantly every few seconds!   Why do they not have a simple feature such as 'lock hide mode'?!?  They currently have 'lock' taskbar mode to prevent the taskbar from being moved or adjusted accidentally with the mouse, so why do they not have a 'lock' mode for when it's hidden?  Is this 2016 or 1983?  There is not excuse for this feature to be missing in such advanced times that we live in now.

I will be reporting this to microsoft in the proper suggestion box and any other place it will be read.   If you report the same thing, and we get others to report this, they will surely take this more seriously and fix this problem and update our computers one day, hopefully soon!! 

 

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I had a similar problem with my rainmeter setup and found this program:

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/hide-taskbar-windows-7-hotkey

It's sad that MS is taking out features like that.

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