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16 Jan 2009   #
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10130
 
 
Taskbar Auto-hide - Turn On or Off

How to Turn Auto-hide Taskbar On or Off in Windows 7


information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to turn auto-hide on or off to either hide or show the taskbar from view on your desktop until you hover the pointer over it in Windows 7.

You could hide the taskbar to create more space on your desktop.

Note   Note
When auto-hide is turned on to hide the taskbar, it will remain hidden until you move the mouse pointer over the hidden taskbar location to have it temporarily pop-up until you move the mouse point away from the taskbar location. It will then be hidden again.

Tip   Tip
Microsoft has made available a hotfix that will resolve a problem where the taskbar customizations are lost and reset to defaults when automatic logon is enabled in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

More details are available at: FIX: The Taskbar is reset to the default settings when you use the "Automatically Log On" feature in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2.


EXAMPLE: Taskbar with Auto-hide Turned On and Off
NOTE: The right screenshow it with auto-hide turned off by default.
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Here's How:

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty space on the taskbar, and click/tap on Properties.

2. Do step 3 or 4 below for what you want to do.

3. To Turn On Auto-hide Taskbar
A) Check the Auto-hide the taskbar box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots step)
4. To Turn Off Auto-hide Taskbar
A) Uncheck the Auto-hide the taskbar box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)
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That's it,
Shawn





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