Personalization Enable or Disable Automatically Hide Taskbar in Windows 11

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The taskbar on your desktop is located on the bottom of the screen by default in Windows 11.

If you like, you can have the taskbar automatically hide in Windows 11.

If you enable automatically hide the taskbar, you can show the taskbar on demand by:
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically hide the taskbar for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Automatically Hide Taskbar in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Automatically Hide Taskbar in Command Prompt

EXAMPLE: Taskbar
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OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Automatically Hide Taskbar in Settings


1 Open Settings (WIn+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Taskbar on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Taskbar behaviors on the right side to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (enable) or Uncheck (default - disable) Automatically hide the taskbar for what you want on the right side under Taskbar behaviors. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION TWO

Enable or Disable Automatically Hide Taskbar in Command Prompt


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into the command prompt, and press Enter.

(enable automatically hide taskbar)​
powershell -command "&{$p='HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3';$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v[8]=3;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop-Process -f -ProcessName explorer}"

OR​

(disable automatically hide taskbar - default)​
powershell -command "&{$p= 'HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3' ;$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v[8]=2;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop-Process -f -ProcessName explorer}"

3 You can now close Windows Terminal if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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