I swear the auto-hide used to work, and that I didn't toggle this value, but it was set to Disabled. If you have confirmed that you have enabled this option. It tells me that it can be a mouse driver bug. The appropriate panel in Settings will open. Create a new user account to check the result. All of my computers have max or close to max specs so usually any issues are not related to lack of hardware.
You can set the taskbar automatically hide. If you are using a desktop, make sure Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode is on. And that is what I wanted. While it is possible that these methods have worked for some, the fact that they are not officially endorsed means that they are very situational. Typically, these are for apps like Mail and Calendar where the badge can display a count of unread items. Right-click on the taskbar and select Settings on the context menu.
Esc will rid the thumbnails seen here, though. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance. In my case, like yours, it was a systray icon that kept appearing due to a notification and then sticking the task-bar open. Hi Susan, Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10. In order to minimise my frustration, I've set Thunderbird to the non-maximised size whatever you call it and dragged it out to fill virtually the full screen the problem does not appear in this mode. This means that solving the problem may not always be easy. And it applies whether the notification is a badge on the icon or a balloon notification.
Somehow I thought to open a command prompt, then Ctrl-Alt-Del and terminate the Explorer. You can follow the instructions in the next section to hide the taskbar. Every bit of monitor space is precious, particularly vertical space. I have never run Firefox on my W8 machine, I have never moved the taskbar to the side or top, and I have never run dual monitors. Using Windows 7 64-bit on a multiple monitor extended desktop: I've set my taskbar to auto-hide.
For some reason my task bar will not auto hide when not in use. I still have this problem on a W8. When I run the mouse cursor to the left edge, the taskbar should appear. If you unlock the taskbar and then drag it to its maximum displayable width or height , it becomes much useful to show all the items it might hold, which can be considerable information if you take advantage of it. To confirm this, please take the following steps: 1. It seems my taskbar gets confused when my computer wakes up from hibernation. The taskbar is now stuck visible and blocks the lower portion of full screen apps.
The only real option is not to use the taskbar hidden option - and accept that the taskbar is always going to take up part of the display. There are many work arounds for this scenario: 1. The only workaround is to make sure all apps start un-maximized, then maximize them, then un-maximize them again before you close them. If the issue continues, read on and try the next solution. Or, you may check the section for individual programs and applications, to disable notifications for those listed there. This had been going on for weeks.
Step 3: Under the Processes tab, right-click on Windows Explorer entry and then click Restart. If there are multiple explorers running, sort them by memory usage and stop the largest one. I choose Polesoft Lockspam to fight spam, and you? Quick Fix A reliable option when it comes to hiding issues of the Windows 10 taskbar is to restart the Explorer process. First, verify the taskbar setting If you have verified the taskbar is set to be hided automatically, skip this instruction. Now it unhides even when apps are maximized, where it wouldn't before.
You can follow the instructions in the next section to hide the taskbar. Also see our article Browsers seem to be at fault most of the time. This is certainly a bug, as the preview screenshots appear, but not the taskbar itself. I'm not interested in doing a complete wipe and re-install unless it is absolutely necessary for continued functionality of my system. When I am running an app in a full-screen windowed, I can sometimes make it hide by Alt-tabbing to the program.
This solution may solve the issue temporarily. It happens with all too much frequency. Thanks Anatoly for the tip. I saw this behavior in in the release candidate as well. The second case happens mostly in Windows 8 and earlier versions when a notification balloon pops up. Or press the Window Key. Like Squawk the only thing to do is to not have the auto hide option selected.