01/03/2023 at 10:45 am by Claus Ludewig – In order to have more space on the screen, both Windows 11 and Windows 10 allow the taskbar to be automatically hidden.
Microsoft not only brings a new start menu to Windows 11, but also redesigns the taskbar. The positioning of the bar can no longer be changed, it is always at the bottom of the screen. Only since a feature update is it again possible to store elements on the taskbar via drag & drop. If you want, you can also hide the taskbar automatically to get more screen space.
So the taskbar disappears automatically
Microsoft has also adopted this function from Windows 10 for the successor. The taskbar can be automatically hidden with the following setting:
Right-click on an empty area of the taskbar and select “Taskbar Settings” from the menu. The settings app will now open. The “Taskbar behavior” area must be selected in the window. If you now click on “Automatically hide the taskbar”, the bar with the programs will be hidden by default.
If Windows registers that you move the mouse pointer to the lower edge of the screen, the taskbar reappears, otherwise only a few small dots reveal that something has been hidden there. Similar to Windows 11, the taskbar can also be automatically hidden in Windows 10 by making the setting in the operating system settings under “Personalization”. Microsoft makes the features of the taskbar from Windows 10 that will be adopted in the successor dependent on actual use.
According to collected telemetry data, hardly any users use the taskbar at the top or on the side of the screen. On the other hand, a setting for displaying multiple app icons depending on the number of open windows in a program could make a comeback. Although there has been a combination of several windows in one app icon since Windows 7, this could always be deactivated separately up to now.
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Collection to auto-hide the taskbar in Windows 11:
If you want, you can automatically hide the taskbar in Windows 11 and 10 to get more space on the screen. In the Settings app, you have to adjust the behavior of the taskbar under “Personalization”. moves to the bottom edge of the screen, the taskbar reappears.
Those: via Tom’s Hardware