How to Hide the Taskbar in Windows 11

Hiding the taskbar in Windows 11 can provide a cleaner desktop view and more screen space for your applications. This guide will walk you through the steps to automatically hide the taskbar using the Settings app.


The taskbar in Windows 11 is a useful feature that provides quick access to applications, notifications, and system controls. However, you might want to hide it to maximize your screen space or for a cleaner desktop appearance. Follow these steps to enable auto-hide for the taskbar in Windows 11.

Step 1: Open Settings

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Click on the Settings icon (gear icon). Alternatively, press Win + I to open the Settings app directly.

Step 2: Navigate to Taskbar Settings

  1. In the Settings app, click on Personalization in the left-hand sidebar.
  2. Click on Taskbar in the Personalization menu.

Step 3: Enable Auto-Hide for the Taskbar

  1. Scroll down and click on Taskbar behaviors to expand the section.
  2. Check the box next to Automatically hide the taskbar. This will enable auto-hide for the taskbar.

Additional Tips

  • Accessing the Taskbar: When the taskbar is hidden, you can make it reappear by moving your mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen.
  • Disabling Auto-Hide: To disable auto-hide, simply uncheck the Automatically hide the taskbar option in the Taskbar behaviors settings.


You have successfully learned how to hide the taskbar in Windows 11. By enabling auto-hide, you can enjoy a cleaner desktop and more screen space for your applications. If you need to access the taskbar, simply move your mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen to make it reappear.