Windows 10 is much more aesthetically pleasing than any of its predecessors. And while the taskbar generally adds to the aesthetic, a taskbar that gets stuck in full-screen mode can be annoying.
So, if your taskbar doesn’t disappear when you’re in full screen mode, here’s how to fix it.
As always, try rebooting the device to see if this resolves the issue. Rebooting is an easy way to solve many seemingly random problems.
Windows 10 has a built-in shortcut for working in full screen. Just press the F11 key on your keyboard to make it work.
If you are using an outdated version of Windows 10, something is probably broken in your system. Find out how to check for updates for your PC.
Step one: Press the Windows + I key to open the Windows settings. Click on Update and Security.
Step two: Click Check for Updates to see if any updates are available for your system, install any updates immediately, restart your computer, and try again.
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Windows 10 has a feature that automatically hides the taskbar after a certain amount of time. Once the taskbar is hidden, it can only be made visible by moving the pointer in the direction of the taskbar.
Follow the steps below to use this setting.
Step one: Right-click on the taskbar and select Taskbar Settings.
Step two: Adjust the auto-hide bar settings according to your preferences.
When the application sends a notification, it is displayed on the application icon. Although this should not affect full-screen mode, since Windows automatically activates the focus wizard when you are in full-screen mode, it can sometimes cause the taskbar to thaw.
You can try reinstalling these applications or disabling notifications from these applications to resolve the issue.
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Restarting Windows Explorer can correct many strange and random Windows errors, including the taskbar not displaying full screen. Here’s how.
Step one: Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
Step two: Look for Windows Explorer in the list. Right-click on it and then click Restart.
Alternatively, you can hold down the Ctrl+Shift key and right-click on the taskbar. You will see the Exit Explorer option. Pressing this button has the same effect as the steps above.
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If this problem occurs when using Chrome, hardware acceleration may be an issue. Navigate to chrome:// settings/system. Make sure hardware acceleration is disabled.
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The other thing you can do to fix this problem in Chrome is to try reloading the browser itself.
Step one: Go to chrome: // settings/reset. Click Restore Defaults.
Step two: Chrome will show you a warning. Click Reset Settings and your browser will be reset to its default settings.
If this fails and the problem persists, then there is probably a chromium-specific problem. We recommend that you change your browser at this stage to avoid this problem.
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