Fix: Windows 11 Taskbar Not Hiding in Full Screen

The taskbar is a thin strip application where we get to know about the applications which we are using. Also, it helps in quickly accessing the most used application which we can pin there. It helps us in using the WiFi settings, and other settings which we get on our PC or Laptop. After all, it is an important component that is provided in Windows. There are several options through which the taskbar can be hidden when you are using any other app.

But, some users are reporting that the taskbar not hiding in full screen. So, we are here with the fix through which you can resolve this issue.

Windows 11 Taskbar Not Hiding in Full Screen

Why is Taskbar Not Hiding in the Full Screen?

The taskbar might be not hiding in full screen due to many reasons. There are a lot of reasons for it, so we are listing some of them. Check out the reasons below.

  • Notifications
  • File Explorer Not Working Properly
  • Outdated Windows
  • Software Bugs
  • Taskbar Settings

How To Fix Taskbar Not Hiding in the Full Screen?

If you are using your PC in full screen and still the taskbar is visible and not hiding, then check out the methods through which you can fix it.

Check Taskbar Settings

First of all, you should ensure that your Taskbar settings are correct and there is no problem due to this. So, do follow the steps which are given below to check the taskbar settings.

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  • Press Windows + I Keys
  • Select the Personalization Tab

Taskbar

  • Now, scroll down and select the Taskbar option

Taskbar

  • After it, expand the Taskbar behaviors
  • Check the box “Automatically hide the Taskbar”

Taskbar

You can also do the same thing easily by following the steps which are given below.

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  • Right-click on the taskbar
  • You will see the option of Taskbar Settings
  • Now, click on Taskbar behaviors and check the box “Automatically hide the taskbar”

Restart The Windows Explorer From Task Manager

This issue can also cause due to Windows Explorer not working properly. So, follow the steps which are given below to restart Windows Explorer from the task manager.

  • Press CTRL + ALT + DEL Keys
  • Now, look for Windows Explorer, if it is not there then open the File Explorer
  • After it, Select the Windows Explorer
  • Right-click on it and Select Restart

Taskbar

Now, again check whether the issue is still there or it has been fixed

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Check App Notifications 

Make sure that you have no active notifications from apps that are important. If there is any active app notification then it might be not able to get hidden. So, check the app notification by opening the sidebar as well as the bottom.

Disable Notifications For Apps 

If you are still facing the issue then you can try disabling the notifications for apps. So, follow the steps which are given below to disable notifications.

  • Right-click on the taskbar
  • You will see the option of Taskbar Settings
  • Now, click on Taskbar behaviors and disable the box “Show Badges”

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Taskbar Notification

Repair System Files with DISM

DISM is a feature that is provided in Windows. It is a command-line tool that can scan and restore issues from the Windows Image.

  • Open Start Menu
  • Type “cmd’ in the search bar
  • Now, right-click on Command Prompt and “Select Run As Administrator”
  • After it, enter this command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • Now, it will take 15 minutes to scan, after it, enter this command: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • It will fix the corrupted file and will take more than 5 minutes. However, the time totally depends on the corrupted files

Run System File Checker 

You can also use the System File Checker for checking the damaged files. So, follow the steps which are given below.

  • Open Start Menu
  • Type “cmd’ in the search bar
  • Now, right-click on Command Prompt and “Select Run As Administrator”
  • Type “sfc/scannow”, and Press Enter
  • It will verify the files and will fix corrupted files if there are any

Check For Windows Updates

This issue might also arise due to outdated Windows. So, we will suggest you regularly update your Windows to avoid this type of issue. Follow the steps which are given below to Check For Windows Update.

  • Open Start Menu
  • Go To Settings
  • Now, click on Windows Update on the left sidebar
  • Click on Check For Updates
  • If there is any update available then it will be shown
  • So, after downloading of update, restart the PC
  • Now, check again whether the issue has been fixed or not

Delete Registry Key of Taskbar

If you are still facing this issue then we will suggest you delete the registry key of the taskbar. To do this, follow the steps which are given below.

  • Open Start Menu
  • Type “cmd’ in the search bar
  • Now, open the Command Prompt
  • After it paste this command: reg delete HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\IrisService /f && shutdown -r -t 0
  • And, press Enter
  • After this, the registry key will be deleted and the PC will be restarted

Register the Taskbar Package

After deleting the registry key, you have to re-register the taskbar package. So, do this, by following the steps which are given below.

  • Open Start Menu
  • Type “Windows Powershell” in the search bar
  • Right-click on the best match and Select Run As Administrator
  • Type this command: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register”$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}
  • Now, check whether the issue has been fixed or not

Conclusion

So, in this guide, we have explained to you all the ways through which you can resolve the issue. Also, before that, we have mentioned the common reasons for the problem. So, make sure to implement the methods correctly. And, if you have fixed this issue with any other method then do share it with us in the comment section below.

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