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How to Remove Toolbars on the Taskbar in Windows 10

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The taskbar includes the Start button, buttons for currently running tasks, pinned apps, custom toolbars, the notification area, and the system clock. Toolbars include Address, Links, Bing Search (if installed), Desktop, and other custom toolbars created by the user or by an application.

This tutorial will show you how to remove toolbars from the taskbar for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Remove Toolbar from Taskbar using Taskbar Context Menu
  • Option Two: To Remove Toolbar from Taskbar using Toolbar's Separator Context Menu
  • Option Three: To Reset and Clear all Toolbars from Taskbar using a BAT file





Taskbar Toolbars - Remove in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Taskbar Toolbars - Remove in Windows 10
To Remove Toolbar from Taskbar using Taskbar Context Menu

1. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Toolbars, and click/tap on the checked toolbar (ex: Desktop) you want to remove. (see screenshot below)

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Taskbar Toolbars - Remove in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Taskbar Toolbars - Remove in Windows 10
To Remove Toolbar from Taskbar using Toolbar's Separator Context Menu

1. If you haven't already, unlock the taskbar.

2. Right click or press and hold on the separator on the taskbar just to the left of the toolbar (ex: Desktop) you want to remove, and click/tap on Close toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on OK to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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Taskbar Toolbars - Remove in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Taskbar Toolbars - Remove in Windows 10
To Reset and Clear all Toolbars from Taskbar using a BAT file



That's it,
Shawn