Taskbar still visible in fullscreen mode

  1.    15 Jan 2018 #1

    Taskbar still visible in fullscreen mode

    I have been facing an issue where the taskbar is still visible when launching a full screen application, such as game, a video player or even some applications like Remote Desktop Connection. The only way to solve this is restarting Windows Explorer process through Task Manager, which becomes extremely annoying after a while as this happens very often. IIRC, this has been happening since Fall Creator's Update, and after laptop wakes up from hibernation.

    My other laptop and desktop, also running same version of Windows 10, do not suffer from this issue, even when turned on after hibernation. I have recently refreshed Windows 10 in this laptop, in order to attempt to solve another unrelated issue, but the taskbar not auto-hiding issue persists. Thanks in advance.

    laptop model: ASUS X550LN-BRA-DM548H
    Windows 10 Home Single Language x64 Version 1709 (build 16299.192)
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  2. pepanee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional
       16 Jan 2018 #2

    Let's try an attempt at resetting default computer settings by doing simple steps.

    1) Right click on the Taskbar, and uncheck Lock the taskbar
    2) Click-and-drag the Taskbar over to the left side of the screen, and let go of the mouse click, to set the Taskbar over there
    3) Again, now click-and-drag the Taskbar from the left part of your screen right back down to the bottom
    4) Right click on the Taskbar, and check Lock the taskbar

    Try running full screen applications.

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