Windows 10: How to remove Windows 10 taskbar/show desktop button?

  1.    17 Jan 2018 #1

    How to remove Windows 10 taskbar/show desktop button?


    Hi there.

    I need 1 of the 2 things found if possible for Windows 10 only. Either to remove the show desktop button (which I have no use for at all) at boot up, NOT startup, or remove taskbar at boot up, but still have access to the Windows key for the start menu. I have already removed the system tray arrow permanently using regedit and would like a regedit/bat file/command prompt for one or the other. I have tried all manner of tweakers and 3rd party apps, but to no avail!

    Please help if you can.

    Thanks,

    Gavin.
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       17 Jan 2018 #2

    Welcome to TenForums @gavingilbert

    To disable 'peek at desktop' see this tutorial:

    Turn On or Off Peek at Desktop in Windows 10

    Removing the Taskbar is (probably) not possible (or advisable) but it can be set to autohide, which would be almost as good. There's a TenForums tutorial for that too...

    Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Desktop Mode in Windows 10
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  3.    17 Jan 2018 #3

    Thanks for responding but I need to completely remove the show desktop button NOT disable it and auto hiding the taskbar still leaves a trace of the button peeping out anyway!
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  4. Posts : 8,143
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Jan 2018 #4

    gavingilbert said: View Post
    I have tried all manner of tweakers and 3rd party apps, but to no avail!
    In general, it's better to find a native Windows 10 solution to your needs rather that a 3rd-part 'tweak' or registry 'hack'. A lot of support questions we see on these forums can be traced back to 'unintended consequences' of such 'tweaks'.
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  5.    17 Jan 2018 #5

    gavingilbert said: View Post
    ... but still have access to the Windows key for the start menu.
    ... I have tried all manner of tweakers and 3rd party apps, but to no avail!
    Please help if you can.
    Thanks,
    Gavin.
    Total replacement of taskbar
    Never know if ok to post about programs that $.
    Snowed out the program name.
    Now probably belongs in software and apps.
    See private message for information.

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