Windows 10: taskbar in fullscreen mode

  1.    27 Nov 2016 #1

    taskbar in fullscreen mode


    Not sure if I need to put the thread here or in software but as of recently whenever I go to fullscreen mode for a video or game, no matter which application the task bar for windows still shows. I never had auto hide on before and until recently never was an issue. This is a short list of apps that this happens in:
    Google Chrome version 55 (youtube, netflix, crunchyroll)
    Firefox version 50 (youtube, netflix, crunchyroll)
    VLC Media Player version 2.2.2 (locally stored content)
    numerous games from Steam with the exception of a couple.
    As far as I know there were no windows updates and no additional programs downloaded since it last worked as I wanted it to. As stated above I never enabled auto hide as I know this would solve the issue but I find that more troublesome than this bar. I have windows 10 anniversary update. If more information would help fix this issue I would be happy to assist.
    Attached is an example.

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  2.    28 Nov 2016 #2

    You must have tried this... But maybe not? - Restart your computer?
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  3.    06 Dec 2016 #3

    I've the very same problem! It started today, but last updates were installed a month ago...
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  4.    08 Mar 2017 #4

    I solved this in 2 steps:

    1. Open TaskManager (right click on taskbar or CTRL_ALT+DELETE)
    2. In processes, locate and Right-click on Windows Explorer , than click on Restart.

    Hope it works for you guys too!
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