Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10

    Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    28 Nov 2017
    Designer Media Ltd

    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Posts: 25,641

    Show Printable Version 


    information   Information
    Windows 10 introduces a new feature called Task View. Task View is a virtual desktop manager that allows you to quickly switch between all of your open apps on multiple desktops. This makes multitasking and organizing with your opened apps much easier now.

    This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the Task View button as needed on your taskbar in Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    If you remove the Task View button, you will still be able to use Task View with keyboard shortcuts.

    See: How to Open and Use Task View for Virtual Desktops in Windows 10


    If you have tablet mode turned on, then you will see this below when you right click on the taskbar instead.

    Name:  right_click_Taskbar_tablet_mode.jpg
Views: 24904
Size:  21.8 KB

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Hide or Show "Task View" Button on Taskbar in Taskbar Context Menu
    • Option Two: Hide or Show "Task View" Button on Taskbar using BAT File Download
    • Option Three: Add or Remove "Task View" Button and Context Menu using BAT File Download

    EXAMPLE: Hide or show Task View button on taskbar
    Name:  Task_View_on_taskbar.png
Views: 13581
Size:  5.0 KB






    Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10
    Hide or Show "Task View" Button on Taskbar in Taskbar Context Menu


    Note   Note
    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879 and above.

    1. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, and do step 2 or step 3 below.

     2. To Show "Task View" button on your Taskbar

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on Show Task View button to check it. (see screenshot below)


     3. To Hide "Task View" button on your Taskbar

    A) Click/tap on Show Task View button to uncheck it. (see screenshot below)
    Name:  Show_Task_View_button.jpg
Views: 14023
Size:  47.3 KB






    Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10
    Hide or Show "Task view" Button on Taskbar using a BAT File Download


    Note   Note
    The .bat files below are for the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    ShowTaskViewButton DWORD

    0 = Hide "Task view" button
    1 = Show "Task view" button

    1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

     2. To Show "Task View" Button on your Taskbar

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Show_Task_view_on_Taskbar.bat

    download


     3. To Hide "Task View" Button on your Taskbar

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Hide_Task_view_on_Taskbar.bat

    download

    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run it.

    5. If prompted, click/tap on Run.
    NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.

    6. You will now notice your screen flicker as explorer is restarted.







    Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10
    Add or Remove "Task View" Button and Context Menu using BAT File Download


    Note   Note
    The .bat files below are for the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MultiTaskingView\AllUpView

    Enabled DWORD

    0 = Add "Task view"
    1 = Remove "Task view"

    1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

     2. To Add "Task View" Button and Context Menu on your Taskbar

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Task_view_on_Taskbar.bat

    download


     3. To Remove "Task View" Button and Context Menu on your Taskbar

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Task_view_on_Taskbar.bat

    download

    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run it.

    5. If prompted, click/tap on Run.
    NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.

    6. You will now notice your screen flicker as explorer is restarted.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    12 Dec 2014 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,641
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Tutorial updated to add OPTION THREE.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  2.    12 Dec 2014 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,462
    Windows 10 Professional

    Hey Shawn,
    The DWORD in option three, (under 'Note'), should be 'Enabled' not 'AllUpView'
    Just sayin.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    12 Dec 2014 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,641
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    Oops. Thank you Edwin.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  4.    12 Dec 2014 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,462
    Windows 10 Professional

    No probs!
    I did it manually and it didn't work, so I thought... hey...
    You got one for the search entry too?
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    12 Dec 2014 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,641
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    Not for the context menu yet, but you can use the tutorial below to remove the Search button.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  6.    12 Dec 2014 #6
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,462
    Windows 10 Professional

    K, thanks.
    Great features and all, but, to be honest, I don't use either one of them!
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Tutorial Category
Customization Hide or Show Taskbar on Multiple Displays in Windows 10
How to Hide or Show Taskbar on Multiple Displays in Windows 10 If you have two or more displays connected to your PC, then you will be able to hide or show the taskbar on all displays. The main taskbar is the taskbar with the clock and...
Tutorials
Solved Unpin Search & task view from taskbar
Does anybody know how to unpin the search & task view from the taskbar? They take valuable space in the taskbar while they can easily be triggered with windows key shortcuts.
Customization
Next Windows 10 let you hide Search and Task View buttons
Read more... See also: How to Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10 How to Hide or Show Search Button on Taskbar in Windows 10
Windows 10 News
Remove 'Search' & 'Task View' Icons from WTP Taskbar
Before: 7959 After: 7960 Remove Search Icon from Windows 10 Taskbar: 1. Type regedit in RUN or Start search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor. 2. Now go to following key: ...
Customization
Remove Search and Task View Icons from Taskbar ?
Is there a way to remove those two items ? They cover up icons I pin to the taskbar :huh:
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:29.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums