Task View on Taskbar - Hide or Show in Windows 10

    Task View on Taskbar - Hide or Show in Windows 10

    How to Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10
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    How to Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10


    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.

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    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
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    Task View on Taskbar - Hide or Show in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Task View on Taskbar - Hide or Show 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)
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    Task View on Taskbar - Hide or Show in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Task View on Taskbar - Hide or Show 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.







    Task View on Taskbar - Hide or Show in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Task View on Taskbar - Hide or Show 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. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2014-12-12 #1

    Tutorial updated to add OPTION THREE.
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  2.    2014-12-12 #2

    Hey Shawn,
    The DWORD in option three, (under 'Note'), should be 'Enabled' not 'AllUpView'
    Just sayin.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2014-12-12 #3

    Oops. Thank you Edwin.
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  4.    2014-12-12 #4

    No probs!
    I did it manually and it didn't work, so I thought... hey...
    You got one for the search entry too?
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2014-12-12 #5

    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
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  6.    2014-12-12 #6

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