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How to Turn On or Off Auto-hide the Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Windows 10

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Tablet mode makes Windows easier and more intuitive to use with touch on devices like 2-in-1s, or when you don't want to use a keyboard and mouse.

The taskbar is the long horizontal bar at the bottom of your desktop.

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, you can now choose to only auto-hide the taskbar in tablet mode. By hiding the taskbar, apps can take full advantage of the screen for an immersive and distraction-free experience.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off auto-hide the taskbar in tablet mode for your account in Windows 10.

Note   Note
When the taskbar is hidden, swiping up from the bottom edge of the screen will make it appear. Doing so again will make it disappear.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode from Taskbar
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in System Settings
  • Option Three: To Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Personalization Settings
  • Option Four: To Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode using a BAT file


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Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar from Taskbar in Tablet Mode from Taskbar

1. While you have tablet mode turned on, right click or press and hold on the taskbar, and click/tap on Automatically hide the taskbar to check (turn on) or uncheck (turn off) it for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in System Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on Tablet mode on the left side, and turn On or Off (default) Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode on the right side. (see screenshot below)

3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Personalization Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

2. Click/tap on Taskbar on the left side, and turn On or Off (default) Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode on the right side. (see screenshot below)

3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Auto-hide Taskbar Only in Tablet Mode using a BAT file

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The .bat files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

TaskbarAutoHideInTabletMode DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Auto-hide Taskbar Only in Tablet Mode

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

Turn_On_Auto-hide_Taskbar_in_Tablet_Mode.bat

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 3. To Turn Off Auto-hide Taskbar Only in Tablet Mode

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.

Turn_Off_Auto-hide_Taskbar_in_Tablet_Mode.bat

download

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5. Unblock the .bat file.

6. Run the .bat file.

7. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly opens and closes as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.




That's it,
Shawn