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How to Hide or Show App Icons on 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.

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


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Hide or Show App Icons on Taskbar in Tablet Mode from Taskbar
  • Option Two: To Hide or Show App Icons on Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Settings
  • Option Three: To Hide or Show App Icons on Taskbar in Tablet Mode using a BAT file


EXAMPLE: Show or Hide App Icons on Taskbar in Tablet Mode
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Taskbar App Icons in Tablet Mode - Hide or Show in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Taskbar App Icons in Tablet Mode - Hide or Show in Windows 10
To Hide or Show App Icons on 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 Show app icons to check (show) or uncheck (hide) it for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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Taskbar App Icons in Tablet Mode - Hide or Show in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Taskbar App Icons in Tablet Mode - Hide or Show in Windows 10
To Hide or Show App Icons on Taskbar in Tablet Mode in Settings

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

2. Click/tap on Tablet mode on the left side, and turn On (default) or Off Hide app icons on 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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Taskbar App Icons in Tablet Mode - Hide or Show in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Taskbar App Icons in Tablet Mode - Hide or Show in Windows 10
To Hide or Show App Icons on 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

TaskbarAppsVisibleInTabletMode DWORD

0 = On
1 = Off


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


 2. To Show App Icons on Taskbar in Tablet Mode

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

Show_app_icons_on_taskbar_in_Tablet_Mode.bat

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 3. To Hide App Icons on Taskbar 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.

Hide_app_icons_on_taskbar_in_Tablet_Mode.bat

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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