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How to Remove Toolbars on the Taskbar in Windows 10


Windows includes a special application desktop toolbar called the taskbar that shows on the bottom of a display screen by default. The taskbar allows you to find, see, open, and switch between your apps. You can also see the date and time, system icons, and items running in the background on the notification area. You can make the taskbar look how you want, manage your calendar, pin your favorite apps to it, change the size, change location on screen, and specify how taskbar buttons group together when you have more than one window open.

You can also add toolbars to the taskbar. The default toolbars include Address, Links, Desktop, and any new toolbars (custom) added by the user or an application.

If you have more than one extended display connected to your PC, then toolbars will only show on the taskbar on your main display by default.

This tutorial will show you how to remove toolbars from the taskbar for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Remove Toolbar from Taskbar using Taskbar Context Menu
  • Option Two: To Remove Toolbar from Taskbar using Toolbar's Separator Context Menu
  • Option Three: To Reset and Clear all Toolbars from Taskbar using a BAT file





Remove Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Remove Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows 10
To Remove Toolbar from Taskbar using Taskbar Context Menu

1. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Toolbars, and click/tap on the checked toolbar (ex: Desktop) you want to remove. (see screenshot below)

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Remove Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Remove Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows 10
To Remove Toolbar from Taskbar using Toolbar's Separator Context Menu

1. If you haven't already, unlock the taskbar.

2. Right click or press and hold on the separator on the taskbar just to the left of the toolbar (ex: Desktop) you want to remove, and click/tap on Close toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on OK to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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Remove Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Remove Toolbars on Taskbar in Windows 10
To Reset and Clear all Toolbars from Taskbar using a BAT file


That's it,
Shawn