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Auto Hide the Taskbar

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On smaller computer monitors, the Taskbar can take up important screen space. While you can hide it, this makes it difficult to access the Start menu when you need it.

This How-To Article shows you how to display the Taskbar only when you need it displayed.

Auto Hide the Taskbar

1. Right-click the Taskbar and select "Properties".

2. Check the "Auto hide" check box.

3. Click Apply.

4. Click OK.

5. Now, when the Taskbar is not needed (when the mouse pointer is away from the Taskbar), it will be hidden. To make the Taskbar appear, simply move the mouse to the far bottom of the screen until it displays. You can then use the Taskbar as usual. Once you move the mouse off the Taskbar, it will again be hidden.

Tip: To disable auto-hide, just uncheck the "Auto hide" check box.

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