How To Get Rid of Windows Task Bar

Windows is a highly customizable operating system, but many users barely scratch the surface of what it has to offer. If you prefer a more uncluttered look to your desktop, it is easy to hide the taskbar at the bottom of your screen or remove it completely. Doing this can remove the superfluous information on your screen and help you stay focused on the task at hand.

Easy Method

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Right-click on any open area of the taskbar and click "Properties." Click the "Taskbar" tab.

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Click the check box labeled "Auto-hide the taskbar."

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Click "OK." The taskbar will be hidden from view except for a thin white line. Hover your mouse cursor over this line to view the taskbar.

Advanced Method

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Install and run Stardock ObjectDock (see link in "Resources," below). This program is a powerful replacement for the Windows taskbar, and the basic version is free for noncommercial use.

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Right-click anywhere in the ObjectDock, and click "Dock Settings."

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Click the check box labeled "Hide the Windows Taskbar." Click "OK." Your taskbar will be completely removed and replaced by the ObjectDock.