However, it is still software after all, and it too can have the occasional mishap.
For example, a well-known issue is that the Windows 10 Taskbar remains visible, even when running a program in fullscreen mode, such as a video or a game.
While this does not break system functionality at all, it can nonetheless ruin the immersiveness of the video or game, making it unpleasant.
How do I get rid off the Taskbar in fullscreen mode?
1. Restart Explorer.exe
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc
- This will open the Task Manager
- Go to the Processes tab
- Locate Windows Explorer, and press Restart
2. Override high DPI scaling behavior in Chrome
If this issue only appears when viewing videos using Google Chrome, then you should follow these steps:
- Right-click on Google Chrome in your Taskbar or Start Menu
- Select Properties
- Go to the Compatibility tab
- Go to the Settings tab
- Check the box next to Override high DPI scaling behavior
- Click Apply
- Restart Chrome
3. Turn off visual effects
- Press Windows + R
- Type in control.exe
- This will open the Control Panel
- Go to System and Security
- Select the System subheading
- Go to Advanced system settings
- In the new window, go to the Advanced tab
- Click on Settings, under Performance
- Select the option labeled Adjust for performance
By following these steps, you should no longer see the Windows taskbar when running programs in fullscreen mode.
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