How To Automatically Hide Taskbar In Portrait Mode

If you’re using a device with a smaller screen, switching to portrait mode can be a great way to maximize screen real estate. However, the taskbar can take up valuable space on the screen. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to automatically hide the taskbar in portrait mode.

Step 1: Right-click on the Taskbar

Right-click on the Taskbar and select “Taskbar settings” from the menu. This will open the “Taskbar” settings window.

Step 2: Enable Automatically Hide the Taskbar

In the “Taskbar” settings window, toggle on the “Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode” option. This will allow the taskbar to automatically hide when you switch to portrait mode.

Step 3: Switch to Portrait Mode

Once you’ve enabled the “Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode” option, switch to portrait mode. This can usually be done by rotating your device or selecting portrait mode from your device’s display settings.

Step 4: Enjoy More Screen Real Estate

With the taskbar automatically hidden in portrait mode, you can now enjoy more screen real estate on your device. The taskbar will reappear when you move your mouse to the bottom of the screen, allowing you to easily access your apps and settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if the Taskbar Doesn’t Automatically Hide?

    If the taskbar doesn’t automatically hide when you switch to portrait mode, make sure that the “Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode” option is toggled on in the “Taskbar” settings window.

  • Can I Customize How Long the Taskbar Stays Hidden?

    Yes, you can customize how long the taskbar stays hidden by adjusting the “Automatically hide the taskbar” option in the “Taskbar” settings window.

  • Will This Work on All Devices?

    This should work on most devices running Windows 10, but some older devices may not support portrait mode or the ability to automatically hide the taskbar.

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