You may see an error code indicating that Windows 7 will hide the Windows taskbar. There are several steps you can take to fix this problem. This will be explained shortly.
- Click the “Start” button and find “Taskbar” in the search box.
- In the results, click Auto-hide taskbar.
- When the taskbar menu appears, select the Automatically hide taskbar check box.
Auto-hiding the taskbar is a great way to increase your desktop space. But sometimes he can flatly refuse to hide when he should. Here are some tips that can help you hide this taskbar again.
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NOTE. This article uses Windows 10 as an example, but these methods should work for Windows 8, 7, or even Vista as well. We will point out where things are markedly different.
- The taskbar may hide at the bottom of the screen after being accidentally resized.
- If the presentation display was changed, the taskbar may have moved from the visible screen (for Windows 7 and Vista only).
- The taskbar can be configured to Auto Hide.
- The explorer.exe process may be stopped.
Method 1 – Show The Taskbar
If the taskbar is hidden, it should automatically appear when you move your mouse all the way down. However, if something went wrong and stopped working, you can turn off the machine Physical hiding.
To do this, you usually need to right-click on the taskbar. However, since this is not the case, we have to click on the taskbar and go to the control panel.
The Taskbar Properties dialog box appears, and you need to clear the Automatically hide taskbar check box.
Just in case, you should also check that the taskbar is at the bottom of the screen. If it automatically disappears and appears on the left or right side of the screen, you may not have noticed.
Method 2 – Change The Display
If you regularly connect your computer to external monitors or docking stations, your problem may be related. On Windows, you can simply press Windows Key P or go to Control Panel, click Display, then click Adjust Resolution or change display settings.
Windows 7 will display a pop-up dialog box with a number of options such asLike Computer Only, Duplicate, Development, and so on. You want to make sure the Computer Only checkbox is checked.
In Windows 8 and Windows 10, the sidebar has almost the same options as the right side of the screen.
In Windows 10, you just need to select your PC screen from the list. Hopefully if the problem with the taskbar is related to displaying the presentation, this needs to be fixed.
Method 3. Restart Explorer.exe
This is probably the only method that will solve the problem for most people. Explorer.exe is the process that manages the desktop and taskbar. You may also find that sometimes, in addition to missing the taskbar, your desktop icons are also missing!
Since both are running explorer.exe, they both disappear at the same time. To fix this problem, you need to open the Task Manager in Windows.
My previous article “8 Tips for Using the Task Manager” showed you how to open Task Manager in Windows in different ways. With it open, click File, then click Runcreate a new task “or” Run “.
Type explorer.exe in the field and press Enter. This will restart the explorer process and hopefully get your taskbar back. If a new Windows Explorer window appears instead, it means that the explorer.exe process was already working correctly.
If none of these options work for you, there are more rare problems that can cause the taskbar to disappear. Hopefully one of them will work if nothing else happens.
This issue sometimes occurs when resuming from standby. This may be due to hardware driver incompatibility with Windows 7. It is best to update as many drivers for your computer as possible, especially video drivers.
Although I do not recommend updating the BIOS normally, it may help resolve the issue. If none of this works, you may be dealing with viruses or malware. I recommend that you immediately run your antivirus or program forshields against malware.
You can also try running the Windows System File Checker tool if your system files have been corrupted, damaged, or deleted. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to comment. Enjoy!