Cleaning up the Taskbar on Windows 10

category: [ Uncategorized ] tags: [ Tips ] [ Windows 10 ]
created: 26 Mar 2015 @ 19:59 modified: 24 Apr 2017 @ 13:57


The number 1 thing voted for under Taskbar currently is to hide the new Search bar and task view buttons

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To show that Microsoft is listening below is how you can hide these.

Hide Task View button

To hide the Task View button simple right click on the Taskbar and then un tick Show Task View button.

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Hide Search Box

Hiding the search box is not much different. Right click on the taskbar and then go to search, in this case you are presented with multiple options.

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You can disable (hide) the search box

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Show just a icon (like earlier builds of windows 10

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or have the search box show

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My Preference

I prefer to hide everything. The reason for this is I have a lot of things open at once to the point where I on my main screen have a double taskbar and have the setting for showing items in the taskbar set to only show where the apps are open so like the space

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Plus I know Cortana is there with a simple win + S key press

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Enjoy!

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