How to Automatically Hide the Taskbar in Windows 10

How to Automatically hide the Taskbar in Windows 10.

The taskbar is a classic Windows user interface element. First introduced in Windows 95, it exists in all versions of Windows released after it. The taskbar shows all running applications and open windows as buttons, so you can quickly switch between them. You can enable the auto-hide feature for the taskbar in order to get extra screen space for open windows. Continue reading "How to Automatically Hide the Taskbar in Windows 10"

Hide Search, Cortana, and Task View from Taskbar in Windows 10

How to Hide Search, Cortana, and Task View Buttons from Taskbar in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with an updated taskbar experience that includes a search box, a Cortana icon, and a Task View button enabled on the taskbar. They look like any other regular pinned app, but have no context menu. It is possible to hide or show them. By hiding these controls, you will extra space for running app buttons.
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Switch App Windows Directly in Windows 10 Taskbar Without Clicking on Thumbnails

How To Switch App Windows Directly in Windows 10 Taskbar Without Clicking on Thumbnails

In Windows 10, the taskbar button grouping feature is turned on by default. In this mode, clicking on a group button makes it show a list of window thumbnails. You can make  the taskbar switch to the last active program window in the group with a single click.
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Make Taskbar Icons Bigger in Windows 10

In Windows 10, Microsoft reduced the size of application icons on the taskbar to 24 x 24. Many users want the have larger icons with size of 32 x 32, similarly to what they were in Windows 7 and 8. Here is a bit of good news - it is can be done with a small freeware tool. Continue reading "Make Taskbar Icons Bigger in Windows 10"

Enable Balloon Notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 replaces the classic balloon notifications with a new  notification toasts. If you like balloon notifications and are not happy with toasts, you can restore balloon notifications back in Windows 10.

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