Reasons for removing Taskbar from Windows® 7
What are the reasons for removing Taskbar from Windows 7?
The taskbar is a long horizontal bar located at the bottom of the computer screen. The taskbar holds icons of the windows that are open on the system, Start menu button, Notification area etc. Taskbar on Windows 7 consists of a Quick Launch toolbar too. The Start menu contains all the programs installed on the system with a complete set of tools available. The notification area consists of icons, date and clock option. The taskbar option is helpful, even if the desktop overlaps with the windows of various applications. Windows 7 offers an advanced taskbar with the introduction of the pinning of programs option, Jump Lists, live previews of the windows and Quick Launch toolbar.
Discussed below are some points related with the removal of Windows 7 taskbar:
- Need to remove the taskbar in Windows 7
- Steps to remove the taskbar
- Steps to auto hide the taskbar option
Need to remove the taskbar in Windows 7
Windows 7 taskbar option provides various functions along with the function to remove or auto-hide the taskbar. You may sometimes find it difficult to see the taskbar option at the bottom of the screen while using any applications. So choose the option to auto-hide or disable the option. The screen also becomes bigger after the removal of the taskbar.
Steps to remove the taskbar
Click on the Start menu on the taskbar and select the 'Search' option. Type 'gpedit.msc' in the text area and search for the option. Then a local group policy editor window will appear. Now click on the user configuration and then select the administrative templates. There, the option for the Start menu and taskbar can be found. The options are found on the left pane of the window.
You can also auto-hide the taskbar to make the option available to you only if the need arises. The simple mouse over at the bottom portion can make the option appear on the screen. For hiding the taskbar option, you should right-click on the taskbar and select the 'Properties' option. Now from the taskbar tab, select the 'Auto-hide taskbar' option. Click 'ok' and exit the window.
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