Taskbar Showing in Fullscreen while playing Videos on YouTube on full-screen mode. When you click on the YouTube’s full-screen icon, the video takes up the whole screen. The taskbar should not be there at all.


What is Windows 10 Taskbar Not Hiding Error?

Google chrome is a free web browser. It was developed by Google and first released in 2008. It has fundamental designing, thus making it easy to use. It is known for its simplicity and basic design. It is also known as the fastest and most widely used web browser. According to the Stat counter of June 2016, Google chrome had 62% worldwide desktop usage share while Firefox had 16%, and Internet Explorer had 12%.

It is expected to grow more in the future. Chrome allows the user to synchronize their bookmarks, history, and settings across all devices. Google periodically retrieves updates of two blacklists and also warns users when they attempt to visit a site flagged as potentially harmful. It provides a service that can be availed to others via a free public API called “Google Safe Browsing API.”

No matter how popular software might be, it also experiences some technicalities. One of them that Taskbar shows while playing a YouTube video in full-screen mode. Initially, when you go for the full screen on your browser, the video takes up the whole screen. The taskbar is not supposed to be there at all.

Taskbar Showing in Fullscreen in Chrome YouTube

How to Fix Taskbar Showing In Fullscreen in Google Chrome

Following are the methods which can be used to fix taskbar showing in Full Screen:

Solution 1 ⇒ Restarting Explorer.exe

File explorer, also known as Windows Explorer, is a GUI and file manager application used to navigate and manage the drives, folders, and files on your computer. It is found in every version of Microsoft Windows since Windows 95. It is the primary medium of navigating in any Windows machine, and without it, your whole computing experience might change.

Many users have reported that restarting File Explorer helps in fixing the Taskbar Won’t Hide issue. It may be related to a bug after which the restart, and it gets fixed.

Follow the steps given below:-

Step 1 ⇒ Press Windows + R to bring up a run. Then type “takmgr” in the dialogue box.

Step 2 ⇒ Select the “Processes” tab given on the top.

Step 3 ⇒ Now locate the task of Windows Explorer in the list of processes. Click on it and select ‘Restart’ present at the bottom left side.

These steps will help you to restart the explorer, and after following the steps mentioned above, check if the Taskbar Showing in Fullscreen issue has resolved.

Solution 2 ⇒ Turning Visual Effects Off

It is not a new thing that windows visual effects can conflict with any application and force it to act in bizarre ways. We saw how the full-screen option on YouTube was still showing your Windows Taskbar.

We can try disabling the computer’s visual effects and check if the problem gets fixed. If it doesn’t work, you can always turn them back on.

Follow the steps mentioned below to do so:-

Step 1 ⇒ Press Windows+R to launch Run. Type control panel in the search field to launch the computer’s Control Panel.

Step 1 ⇒ In the control panel, click on the option of ‘System and security.’ This will be your first entry in the control panel.

Step 2 ⇒ In the menu, select the subheading of System.

Step 3 ⇒ Go for advanced system settings. A new window will pop up. Then navigate to the Advanced tab.

Step 4 ⇒ In the Advanced tab, click on “Settings” present in the category of Performance.

Step 5 ⇒ Click the option “Adjust for performance.”

Step 6 ⇒ Save changes and exit.

Step 7 ⇒ This will help to disable all your graphic details, including the Aero theme from your PC.

Step 8 ⇒ Now, reopen the chrome and check if the Taskbar Showing in Fullscreen issue still exists.

Solution 3 ⇒ Overriding High DPI Scaling Behavior

We can try the High DPI scaling behaviour in chrome. It results in a quick fix to the problem, as stated by users. Follow the steps to do so:-

Step 1 ⇒ Right-click on chrome on your taskbar, and then right-click it again. Select Properties from the list of option.

Step 2 ⇒ In the properties, go to the compatibility tab present on the top of the screen.

Step 3 ⇒ In the settings tab, check the line, which says, “Override high DPI scaling behaviour.”

Step 4 ⇒ Click on Apply to save changes.

After following these steps, restart your chrome and check if the Taskbar Not Hiding issue is resolved.



In many cases, each of the solutions listed requires to reboot your PC. If there is no effect and the Taskbar Showing in Fullscreen problem continues, then restart your PC and try to run Google Chrome as an Administrator.