How to Add “Automatically Hide Taskbar” to Context Menu on Windows 11 or 10?

You can turn the auto-hide taskbar feature in the built-in Settings app in Windows. Though that you might consider adding “Automatically hide taskbar” in the context menu to access this feature more frequently on your Windows 11 or 10 PCs. Once you add “Automatically Hide Taskbar” to the right-click menu, you can use allow or block this from the desktop. No need to dive into the Settings app anymore.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how to add “Automatically hide taskbar” to the context menu in Windows 11 or 10.

How to Include “Automatically Hide Taskbar” to Context Menu in Windows 11 or 10?

Follow these steps to add the “Automatically hide taskbar” option to the context menu in Windows 11 or 10:-

Step 1. Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Browse to the following key in the left sidebar of the Registry Editor window:-

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell

Step 3. Right-click on the Shell key to pick New > Key.

Step 4. Name the new key to HideTaskbar.

Step 5. Right-click on the HideTaskbar folder to pick New > String Value.

Step 6. Name the newly created REG_SZ to Icon.

Step 7. Similarly, create three more String Values under this HideTaskbar key and rename them MUIVerb, Position, and SubCommands.

After done, it will look like the below screenshot:-

Step 8. Next, double-click on the Icon REG_SZ and set its “Value data” to imageres.dll,-80.

Step 9. Hit OK.

Step 10. Double-click on MUIVerb REG_SZ to set its “Value data” to Automatically hide the taskbar.

Step 11. Click on the OK button.

Step 12. Double-click on the Position REG_SZ to set its “Value data” to Bottom or Up.

Step 13. Press OK button.

Step 14. Leave the SubCommands “Value data” blank. You don’t need to set its “Value data.”

Step 15. Now, right-click on the HideTaskbar folder to choose New > Key.

Step 16. Name the new key as a shell.

Step 17. Right-click on the shell key to pick YOUR TEXT > Key. Name this new key 001flyout.

Step 18. Right-click on the 001flyout folder to pick New > String Value.

Step 19. Name this newly created REG_SZ to MUIVerb.

Step 20. Double-click the MUIVerb REG_SZ to set its “Value data” to Enable.

Step 21. Pick the OK button.

Step 22. Right-click on the 001flyout REG_SZ and select New > Key.

Step 23. Name the newly created key as the command.

Step 24. On the right side of the command key, you will find the (Default) string. Double-click on the (Default) REG_SZ and set its “Value data” to the following:-

powershell -command "&{$p='HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3';$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v[8]=3;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop-Process -f -ProcessName explorer}"

Step 25. Choose OK button.

Step 26. Again, right-click the shell key under “HideTaskbar” in the left sidebar to select New > Key.

Step 27. Name this key to 002flyout.

Step 28. Right-click on the 002flyout key to choosing New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 29. Name this new REG_DWORD to CommandFlags.

Step 30. Double-click the CommandFlags REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to 20.

Step 31. Hit OK button.

Step 32. Again, right-click on the 002flyout key to select New > String Value.

Step 33. Name this newly created REG_SZ to MUIVerb.

Step 34. Double-click the MUIVerb REG_SZ to set its “Value data” to Disable.

Step 35. Click on the OK button.

Step 36. Right-click the 002flyout key in the left sidebar to pick the New > Key option.

Step 37. Name this newly created key as the command.

Step 38. On the right sidebar, you will see a (Default) REG_SZ. Double-click on the (Default) REG_SZ and set its “Value data” to the following:-

powershell -command "&{$p= 'HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3' ;$v=(Get-ItemProperty -Path $p).Settings;$v[8]=2;&Set-ItemProperty -Path $p -Name Settings -Value $v;&Stop-Process -f -ProcessName explorer}"

Step 39. Hit OK button.

Step 40. After that, reboot your PC to apply the changes.

After finishing, the above steps, right-click on the free space on the Desktop. Click “Show more options” (in Windows 11). You will see a new context menu Automatically hide the taskbar. Accessing that option, you will find Enable and Disable options that you can use as per your necessities.

Thank you, friends.

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