Windows 10: taskbar wont go away when playing games

Discus and support taskbar wont go away when playing games in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I know why. It is because i moved my primary taskbar to my 2nd monitor but I really want my primary taskbar on my 2nd monitor since my temps and usage... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/WeeabooAlfie, May 28, 2020.

  1. taskbar wont go away when playing games


    I know why. It is because i moved my primary taskbar to my 2nd monitor but I really want my primary taskbar on my 2nd monitor since my temps and usage are taskbar icons.

    Is there a way to fix this? Or is there another method to display taskbar icons on the 2nd monitor other than dragging your main taskbar to your 2nd monitor?

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    /u/WeeabooAlfie, May 28, 2020
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Taskbar automatically pops up while playing games

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you get the Taskbar while playing games in Full screen mode. Ideally, some games allow you to hide the Taskbar while playing games and some will show the Taskbar by default. We would like to know, if this issue occurs with all the
    games or only with one particular game.



    If you are facing this issue with one particular game, then there must be some in game setting that you might have to change. If you are facing this issue with all the games, then you can try one workaround and see if that helps.



    The workaround is to close Windows Explorer process while you are playing game. This will allow you to play the game uninterruptedly. However, when you End the Windows Explorer process, all the windows that are running in the background will be closed,
    which allow you to play the game without any interruption of the Taskbar. When you want all the windows back, you can restart the Windows Explorer process.



    Please follow the steps mentioned below to do the same:



    1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc key while playing game, this will open
      Task Manager.
    2. Look for Windows Explorer process, right click on it and select
      End Task.
    3. When you want the windows back, open Task Manager by following
      Step 1, and click on File.
    4. Click on Run new task, type
      explorer.exe
      and click on OK. Windows Explorer will be restarted and you will have all the windows back again.


    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, May 28, 2020
    #2
  3. Taskbar above windowed games - Windows 10

    Hello,

    I realize your concern, please an answer few query to assist you further.

    1. Is this issue specific to a particular game or for all games?

    For your information, usually the taskbar appears when you move the cursor. If it is appearing continuously, then it might be conflict with the software. Restarting the Computer might fix the issue.

    I suggest you to double mouse click on the game window when the Taskbar appears and check if it works.

    Also, suggest you to select the Lock the taskbar option from the taskbar from the below steps:

    1. Right click on taskbar.
    2. From the list of option, click on Lock the taskbar option.
    3. Restart the computer.

    Do let us know the update.

    Thank you.
     
    Pratiksha Devadiga, May 28, 2020
    #3
  4. taskbar wont go away when playing games

    Taskbar pops up while playing a game in fullscreen mode

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that the Taskbar pops up when the mouse hovers at the bottom of the screen, while the game is running in Full screen mode. Ideally, some games allow you to hide the Taskbar while playing games and some will show the Taskbar by default.
    We would like to know, if this issue occurs with all the games or only with one particular game.



    If you are facing this issue with one particular game, then there must be some in game setting that you might have to change. If you are facing this issue with all the games, then you can try one workaround and see if that helps.



    The workaround is to close Windows Explorer process while you are playing game. This will allow you to play the game uninterruptedly. However, when you End the Windows Explorer process, all the windows that are running in the background will be closed,
    which allow you to play the game without any interruption of the Taskbar. When you want all the windows back, you can restart the Windows Explorer process.



    Please follow the steps mentioned below to do the same:



    1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc key while playing game, this will open
      Task Manager.
    2. Look for Windows Explorer process, right click on it and select
      End Task.
    3. When you want the windows back, open Task Manager by following
      Step 1, and click on File.
    4. Click on Run new task, type
      explorer.exe
      and click on OK. Windows Explorer will be restarted and you will have all the windows back again.


    Meanwhile, I would also encourage you to provide a feedback using the
    feedback hub
    on Windows 10, so that our engineering team can look into this.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, May 28, 2020
    #4
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