How do you get the taskbar to stay up?
Right-Click on the taskbar and select Properties. Toggle the 'Auto-Hide the taskbar' checkbox and click Apply. If it is now checked, move the cursor to the bottom, right, left, or top of the screen and the taskbar should re-appear. Repeat step three to return to your original setting.
Fortunately, Windows 10 has a built-in way of resolving this.
- Launch Task manager. Press the [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] keys on your keyboard at the same time - alternatively, right click the Taskbar.
- Run a new Windows task.
- Run Windows PowerShell.
- Run the System File Checker.
- Method 1: Restart the Windows Explorer to Fix the Frozen Taskbar Issue
- Use shortcut keys Ctrl + Shift + Esc to launch the Task Manager.
- Select the Windows Explorer on the list and then click on the button Restart at the right bottom.
- The first method hinges around restarting Windows Explorer. First, open up the Task Manager using CTRL + SHIFT + ESC and head to the Processes tab. Select the app labelled Windows Explorer and click Restart. However, it may well be that there is a simpler solution to your auto-hide woes.
- You can keep the taskbar in one place by locking it, which can prevent accidental moving or resizing. If you unlock it, you can drag the taskbar to resize or move it to the bottom, left or right side, or top of your display(s).
Updated: 3rd December 2019