My problem is the opposite of this question. The task bar is auto hiding on my primary monitor just fine but it doesn't hide on my secondary monitors. Restarting didn't solve the problem. What is even weirder is I turned the auto-hide feature off and then back on the task bar on my left monitor stays up but it gets covered by a maximized window, the middle (primary) monitor auto hides as expected, and the right monitor task bar stays up and on top of a maximized window.

I'm currently running Windows 10 Pro, Version 1511, Build 10586.104


Although I cannot replicate this issue, someone with an identical problem shared their work around:

I have found that if I do not have the search icon on the taskbar then it will not auto-hide on the second monitor. Right click taskbar and Search>Show search icon and then both taskbars will hide normally.

"Search" doesn't appear when I right click on the Taskbar, I must right click on the System Tray to get this option.

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    Well that is really annoying. When I showed the Cortana search box like you said and/or the Cortana icon the auto-hide feature worked. That irks me because I have no interest in the Cortana feature, and would much rather have it hidden. I've given you an up-vote and if no one else finds a better work around in the next few days I'll mark it accepted. – Erik Feb 12 '16 at 17:21
  • What build are you on? I'm on 10586.71 and can't replicate the issue – root Feb 12 '16 at 19:48
  • Windows 10 Pro, Version 1511, Build 10586.104 – Erik Feb 12 '16 at 19:56

Not exactly what you're looking for, but if you turn off "Show taskbar on all displays", you get around this issue, too (I don't need or want the taskbar everywhere).

Taskbar and Start Menu Properties

  • @phuclv - funny, I took that screenshot in Windows 10 🤷🏻‍♂️ – warren Sep 10 '18 at 14:14
  • probably because you took it too long ago. Nowadays right clicking on the taskbar > properties won't give you that dialog anymore and will show you the settings app instead – phuclv Sep 10 '18 at 14:43
  • @phuclv - dunno. But it was taken on a Win10 box :) – warren Sep 10 '18 at 16:23

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