SOVLED! Windows 10 Taskbar Overlapping Fullscreen

In most of the cases, Windows 10 taskbar overlapping fullscreen is the result of poorly configured taskbar settings. The best solution for that issue is to tweak the taskbar settings. If the issue persists, you should consider restarting Windows Explorer, modifying visual effects, checking out screen resolution, updating display driver, creating a new user account, … Continue reading to put an end to the issue. 

Overlapping Taskbar On Windows 10: Possibilities

To enjoy games, movies and so on to the fullest, the full-screen mode is a must and you don’t want parts of your screen to be obscured. A couple of Windows 10 users have complained about Windows 10 taskbar overlapping fullscreen and here is a list of the possible causes.

  • Taskbar settings.
  • Windows Explorer.
  • Visual effects.
  • Screen resolution.
  • Display driver. 
  • Corrupted user account

Ways To Retun The Taskbar To Normal 

Tweak Taskbar Settings 

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, click Personalization and pick Taskbar.
  • Step 2: Toggle off the switch under Lock the taskbar and toggle on the switch under Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode.
  • Step 3: Close Settings, restart your computer and see how things turn out. 

Restart Explorer

  • Step 1: Right-click the Taskbar then pick Task Manager.
  • Step 2: Locate Windows Explorer in Processes tab, right-click it and pick Restart. 
  • Step 3: Determine whether the issue persists. 

Note: If Windows Explorer close and won’t launch on its own, run it manually. To do so, click File in Task Manager then pick Run new task. Next, type explorer.exe, check the Create this task with administrative privileges checkbox and hit OK. 

Modify Visual Effects

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select System and choose About.
  • Step 2: Click Advanced System Settings, go to Advanced tab and pick 
  • Step 3: Hit Settings under Performance then tick the circle next to Adjust for best performance in Visual Effects tab.
  • Step 4: Select Apply, choose OK and restart your computer.

Update Driver

  • Step 1: Press Windows key, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open Device Manager. 
  • Step 2: Expand Display adapters, right-click your graphics card and pick Update driver. 
  • Step 3: Hit Search automatically for updated driver software then restart your computer after the update finishes.

Check Out Screen Resolution

  • Step 1: Right-click an empty space on your desktop then pick Display settings.
  • Step 2: Under Scale and layout, set Change the size of text, apps and other items as 100% and Display resolution as 1366 x 768. 
  • Step 3: Witness the result. 

Create A New User Account

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Accounts then choose Family & other users.
  • Step 2: Hit Add someone else to this PC under Other users. 
  • Step 3: Click I don’t have this person’s sign-in information and pick Add a user without a Microsoft account. 
  • Step 4: Enter your preferred username and password then hit Next.
  • Step 5: Sign in using the new account. 

Questions And Answers

How come my taskbar only overlaps when I use a browser?

If the taskbar is behaving well in all Windows except when you open your browser, the browser is the one responsible. Reset your browser using these steps:

  • Step 1: Click the Start menu then pick Settings.
  • Step 2: Go to Apps then navigate to Apps & features.
  • Step 3: From the list of applications, select your browser then pick Advanced options.
  • Step 4: Find then hit Reset and once done, relaunch your browser.

If the Advanced options do not appear, you will have to uninstall and then reinstall the application.

Is it possible to make the Windows 10 taskbar more productive?

Windows 10 packs a customizable taskbar which means you can enhance your productivity by changing its elements. If you are not a fan of Cortana, create more space by shrinking it. Right-click the taskbar, move the cursor to Cortana then hit Show Cortana. Pin your regularly accessed websites and applications for quick access. If you have many open Windows and you want to quickly access the desktop, hit the bottom right of the taskbar.

What must be done to resize the taskbar?

You may increase and decrease the size of the taskbar at will. Right-click the taskbar then if the Lock taskbar option is check marked, pick it once to uncheck. Afterward, move your cursor to the top of the taskbar then drag it to your preferred size.

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