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Completely disable Windows 11 taskbar?

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Mike Teruel
7 discussion posts
Anyone know of a way to completely disable the Windows 11 taskbar? I've enabled the option to show a DF taskbar on both of my monitors. Right now I have the Windows 11 taskbar set to auto-hide, but it pops up whenever I mouse over the DF taskbar.
8 days ago  • #1
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Mike,

Unfortunately there isn't a way to completely disable the Windows taskbar. I couldn't seem to reproduce this on my end though. You have the Window taskbar and DisplayFusion taskbar set to autohide, but hovering over the DisplayFusion taskbar also brings up the Windows taskbar?

Thanks!
7 days ago  • #2
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Mike Teruel
7 discussion posts
Yes, hovering over the DF taskbar also activates the auto-hidden Windows 11 taskbar.
I did find a way to effectively disable the Windows 11 taskbar using NirCmd so now I have only the DF taskbars.
7 days ago (modified 7 days ago)  • #3
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nan0
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I use nircmd (https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) to make the taskbar transparent. I have two functions per taskbar, transparent and opaque:

Code

Opaque: win trans class Shell_TrayWnd 255
Transparent: win trans class Shell_TrayWnd 256

Replace
Shell_TrayWnd
with
Shell_SecondaryTrayWnd
for taskbar on second monitor. I run these functions with triggers to make them transparent on DF start and opaque on DF end. I also trigger them whenever an explorer.exe process starts because in some cases Windows would just reset the transparency. Make sure to keep the Windows taskbar on auto-hide; otherwise it's still on the bottom, albeit transparent. I also have DFs taskbar on the top of the screen.
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5 days ago (modified 5 days ago)  • #4
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Mike Teruel
7 discussion posts
Ah yes I discovered nircmd the other day and now have it permanently hide the Windows 11 taskbar whenever I log in. I'm using the DF taskbar exclusively now on both of my monitors.

I have a folder in the root of my drive now called "nircmd". Inside that is nircmd.exe and a batch file with:

"C:\nircmd\nircmd.exe" win trans class Shell_TrayWnd 256

I've created a task in Task Scheduler to automatically run the batch file whenever I log in to Windows.
5 days ago (modified 5 days ago)  • #5
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