How to Restore Taskbar Disappeared in Chrome

Are you using the most reliable browser out there?

Yes, I am talking about Chrome. Don’t you think it’s reliable?

You might not if it is giving you continuous troubles. One such buggy nature Chrome show is hiding your Taskbar. The problem appears in Windows computers, and it isn’t apparent to know why it happened.

Therefore, I have bought you all the possible solutions to this problem in one place.

So, without any further ado, let’s get started.

Easy Fixes for Chrome Taskbar Disappearance Issue

When I first encountered this problem, I started looking for the answers and stumbled upon some forums. Many people had discussed the same issue earlier, so I thought it must be common. However, the solutions didn’t work for me.

Still, for the sake of knowledge, I am mentioning all the solutions here. One of them might work for you. Later, I will discuss the solution that worked for me.

1. Right-click on “Taskbar,” go to “Taskbar Settings,” and deselect Auto-hide.

2. Try resetting Chrome. Go to Chrome’s “Settings,” then “Advanced Settings,” and select “Reset Setting.”

3. Make sure you are not opening Chrome App, especially if you are using Windows 8. Open Chrome in desktop mode.

4. Try “Rebooting” your computer.

5. Press “F11” to bring your screen out of full-screen mode.

6. Lock the Taskbar. Right-click on the Taskbar and select “Lock the taskbar.”

All the methods mentioned above do work. However, it depends if they are the root of the problem. For example, Windows allows users to set the Taskbar to Auto-hide while using any application. That will duck the Taskbar when you open any app and is not specific to Chrome. You can get rid of it by quickly locking the Taskbar as described above.

In contrast, the problem we are addressing here is specific to Chrome, verified by many users. Here are a few more working solutions that helped me bring back my computer system to sanity.

Taskbar Disappearance Problem in Google Chrome

There can be one too many solutions to fix the problem permanently. Some internet users might suggest reinstalling the OS, while others may agree on using a restore point.

I can guarantee you using such methods will give positive output. However, it is a tedious task. Here are two easy ways to save your efforts and solve the Taskbar disappearance issue.

1. Restart Windows Explorer Service

It is like soft rebooting your system. However, instead of rebooting the whole operating system, you restart the internal services.

I must warn you that this method will cause all open functions to close down. Therefore, save all your data and close ongoing work before moving forward.

Once done, follow the steps to restart Windows Explorer quickly.

1. Open the Task Manager by clicking “Ctrl+Shift+Esc.”

2. Then, look for “Windows Explorer” in the “Process” tab.

3. Select it and click on the “Restart” option available at the bottom-right corner.

restart windows explorer

4. It will restart Windows Explorer and might solve your problem.

Alternatively, you can right-click on Windows Explorer and select End Task. Both approaches will bring the same result.

If you choose to end the task, you have to run the program manually.

1. Click on the “File” menu in the Task manager

run new task

2. Then, click on “Run new task” and enter “Explorer” in it.

Run explorer to avoid taskbar disappearing in chrome

3. It should restart the Windows explorer and solve the problem.

If the above method didn’t work for you, you could try the next one.

2. Run Chrome in Compatibility Mode

Compatibility mode in Windows allows users to run a program in previous versions of the OS. It can be helpful if a particular app is behaving buggy after an update.

Follow the below steps to run any program in compatible mode.

1. Right-click on the shortcut icon of “Chrome” and select “Properties.”

open chrome shrortcut properties

2. Then, go to the “Compatibility” tab.

compatibility tab in properties

3. Here, tick the box saying “run this program in compatibilty mode.”

select compatibility option to solve taskbar disappearing in chrome

4. Select the Windows version you like. I suggest trying each one and checking which one works best for your device.

5. Now, click “Apply,” and then “Ok” to close the window.

That’s it. It should resolve the taskbar hiding issue in Chrome for you.

If you are still stuck with the same problem, reinstall Chrome and see if it works.

There might be some other reason as well that is causing the taskbar trouble. The best way to overcome such issues is to check if there is any update available. Developers often target such bugs and solve them in updates.

If nothing works, I suggest reinstalling the OS ad starting fresh. That would surely take some time and effort, but it will surely solve the problem.

Bottom Line

Chrome is the most reliable browser out there. However, it can also give you a hard time bringing up tricky bugs. We discussed a few methods that will stop the taskbar disappearance while using Chrome.

I hope this article helped you find what you were looking for. Feel free to comment down any query related to the issue. I will be more than happy to help you.

2 thoughts on “How to Restore Taskbar Disappeared in Chrome”

  1. If you have an Nvidia GPU and geforce experience, go to GeForce Experience settings and disable the performance layer ..
    Its fix the problem for me.

    If performance is on, (to show fps in game) mouse over task bar doesnt work on chrome. turn it off, and its ok.


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