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How do I make the Start Menu hide itself when I'm not using it?

If you have a small screen, as might be the case with a laptop, saving as much real estate as possible becomes very important. One thing that can help is to set the Taskbar and "Start" menu to hide itself when you're not using it. When you want to use it, you only need to move your mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen and it pops right up into view.

To hide the Taskbar and Start menu, click on "Start", followed by "Settings" then "Taskbar and Start Menu". A menu like the one to the right will appear.

On the Taskbar tab, place a check in the box next to "Auto-hide the taskbar". Click OK to activate the setting. Click on an empty portion of the desktop and the Taskbar should should slide off the bottom of the screen. It will also disappear after selecting any item form the Start menu.

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