How to Turn On or Off Taskbar for Tablets in Windows 11

The recent Windows 11 Update has introduced a new feature that allows users to enable or disable Taskbar for tablets. This feature is particularly useful for those who have a convertible system with a detachable keyboard or one that folds 360 degrees. In Windows 11, users can choose between Collapsed and Expanded modes. The former hides all icons except for the most important apps, while the latter increases the size of icons for better touch interaction. To access this feature, users need the latest version of Windows 11 (build 22621.1344 or later). They can enable or disable Taskbar for Tablets using Windows Settings or Registry Editor. To enable it using Settings, users need to go to Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar behaviors and check the box next to Optimize taskbar for touch interactions when this device is used as a tablet. To enable it using Registry Editor, users need to go to ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced and create a new DWORD (32-bit) value called ExpandableTaskbar with a Value data of 1. To disable it, they can change the Value data to 0. Users can also hide the taskbar when not in use by ticking the box next to Automatically hide the taskbar in Taskbar behavior settings.

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