Oct 05 2021 02:03 PM
Oct 05 2021 02:03 PM
I just upgraded from win10 Pro this morning, also installing all updates.
I'm running 3 monitors on an HP Omen - 1=laptop, 2=left, 3=right.
I have taskbar on for all monitors in settings.
If I disable taskbar autohide, then the taskbars show properly on all monitors.
If I enable taskbar autohide, then the "autohidden" taskbars on 2 or 3 do not pop up.
I've read of other taskbar issues - such as blank taskbars, but this is not that.
I had no such issue while running Windows 10 this morning prior to the upgrade to Windows 11.
HP Omen 17t-an100 CTO
Windows 11 Pro, ver. 21H2, Build 22000.194
Drive C: Toshiba KXG50ZNV256G (256G - 136G free)
Drive D: Toshiba MQ04ABD200 (2TB - 1.8TB free)
Microprocessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz
Display adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Monitor 1: HP 17.3" diagonal 4K IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit (3840 x 2160 max)
Monitor 2: HP Z23i IPS Display (Connected via Kensington USB3.0 DisplayLink Video Dock)
Monitor 3: HP Z23i IPS Display (Connected via Kensington USB3.0 DisplayLink Video Dock)
All 3 monitors are set to 1920x1080 resolution.
Oct 15 2021 06:13 PM
Oct 19 2021 06:35 PM
@Teligence1970 - SAME!
I'm experiencing the same exact issue with the Windows 11 Taskbar not auto-hiding. After unpinning some apps from the taskbar, it seems to work intermittently, but still buggy (my 2nd monitor usually unhides on hover as it should now, but my 3rd display doesn't most of the time). Please let me know what you find out.... Thanks!
Oct 20 2021 05:20 PM
Oct 31 2021 08:15 AM
@Teligence1970I just upgraded to Windows 11 last night and I'm having the same issue with my second monitor's taskbar. It won't re-appear after moving the mouse down to the bottom of the screen. What has worked as a "fix" is what the other commenter said, I unpinned the one icon I had pinned to the taskbar and now it properly reappears on my second screen. I was even able to re-pin the icon and it still works properly. We'll see if that continues to work after a reset though...
Oct 31 2021 08:19 AM
Oct 31 2021 12:45 PM - edited Oct 31 2021 12:45 PM
To clarify my experience, the taskbar autohides just fine (albeit buggy/unresponsive at times), but rather doesn't auto-unhide as it should on my secondary or third displays. Approximately 10% of the time, it works, then randomly stops unhiding on demand. Right-clicking the taskbar seems to wake it up, so to speak, but right-clicking the taskbar is reserved for accessing the taskbar settings. Obviously, MS is aware of the issue, but it should be a relatively simple fix. Overall, I like the new OS overhaul in Windows 11, but there are some features that it's seriously lacking that should be standard, and the first that comes to mind is the ability to customize the taskbar to function more like a dock. I don't expect it to mimic MacOS of course, but something as dynamic would be nice, especially the ability to position the taskbar/whatever you wanna call the current implementation of whatever it is ??? - to any position - and even individually on separate displays.
Oct 31 2021 02:03 PM
Nov 05 2021 08:32 AM
Nov 05 2021 09:40 AM
Nov 05 2021 11:02 AM
Nov 07 2021 02:04 AM
Nov 07 2021 10:14 AM
Interesting that the unpin/re-pin works for some and not others.
1. A good, simple data point might be whether or not your additional monitors are connected directly to your computers or whether you're using external display ports or something.
2. If it IS working properly for others, then their configuration may be beneficial in resolving this nuisance.
The inconsistency is really odd - especially since it was rock-solid in Windows 10 - for me at least.
Nov 09 2021 09:21 PM - edited Nov 09 2021 09:32 PM
Yep, and as of the last update, it's only gotten worse - now my taskbar is empty until approximately 5 to 10 seconds after I manually unhide the auto-hidden taskbar (right-click) on any of my additional displays. The Taskbar in Windows 11 is simply broken, and is in dire need of a complete fix (and absolutely must have more options for customization, position etc.). If MS Win Dev Team doesn't make if far better of an experience than the Windows 10 taskbar, then what good is the upgrade? This is counterproductive to my workflow and I find it puzzling that MS, who is supposed to be at the highest level of development in the industry, let this go unfixed, knowing it was an issue before the public release (???). If MS wants to finally give us a dock, then why a half-azz concoction that doesn't even work? Maybe they should take a page from Stardock's book lol.
...And, it's quite clear that the issue has little to no do with configuration, but the taskbar itself has some coding issues... I'm guessing someone didn't fully recode the new taskbar, but rather only changed the aesthetics/visuals - just a guess, but it would explain a lot here.