Starting withÂ Windows 11 build 22563, Microsoft introduced a newÂ tablet-optimized taskbarÂ state thatâ€™s specifically designed to make you feel more confident and comfortable using your device as a tablet. Your taskbar will automatically transition to this optimized version when you disconnect or fold back the keyboard on your 2-in-1 device. This feature only works on devices that can be used as tablets. It does not work on laptops or desktop PCs.
There are two states of this taskbar:Â collapsedÂ andÂ expanded.Â In theÂ collapsedÂ state, the taskbar gets out your way, gives you more screen space, and prevents you from accidentally invoking the taskbar when youâ€™re holding your tablet. In theÂ expandedÂ state, the taskbar is optimized to be easier to use with touch. You can easily switch between the two states by swiping up and down on the bottom of your device.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off tablet-optimized taskbar for your account in Windows 11.