How to Fix Taskbar Showing in Cities: Skylines?

Hello, Cities: Skylines players, can your city already take the title of the most progressive city in the area? Or do you need a few more zones and unique buildings? Either way, it’s time for another article about one of the most addictive games of today, and that is Cities: Skylines. This is a simulation city-building game in which players must show all their creative skills in building a city and maintaining happiness and satisfaction among its inhabitants. 

Citizens must have secured settlements for living, health and educational institutions, places for entertainment and many green areas. And all that is financed, of course, by you, from the city budget. It is not out of place to learn a few economic tricks to be as successful a mayor as possible.

During the Cities: Skylines game you will have to deal with urban and transport infrastructure, you will learn something about renewable and non-renewable energy sources, you will know how to use natural resources for your city and you will skillfully export and import goods. And all this will be done through your highways and ports. Therefore, be careful when building roads so that you do not have problems with traffic connections later.

In addition, you will need to supply the city with drinking and clean water and allow citizens to properly dispose of sewage. As in any real city, citizens will produce garbage, so you will have to pay attention to garbage collection and landfills that must be located away from residential areas so that people do not become sick and unhappy. 

Citizens will often have various demands – they will look for new jobs, additional police protection, tax cuts and more. It is up to you to decide correctly what your city needs in order to have a balance between the city budget and the demands of citizens.

Are you already intrigued by this short description of Cities: Skylines game? If so, don’t wait any longer than go to the Steam official site of Cities: Skylines and download the game. You can choose to download the classic version of the game for PC, or MacOS. 

Also, Paradox Interactive has launched additional versions of the game Cities: Skylines for game consoles such as PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. If you are a fan of game consoles you can play Cities: Skylines and through them, as you can see.

Today’s topic we’ll address in this article is a little more technical in nature than the Cities: Skylines gameplay itself. A problem faced by many players playing Cities: Skylines is related to the taskbar. There is often a glitch that causes the taskbar to appear inside the game even if the game is set to full screen. T

he quality of the gameplay itself is impaired in this case because the players can not fully focus on the game, but are annoyed by the visible taskbar. Fortunately, this problem is easily solved, just follow our advices on how to do it.

Also Read: How Many Tiles Can You Buy in Cities: Skylines?

How To Fix Taskbar Showing In Fullscreen Mode In Cities: Skylines?

The first method is to turn on the taskbar autohide option. To do that, just right-click the Start button, then select Settings option. When the Settings panel opens, select the Personalization tab from there. A window will open in which you can change the Background color. Right now, you don’t need that. On the left side of the window, the last one is the Taskbar tab. 

Click on it. Various options will open in the Taskbar window, you need to find an option called “Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode”. It is currently turned off, so it needs to be turned on. After that, close this tab. You will see that the taskbar no longer appears unless you drag the mouse to the bottom of the screen.

Another possible solution to this problem is to update your Windows. Once again, right-click the Start Menu and choose Settings option. When the Settings window opens, choose the Update & Security tab. You can click Check for updates, or Install now. If Windows has already checked for new updates, the Install now option will be visible. 

The process of updating windows will begin and you will be able to see its progress. Once the updating process is complete you need to click the Restart now option in order for Windows to update properly. After that, enter the Cities: Skylines game to check if the problem with the taskbar has been fixed.

The third method is to try restarting File Explorer. In this method, hold down Windows + R keys to open the Run window. When the Run window opens, type taskmgr in the dialog box and click OK. This will open the Task Manager. All active processes within that PC system will open, you need to find the Windows Explorer tab. 

Before that, open File Explorer to make Windows Explorer appear in the Processes tab. When you see the Windows Explorer tab, right-click on it and click Restart. Then close the Task Manager and start your Cities: Skylines game again.

Method number four is to disable hardware acceleration in Google Chrome. Open Google Chrome on your Desktop and click the three vertical dots located at the top left of the screen. These are Google Chrome Settings, when the Settings Window opens, select Advanced, then System option. You will see the option “Use hardware acceleration when available”, just toggle it off. 

After that, click the Relaunch button. Try re-entering the Cities: Skylines game to see if the taskbar shows up again. If it shows up again, don’t forget to Restore settings to their original defaults. After that, choose the Reset settings option and close the Google Chrome completely.

The fifth method is to try to turn Visual Effects off. Again, right-click the Start button and choose Settings. In Settings window, choose the first tab, System. At the very bottom of the window on the left is the About tab. Choose this tab. This will open a window with all the specifications of your computer. You need the Advanced System Settings option located on the right side of the window. 

When the System Properties tab opens, find the Advanced tab and under the Performance tab located inside it, select Settings. In the new tab you will see the Visual Effects tab and various options to choose from. You need to check the “Adjust for best performance” option and click Apply. Then click OK.

The last method is to try to run the System File Checker tool to see if it will solve your problem with the visible taskbar in your Cities: Skylines game. You need to press Windows + R keys at the same time to open the Run dialog box. In the Run dialog box type CMD and hold down Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys to open the elevated Command prompt. 

When the Command prompt window opens you must enter the following command: DISM.exe / Online / Cleanup-image / Restorehealth then click Enter key. This will execute your command. You will then see that the screen says “The operation completed succesfully.” Immediately afterwards, type a new command: sfc / scannow and press the Enter key again. This will start the system scan. Wait for the verification process to complete. Then close the window and start your Cities: Skylines game again.

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Final Thoughts

As you can see, the taskbar that is visible during the fullscreen mode of Cities: Skylines can really become a problem if we find it harder to focus on the gameplay itself. However, this is a problem that can be solved very easily. In this article, we have listed six methods by which you can remove the visible taskbar from your fullscreen gaming mode.

Try them one by one and you will see which option will be most effective for you, as you know, computers are different, so a method that may have suited someone else will not work for you. In case you still have some problems with Cities: Skylines game, write to us and we will be happy to try to solve them. Until then, be careful with your city budget and build smart!

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