We had recently posted about a freeware program which allows you to hide taskbar items in windows 7, but not the taskbar itself. Here is another utility called Hide Taskbar which allows you to hide the taskbar and its items both with a simple keyboard shortcut, just in case you just want to hide the start menu orb button you can also do it but it might not work in windows 7, but you can test the same.
Hide Taskbar gives a clean look to the windows 7 desktop, by hiding the taskbar when you don’t need it, there by giving good space on your desktop which is generally acquired by taskbar all the time.
How To Hide Taskbar In Windows 7
After running the program executable, press Ctrl+Esc to hide or unhide the taskbar in windows 7 – A system tray icon will be showing once you run this application.