Remove Task View button from Windows 10 Taskbar

Task View is a new desktop feature in Windows 10 that allows users to create multiple desktops on the same Windows PC. This something similar to the Expose in OSX. This button on the taskbar, also allows for quick switching between open files and quick access to any desktops you create. You can create additional desktops, and switch between them  easily.

This post shows how to use Virtual Desktops in Windows 10.


Task View is an virtual desktop manager for Windows 10, and is launched, when you click on its button, next to the Search bar on the taskbar. Using this feature, you can create different arrangements of your running apps and open programs. Create new Desktops, open different apps in each, work in each or any of them whenever you want, close the opened desktops when you finish work, etc. You can switch between applications, and you can also move an application from one desktop to another. This feature augments a snapping feature called Snap Assist, which can help you snap different windows in any arrangement, a little more easily.

Read: Task View or Virtual Desktop features.

Remove Task View button from Windows 10 Taskbar

If you have no use for this feature, you can easily disable and remove the Task View icon or button from the taskbar.

Simply right-click anywhere on the taskbar and uncheck the Show Task View button. It’s so simple!


No need to touch the registry. Do this and you will find the Quick View icon disappear.

Disable the Cortana Search Box too, if you do not use it.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Mohd Jamil

    I have issue with Task View. I need to disable completely the Task View & can’t find anyway to disable. Reason to disable necause have issue for Touch Screen & sometimes the Task View activate intermittent without any reason. Everything already disable but the issue still appear.

    Windows 10 Pro 64Bit.

  2. BZ

    I want to get rid of the task view. I read all the stuff on the net. Everyone says right click on an empty space on the task bar . You get what you showed above. I do not get what you showed above when I right click on an empty space on the task bar.. There are only three items show up. One is to show app icon. Second one is show notification items and third one is to show the keyboard bottom. I hate task view. I want to remove it. I tried everything. I could not do it. I hope some one will help me. Thank you

  3. BZ

    I want to get-rid of task view for good. Please help. Thank you.

  4. Meh

    M$ should just sell their IP and embrace Linux.

  5. Hemant Kishor Lohmorh

    what you guys are looking is “activity history ” if you want to clear it then you can do it by going to settings–>privacy–>activity history. just click on it and there you will find all the options

    1) whether you want to save it or not (both check box given for pc and for cloud)

    2) “clear” activity history

    i am sure this is what u people are looking for

    check it now
    Hemant lohmorh

  6. you asked

    You forgot 1 thing. For those who are still looking for the answer, you won’t find “privacy” in the settings on the bookmarks bar. In order to find the settings, first click on “start”, which is the windows logo on far left side of taskbar. Only after you click “start” can you follow the info that Hemant Kishor Lohmorh provided.

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