Is it possible to configure the taskbar to auto-hide after a certain period of time in Raspbian “wheezy” soft-float?

I was able to do something similar for the cursor by downloading a application called "unclutter". Is there any way to do this for the taskbar?


Right-click on the taskbar and select "Panel Settings". Click on the "Advanced" tab, and check "Minimize panel when not in use".

| improve this answer | |
  • 3
    Follow up question, how do you programmatically set this setting? – Dylan Pierce Aug 7 '19 at 0:32

FYI to have it gone all the time.

Edit the file /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

  1. comment out the line @lxpanel --profile LXDE-pi with # symbol

  2. reboot and the panel should disapear

Still working on Raspbian Buster

Find the original source here

| improve this answer | |
  • I believe this makes it disappear forever. – user96931 Apr 10 at 1:15
  • True, I've updated my answer to follow suit. This is the option I needed to use but realize that won't be true for everyone. – Gage Leighton Apr 11 at 20:05

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.