Autohide meaning

(computing) To hide (a visual element) automatically.

Restore an autohidden window by hovering over its icon.

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Hiding a particular element on screen automatically. For example, when the Windows Start menu is set to autohide, the Windows Start button and Taskbar disappear when the cursor is no longer over the area. When the cursor is brought into that side of the screen, the Start menu and Taskbar reappear. The Mac Dock can also be set to autohide.
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Origin of autohide

  • auto- +"Ž hide
    From Wiktionary