Steps to modify the taskbar (lock, auto-hide, toolbars)
1. On the Start screen, select the Desktop tile.
2. Next, right click on the taskbar and select Properties (image is incorrect!)
3. Here you can modify or customize your Windows 8 taskbar. To lock your taskbar, check ‘Lock the taskbar’. To auto-hide the task bar, check ‘Auto-hide the taskbar’, To change the screen location of the taskbar, click the drop down menu arrow to select the location of your choice. You can add more toolbars to your taskbar on the Toolbars tab
We highly recommend that you fully customize the Windows 8 taskbar – add toolbars, Quick launch, language bar and whatever else you may need