Move the Taskbar to Any Side of the Screen – Windows 10

The Windows 10 taskbar is full of information and task accessibility. It lets you quickly access the running programs, displays date and time, has the Start Menu and Cortana, and displays the volume, battery level, networks, etc.

Most users are used to the taskbar located at the bottom of the screen, as it is its default location. Some users might want to move the taskbar to the other positions such as top, left, or right of the screen depending on their needs for screen space utilization.

If you accidentally move the taskbar from its default location, you might want to move it back to the bottom of the screen again. In this article, we will discuss how to move the taskbar to any side of the screen.

Move the Taskbar to Any Side of the Screen

Note: All features of the taskbar are functional in all positions.

You can move the taskbar with drag and drop.

Right-click on any empty spot of the taskbar and Uncheck the Lock the taskbar option.

Left-click on any empty point on the taskbar and do not release the mouse button, now move your mouse pointer to the side of the screen where you want to place the taskbar.

When the pointer gets close to the desired edge of the screen, the taskbar will automatically jump to the selected position.

If you are satisfied with the current taskbar position, lock it the same way you unlocked it in the first step. This will stop you from accidentally moving it.

Another method is to move the taskbar in settings.

Right-click on any empty spot on the taskbar and click the Taskbar Settings to open the Settings app.

Scroll down and locate the Taskbar location on the screen option.

From the drop-down menu, select your desired location to move the taskbar to that location.

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Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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