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How to Move the Taskbar in Windows 11

Your Windows Taskbar serves as a central hub for quickly accessing frequently used applications and managing open windows, while also giving a modern feel. In Windows 11, Microsoft made some subtle updates that give their version an updated appearance – you may even choose different positions on your screen than what was shown here! In this guide we’ll show how easily that’s achievable!

How to Move the Taskbar in Windows 11

How to Move the Taskbar in Windows 11

Method 1: Shift Taskbar to Left or Right mes By default, Windows 11’s Taskbar is located at the bottom of your screen; however, you may wish to move it left or right as needed based on how best suits your workflow. Here’s how:

Right-Click Taskbar Spaces to Display Context Menu: Right-click an open space on your Taskbar and right-click to bring up its context menu.

Taskbar Alignment: For an effortless alignment experience, hover your cursor over “Taskbar Alignment” in the context menu.

Select Your Positions: Once activated, a submenu will allow you to choose one of these options:

Left: Moves the Taskbar to the left side of the screen. Center: Keeps it at its default bottom position (default position). Right: Shifts it rightward.

Select Your Desired Position by Clicking Here: This feature enables users to set their preferred Taskbar position by simply clicking here on your chosen position within each column of Taskbars onscreen.

How to Move the Taskbar in Windows 11

Now the Taskbar will appear at the side you selected – using this method can also switch it back to its default bottom location.

Method 2: Move Taskbar to Top If you prefer top-mounted Taskbars, this method provides another means of moving them:

Right-Click Taskbar to Open Context Menu: As before, right-clicking an open space on the Taskbar can bring up its context menu.

Taskbar Settings: In the context menu, hover your cursor over “Taskbar settings” and click it to edit them.

Taskbar Behaviors: Scroll to the end of Taskbar settings until you locate “Taskbar behaviors”. Here you can select any taskbar behavior to change its appearance or behaviors.

Taskbar Position On Screen: Under Taskbar position on screen, use the drop-down menu.

Select “Top” From the available options, choose “Top”.

Now the Taskbar should appear at the top of your screen; if you wish to switch back to its default bottom placement or experiment with different arrangements, follow these steps and select your preferred choice(s).

How to Move the Taskbar in Windows 11

Method 3: Lock or Unlock Taskbar Once the Taskbar has been moved into position, you have two options for locking it or leaving it open: either lock it into position for added customization purposes; or keep it unlocked so as to further customize its appearance:

Right-Click on Taskbar: Right-click any empty area on your Taskbar to perform this action.

Taskbar Settings: Hover over “Taskbar settings” and click it to access.

Taskbar Behaviors: In your taskbar settings, locate and expand “Taskbar behaviors”.

Lock the Taskbar: To secure its current location, flip on the “Lock Taskbar” switch by toggling its switch “On”. This will lock it securely.

Unlock Your Taskbar: To unlock it, turn off “Lock the Taskbar”, thus permitting free movement of it.


Customizing the Taskbar position in Windows 11 is an effortless way to customize your desktop experience to your own specific preferences and workflow needs. No matter if it’s on the bottom, top, left or right side – Windows 11 gives you complete freedom in choosing which of these four locations best suit you and allows you to experiment until finding one that perfectly complements them both!

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