How to Change Windows Taskbar Position (Side, Top, Bottom)

The Default Taskbar position is at the bottom of the screen. To customize it, here’re the steps to change the taskbar position in Windows 10.

The taskbar is one of the most essential parts of daily usage for almost all Windows users. You can pin your favorite apps, access active applications, add widgets, manage virtual desktops, create quick links, etc. Considering the importance of the taskbar, it is always visible and available at the bottom of the screen. For a vast majority of users, having the taskbar at the bottom is convenient and easy to use.

However, there might be situations where you might want to change the taskbar position to the side or top of the screen. This is especially true if you want more vertical space in terms of computer screen real estate. For example, ultrawide screen users can pin taskbar to a side of the screen to increase vertical space.

No matter the reason, Windows makes it quite easy to move the taskbar from bottom to top, right, or left sides with ease. Let me show how you can do it in Windows 10.

Steps Change Taskbar Position in Windows 10

To change the taskbar position, open Settings, go to “Personalization → Taskbar” and choose the new taskbar position from the “Taskbar location on screen” dropdown menu.

Move taskbar to the left or right side of the screen

To move the taskbar to the left or right side of the screen, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click on the “Settings” icon on the left panel.
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  3. Go to “Personalization” in the Settings app.
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  4. Go to the “Taskbar” page. This is where you can customize the taskbar.
  5. To pin Taskbar to the left of the screen, select “Left” from the “Taskbar location on screen” dropdown.
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  6. To pin Taskbar to the right of the screen, select “Right” from the “Taskbar location on screen” dropdown.
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  7. Close the Settings app.

As soon as you select Left or Right from the drop-down menu, the taskbar position will be change accordingly. There is no restart required to apply the changes.

Move taskbar to the top of the screen

To move the taskbar to the top from bottom or side, follow the steps listed below.

  1. Press “Windows Key + I” keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the “Personalization → Taskbar” page in the Settings app.
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  3. On the right page, select “Top” from the “Taskbar location on screen” dropdown menu.
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  4. Settings are automatically saved.
  5. Close the Settings app.

As soon as you select Top from the drop-down menu, the taskbar will be moved to top of the screen from the bottom or side of the screen.

Move taskbar to the bottom of the screen

To restore the default taskbar position. i.e, move the taskbar to the bottom of the screen, follow the steps shown below.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to “Personalization“.
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  3. Go to the “Taskbar” page.
  4. Select “Bottom” from the “Taskbar location on screen” dropdown menu.
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  5. Close the Settings.

The taskbar will be moved to the bottom as soon as you select the “Bottom” from the dropdown menu.

That is all. As you can see, Windows makes it quite easy to change the taskbar position. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

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