3 Ways to Move Taskbar Position in Windows 7, 8, 10

3 Ways to Move Taskbar Position in Windows 7, 8, 10

Move Taskbar Position : The taskbar on the Windows operating system is a horizontal rectangle at the bottom of the screen. The taskbar in windows usually contains the Start menu, icons for running applications (minimized) and also frequently used application icons to make them faster to find (shortcuts).

Since the first version of the Windows operating system (1.0), the taskbar has been at the bottom of the monitor screen, even now on the Windows operating system versions 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, the taskbar has not changed its place. However, Windows actually provides a way of customization for the taskbar such as what icons are displayed and also the position of the taskbar.

Therefore, if you want to change the position of the taskbar, for example, to be at the top, left or right of the screen, of course this can be done.

There are several taskbar positioning options available:

  1. Horizontal taskbar at the bottom of the screen (default).
  2. Vertical taskbar on the left side of the screen.
  3. The vertical taskbar on the right side of the screen.
  4. Horizontal taskbar above the screen.

How to move the taskbar position with a click and hold on the mouse

You can use this method on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and also the latest Windows 10.

  1. The first step you have to do is to unlock the taskbar position because initially the taskbar position is locked at the bottom of the screen. The trick is to right-click on the taskbar after that, please uncheck the Lock the taskbar option.
  2. To move the taskbar position to the right of the screen, the trick is after unlocking the taskbar then left click and hold on the taskbar then drag it to the right of the screen.
  3. Meanwhile, to move the taskbar position to the left of the screen, the trick is after unlocking the taskbar then left click and hold on the taskbar then drag it to the left of the screen.
  4. Then if you want to move the taskbar position to the top of the screen, the trick is after unlocking the taskbar then left click and hold on the taskbar then drag it to the top of the screen.
  5. Then if you want to move the taskbar position to its original position, the trick is after unlocking the taskbar then left click and hold on the taskbar and then drag down the screen.
  6. After you finish moving the taskbar so that its position does not change again, for example because of a wrong click, you need to lock the taskbar position so that its position is locked by right-clicking on the taskbar, after that please check the Lock the taskbar option.

How to Move the Taskbar Position Through the Taskbar Settings Menu

Unlike moving the taskbar using the mouse, with this option you don’t need to unlock the taskbar position, but this option is only available for the Windows 10 operating system.

  1. Right-click on the taskbar and select Taskbar settings menu.
  2. Then select the new location you want in the Taskbar location on screen section. Initially, this section will contain Bottom which is the current taskbar position.
  3. To move the taskbar position to the right of the screen, the trick is to left-click the down arrow at the bottom of the Taskbar location on screen section and select Right.
  4. To move the taskbar position to the right of the screen, the trick is to left-click the down arrow at the bottom of the Taskbar location on screen section and select Right.
  5. Meanwhile, to move the taskbar position to the left of the screen, the trick is to left-click the down arrow under the Taskbar location on screen section and select Left.
  6. Then if you want to move the taskbar position to the top of the screen, the trick is to left-click the down arrow under the Taskbar location on screen section and select Top.
  7. Then if you want to return the taskbar to its original position, which is at the bottom of the screen, the trick is to left-click the down arrow under the Taskbar location on screen section and select Bottom.

How to Move the Taskbar Position Through the Taskbar Properties Menu

If you are using the Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 operating system then most likely there is no Taskbar Settings menu so to change the taskbar position on Windows other than version 10 is through the Taskbar Properties menu.

Right-click on the taskbar and select Taskbar properties.
Then select the new location you want in the Taskbar location on screen section. Initially, this section will contain Bottom which is the current taskbar position.
To move the taskbar position to the right of the screen, the trick is to left-click the down arrow at the bottom of the Taskbar location on screen section and select Right.
Meanwhile, to move the taskbar position to the left of the screen, the trick is to left-click the down arrow under the Taskbar location on screen section and select Left.
Then if you want to move the taskbar position to the top of the screen, the trick is to left click the down arrow under the Taskbar location on screen section then select Top.
Then if you want to return the taskbar to its original position, which is at the bottom of the screen, the trick is to left-click the down arrow under the Taskbar location on screen section and select Bottom.
When finished selecting the taskbar position, click the OK button to save changes.

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