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How to Move the Taskbar

How to Move the Taskbar

How to Move the Taskbar

If your taskbar is cluttering up your display, you’re going to want to move it.

Complaints have been levied against taskbars on various operating systems for taking up too much space, requiring too much CPU usage, etcetera, etcetera. To adjust many of these concerns, Microsoft has developed a few ways to provide increased control over the taskbar.

This can be accomplished in a number of different ways; but, in the interest of brevity, this article will discuss only the most effective and easiest to learn method available.

Increase Your Control Over Your Device

Whether you’re looking to optimize performance or simply increase available screen space, you’re probably going to want to retake control over your taskbar. By doing so, you improve the number of your computer’s functionalities that are readily available to you should you desire them.

Moving the Taskbar

Start by right-clicking anywhere on the taskbar. This opens up a pop-up window similar to the standard design. Select “Properties” as you would to edit the specifications of any other program.

In the window titled “Taskbar Properties,” you should  see a control bar labeled “Taskbar location on screen.” Clicking that section will enable you to change the location to any of the sides of your screen including top, bottom, left, and right.

Select the location where you would prefer the taskbar to rest and double-check to ensure that you are satisfied with your specifications. Then click Apply and OK to save your settings.


Now that your taskbar is in your preferred location and you know how to access its “Properties” window, feel free to take a look at a few of the other specifications that you can customize in regard to the taskbar. You might find that you have more control than ever before!