Windows 11 tips and tricks: How to move the taskbar to the top; Check easy steps

    Want to move the taskbar or ungroup icons on the taskbar on Windows 11? Check out these simple and easy steps to do the same.
    By: HIMANI JHA
    | Updated on: Oct 18 2022, 19:01 IST
    Windows 11
    Know how to move the taskbar on Windows 11 with these simple tips! (HT_PRINT)
    Windows 11
    Know how to move the taskbar on Windows 11 with these simple tips! (HT_PRINT)

    Windows has changed a lot over the years. And with the new Windows 11 launch, it has got some interesting features like Window grouping on the taskbar. In fact, Windows 11 has made some significant changes to taskbar behavior. Users can no longer resize the taskbar, and the taskbar now has icons centered by default. So, if you have been wanting to move the Taskbar to the top or side on Windows 11, check out these simple and easy steps to move it. As shared by Beebom, you can move the Taskbar to the top by making changes in the Registry. 

    How to move the Taskbar to the top on Windows 11?

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    Step 1:

    If you’re using Windows 11, then you have to move the Taskbar to the top by making changes in the Registry. Tap the Windows key and type “registry” in the search bar and open “Registry Editor” from the search results.

    Step 2:

    Next, copy “Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3” and enter it into the Registry Editor’s address bar, and hit Enter. 

    Step 3:

    On the next page, double-click on the “Settings” key available on the right and then look for the 00000008 row (usually, it’s the 2nd row).

    Step 4:

    Now, change the value 03 to 01 right below FE in the 5th column. 
     

    Step 5:

    Now, use the “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” keyboard shortcut on Windows 11 to open the Task Manager and then restart the PC/Laptop. 
     

    How to move Taskbar icons to the Left Side on Windows 11

    If you are one of those Windows 11 users who don't like the center-aligned Taskbar icons, then, Windows 11 has a built-in option to change the Taskbar icon alignment to the left. Here are the steps to follow.

    Step 1. Simply, Right-click on the Taskbar and then open “Taskbar settings“.

    Step 2. Next, click on “Taskbar behaviours” to expand the menu and then select left in the “Taskbar alignment” drop-down menu.

    Step 3. And it's done! The Taskbar icons will be moved to the left on your Windows 11 PC.

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    First Published Date: 18 Oct, 18:26 IST
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