How to Move the Taskbar in Windows 10

Put the Windows taskbar in a place that's convenient for you

What to Know

  • To move, right-click a blank space on the taskbar, select Taskbar settings > Taskbar location on screen, and set to Left, Top, Right, or Bottom.
  • You can also lock the Windows taskbar in place.

This article explains how to move the Taskbar in Windows. Instructions apply to Windows 10.

How to Move the Windows Taskbar

By default, the Windows taskbar is positioned horizontally at the bottom of the screen, offering quick access to your favorite applications, the Cortana search bar, and the Start Menu. It's possible to move the Windows taskbar to the top, left, or right side of the screen. You can also easily add and remove the Quick Launch Toolbar.

A screenshot from Windows 10 with the Taskbar in its default position at the bottom of the screen.

The simplest way to move the taskbar is to click and drag it. Left-click and hold on the taskbar, drag it to the side of the screen you want it on, then release your mouse button. You can also reposition the taskbar from your Windows settings:

  1. Right-click any blank space on your taskbar, then select Taskbar settings.

    taskbar settings
  2. In the Taskbar Settings window, set the Taskbar location on screen to Left, Top, Right, or Bottom.

    It's also possible to lock the Windows taskbar in place. If you are unable to move the taskbar, then you need to unlock it.

    taskbar location
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