Software & Apps Windows How to Move the Taskbar in Windows 10, 8, and 7 Put the Windows taskbar in a place that's convenient for you By Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated October 20, 2019 Windows The Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide Tweet Share Email 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. Instructions in this article apply to Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7. How to Move the Windows Taskbar 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: Right-click any blank space on your taskbar, then select Taskbar settings (Windows 10) or Properties (Windows 8 and 7). 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.