On Windows 10, the taskbar is the bar that appears at the bottom of the screen and gives you quick access to the Start menu, search, and pinned and running applications.
By default, the taskbar is located at the bottom of the screen, but you can always position it on any side to fit your workflow or reset it to its default location.
In this guide, you will learn the steps to relocate the taskbar to any side of the desktop on Windows 10.
- How to move taskbar around desktop with Settings on Windows 10
- How to move taskbar around desktop with mouse on Windows 10
How to move taskbar around desktop with Settings on Windows 10
To move the taskbar to any of the sides, use these steps:
Open Settings on Windows 10.
Click on Personalization.
Click on Taskbar.
Use the “Taskbar location on screen” drop-down menu and select one of the available positions, including Bottom (default), Right, Top, or Left.
Once you complete the steps, the taskbar will appear in your selected position on the settings page.
How to move taskbar around desktop with mouse on Windows 10
To relocate the taskbar using the mouse, use these steps:
Right-click the taskbar and select the Lock the taskbar option to remove the checkmark to unlock the taskbar.
Click, drag, and position the taskbar in the location you want (top, bottom, left, or right).
(Optional) Use the mouse to hover over the taskbar’s edge and stretch it in or out to make it thicker or thinner.
After you complete the steps, the Windows 10 taskbar will be positioned in the desired location.
If you want to move the taskbar to its default position, you need to select the Bottom option in the Taskbar settings page or drag it with the mouse to the bottom of the screen.