How to move taskbar top, bottom, left, right on Windows 10

Yes, you can move the taskbar around to any side of the screen, and here are two ways to do this on Windows 10.

Windows 10 taskbar positions
Windows 10 taskbar positions

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

To move the taskbar to any of the sides, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10.

  2. Click on Personalization.

  3. Click on Taskbar.

  4. Use the “Taskbar location on screen” drop-down menu and select one of the available positions, including Bottom (default), Right, Top, or Left.

    Taskbar move options
    Taskbar move options

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:

  1. Right-click the taskbar and select the Lock the taskbar option to remove the checkmark to unlock the taskbar.

    Unlock taskbar on Windows 10
    Unlock taskbar on Windows 10
  2. Click, drag, and position the taskbar in the location you want (top, bottom, left, or right).

  3. (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.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].