Move Windows 11 Taskbar To Left

Windows 11 is here with a bang. It is one of the coolest Windows versions ever. Unlike Windows 10, the current version of Windows 11 doesn’t allow you to move the Windows 11 taskbar to the left, right, or top positions. The taskbar stays at the bottom and all app icons sit in the center by default.

What if you want your icon's position like Windows 10? You can move the app icons and align them left as they used to be in Windows 10 by using Taskbar settings.

The default taskbar on Windows 11 looks like the following,

Move Windows 11 Taskbar To Left

  1. Right click on taskbar and select Taskbar Settings. This will open the taskbar settings and allows you to change Windows 11 taskbar settings.

    Move Windows 11 Taskbar To Left

    As you can see from the above personalization > Taskbar options, you can show or hide buttons that appear on the taskbar, you can show or show icons that appear on the corners, change color overflow icons, and change taskbar behaviors.
     
  2. Click on Taskbar behaviors and you will see the first option, Taskbar alignment. Currently, it has two options, Center and Left.

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  3. Select Left from the drop down and now your taskbar icons will be alignment from the left corner as they used to be in Windows 10. See below.

    Move Windows 11 Taskbar To Left

Move Windows 11 Taskbar To Top

Currently, Windows 11 does not have settings to move the Taskbar to the top, left or right. But I found online an article that explains that you can move Windows 11 taskbar to the top using Registry Editor tool, Regedit.

Note: This option is for a professional user. Do not mess around with any other regedit values and keys.

  1. Open regedit and Run as administrator.

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  2. Go to the following key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRect3.

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  3. Double Click on Settings and open Binary value editor.

    Move Windows 11 Taskbar To Left
     
  4. Go to Row 2 (00000008) and look for 5th value below FE and double click on it and change it from “03” to “01”.
  5. Now open cmd and kill Explorer and restart Explorer using the following commands.

    Move Windows 11 Taskbar To Left

This should move Windows 11 taskbar to the top of your screen.