So you can place the taskbar on the side you want in Windows 10

So you can place the taskbar on the side you want in Windows 10

The Windows taskbar has always been at the bottom of the computers. Not for anything in particular, but because it was created there from the beginning and, to this day, it remains its default position.

However, it is also true that Microsoft has always allowed users to move this launch bar to the sides of the screen for those who would prefer to work this way. And with Windows 10, of course, it is still possible to do this.

Modern monitors have panoramic resolutions, that is, they are longer than wide. With the Windows taskbar at the bottom, and the application taskbars usually at the top, we have little vertical space for content (a Word document, a web, etc.), and too much space for sides of the screen, space that is not normally used.

On Linux, desktops such as GNOME and Unity enable the taskbar on the left side of the screen. MacOS has a thin bar at the top, where the menus are located, and the dock, which is automatically hidden, at the bottom. However, most Windows users have their start bar at the bottom of the screen. And they don't move it, either by habit or because they don't know how to do it.

However, placing the Windows 10 taskbar on one side of the screen is very simple. Below we explain how to do it.

How to move the Windows 10 taskbar to the side of the screen

In older versions of Windows it was possible to move the taskbar from one side of the screen to the other simply by dragging it to the side we wanted. This forced us many times to block it, because surely (once in Windows XP or earlier) we have moved it unintentionally, or we have changed its thickness.

In Windows 10 the thing has changed. Microsoft has added the option to change the location of the Windows taskbar in the Operating System Settings menu. To get there, we just have to open this menu, and go to the section Personalization> Taskbar. We can also arrive by right clicking on the taskbar and opening its configuration.

Within the Configuration menu we will find an option called «Location of the task bar on screen».

If we click on the dropdown we can see the possibility of choosing where we want to place it. By default it will be anchored at the bottom, but we can place it above, to the right or to the left.

Each screen position has its own advantages. Surely at first we find it strange to have this taskbar, for example, on the left side of the screen. However, we will soon be able to see that on this side of the screen it is really useful to have the start bar. In addition the start menu is perfectly adjusted to this position.

At any time we can reposition this taskbar at the bottom of the screen. Simply return to the Settings menu and choose the lower part in your location. Thus everything will be as it has always been.


Date update on 2019-10-28. Date published on 2019-10-28. Category: windows Author: Oscar olg Fuente: softzone