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How Do I Move My Taskbar Back To The Bottom Of The Screen?

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Since 1995 and till now, the taskbar has been a core part of the Windows user experience. It is a strip located at the bottom of the screen that allows the windows users to launch and locate programs through ‘Start’ and ‘Start Menu’ or view any current program that is open. However, you can move the taskbar to any side of your screen whether you want it on the left side, or right side, or the top or at the bottom line (the default setting).

How Do I Move My Taskbar Back To The Bottom Of The Screen

The taskbar is very helpful for the users in many ways like:

1. It allows you to locate different programs and tabs at it so that you can open them quickly by just clicking on their icon.

2. It also provides easy access to the ‘Start’ and ‘Start Menu’ from where you can open any program or application that is available on your computer.

3. Other icons like Wi-Fi, Calendar, Battery, Volume, etc. are also available at the right end of the taskbar.

4. You can add or remove any application icon from the taskbar easily.

5. To add any application icon on the taskbar, just right click at the application and click on the pin to taskbar option.

6. To remove any application icon from the taskbar, just right click on the application icon pinned at the taskbar and then click on unpin from the taskbar option.

7. The search option is also available at the taskbar using which you can search for any application, program, or software.

8. With each new version of Windows operating systems being released in the market, the taskbar is improving. For instance, the latest version of the Windows operating system that is Windows 10, has a Cortana search box, which is a new feature that lacks in the older version.

Most of the Windows users generally find it convenient to work when Taskbar is available at the bottom of the screen. But sometimes due to below-mentioned reasons, the taskbar moves to somewhere else:

  • Maybe the taskbar is not locked which allows it to move anywhere and you accidentally click and drag the Taskbar.
  • You may be moving something else but clicked on Taskbar and ended up dragging and dropping the taskbar instead
  • Occasional bugs lead to Taskbar moving from its position

How Do I Move My Taskbar Back To The Bottom Of The Screen?

If your taskbar has also moved from its default position and you are finding it difficult to move it back to its original position, then you don’t need to worry. Just keep reading this article to find out how you can easily move back the Taskbar to its original position.

Different methods to move Taskbar back to its default position:

Method 1: By Dragging the Taskbar

You can simply drag the taskbar to move it back to its default position if it has moved to some other place. To drag the taskbar back to its default position, follow the below steps:

1. Right-click anywhere on the blank area of the Taskbar.

Right-click anywhere on the blank area of the Taskbar. 

2. The right-click menu will pop up.

The right-click menu will pop up.

3. From that menu, make sure that Lock the taskbar option is unchecked. If not, then uncheck it by clicking on it.

From that menu, make sure that Lock the taskbar option is unchecked. If not, then uncheck it by clicking on it.

4. Hold the left mouse button and drag the taskbar to its new position wherever you want, like left, right, top, or bottom of the screen.

5. Now, release the mouse button, and the taskbar will come to its new or default position on the screen (whatever you choose).

Hold the left mouse button and drag the taskbar to its new position wherever you want, like left, right, top, or bottom of the screen. Now, release the mouse button, and the taskbar will come to its new or default position on the screen(whatever you choose).

6. Then again, right-click anywhere on the blank area of the taskbar. Click on Lock the taskbar option from the right-click menu.

Then again, right-click anywhere on the blank area of the taskbar. Click on Lock the taskbar option from the right-click menu.

After completing the above steps, the taskbar will move back to its original position or wherever you want it.

Also Read: Fix Taskbar Search Not Working in Windows 10

Method 2: Move Taskbar using Settings  

You can move the taskbar back to its original position via the taskbar settings. To move the taskbar back to its default position or wherever you want using taskbar settings, follow the below steps:

First of all, you will need to open the taskbar settings. There are two methods via which you can open taskbar settings:

Open Taskbar Settings using the Settings app

To open taskbar settings using settings application, follow the below steps:

1.  Press Windows key +I to open the Settings app.

2. Now, click on the Personalization option.

Open Windows Settings App then click on Personalization icon

4. Then, click on the taskbar option from the menu bar that will appear at the left panel. On the right side, taskbar settings will open up.

Then, click on the taskbar option from the menu bar that will appear at the left panel. On the right side, taskbar settings will open up.

5. Once the taskbar settings open up, look for the ‘Taskbar location on-screen‘ option.

Once the taskbar settings open up, look for the 'Taskbar location on-screen' option..

6. Under the ‘Taskbar location on-screen’ option, click on the downward arrow. Then a dropdown will open up, and you’ll see four options: Left, Top, Right, Bottom.

Under the 'Taskbar location on-screen' option, click on the downward arrow. Then a dropdown will open up, and you'll see four options: Left, Top, Right, Bottom.

7. Click on the option where you want to place your taskbar on the screen.

8. Once you choose the option, your taskbar will immediately move to that location on the screen.

Hold the left mouse button and drag the taskbar to its new position wherever you want, like left, right, top, or bottom of the screen. Now, release the mouse button, and the taskbar will come to its new or default position on the screen(whatever you choose).

9. Close the settings page.

10. Before closing settings, you need not save anything.

After completing the above steps, the taskbar will move back to the bottom of the screen or the position which you choose above.

Open Taskbar Settings using the Taskbar itself

To open taskbar settings using taskbar itself follow the below steps:

1. Right-click anywhere at the blank area of the Taskbar.

Right-click anywhere on the blank area of the Taskbar. 

2. Now the right-click menu will open up.

The right-click menu will pop up.

3. Then, click on the taskbar settings option from the menu, and the taskbar settings page will open up.

Then, click on the taskbar settings option from the menu, and the taskbar settings page will open up. 

4. Once the taskbar settings open up, look for the ‘Taskbar location on-screen‘ option.

Once the taskbar settings open up, look for the 'Taskbar location on-screen' option..

5. Under the ‘Taskbar location on-screen’ option, click on the downward arrow. Then a dropdown will open up, and you’ll see four options: Left, Top, Right, Bottom.

Under the 'Taskbar location on-screen' option, click on the downward arrow. Then a dropdown will open up, and you'll see four options: Left, Top, Right, Bottom.

6. Click on the option where you want to place your taskbar on the screen.

7. Once you choose the option, your taskbar will immediately move to that location on the screen.

Hold the left mouse button and drag the taskbar to its new position wherever you want, like left, right, top, or bottom of the screen. Now, release the mouse button, and the taskbar will come to its new or default position on the screen(whatever you choose).

8. Close the settings page.

After completing the above steps, the taskbar will move back to the position where you want it.

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Hopefully, using any of the above methods, you will easily be able to move the Taskbar back to the bottom of the screen. If you still have questions regarding how to move the taskbar back to the bottom then feel free to ask them in the comment sections.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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