How to Move Taskbar to the top in Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to quickly move Windows 10 taskbar to the top of the screen.

The Windows taskbar is a bar at the bottom of your screen, giving you access to the quick search box, date and time, frequently used apps, and currently open and running applications.

It is more than seeing your apps and checking the time. The taskbar allows you to pin apps directly to it for quick access on the desktop or unpin unused apps if you want them.

The Windows taskbar is default at the bottom of the screen. Everyone is used to Windows being this way.

However, few people know that the Windows taskbar can be switched around – top, right, left, and bottom.

If you want to spice things up a bit and customize the Windows taskbar to be different than the other systems, follow the steps below:

Move the Windows taskbar to the top

To quickly change the location of the taskbar, simply unlock it, then drag it to the location you want.

For this post, we want to drag it to the top.

First, right-click your taskbar and uncheck “Lock the taskbar” in the menu that pops up. This enables you to move the taskbar to a new location.

Once the taskbar is unlocked, select the taskbar, then hold down and drag it to the top.

Release the mouse when done.

When you’re done you’ll notice that the taskbar is docked at the top o your screen and works exactly as it did when it was at the bottom.

If you want to taskbar to stay at its current location, right-click it and lock it there.


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