Feb 012008

By default, the Microsoft Windows XP/Vista taskbar, which shows buttons for each of your open windows, sits at the bottom of your screen.If you want to make more room for windows, move your taskbar to the right or left side of the screen, where it will be displayed vertically, giving you room for more than a dozen windows.

Follow this procedure if you want to move taskbar

Right-click on your taskbar. If there is a check mark beside Lock the Taskbar,click Lock the Taskbar to unlock it.

Drag your taskbar to the left, right, or top of your screen. To drag the taskbar, click and hold the mouse button over the taskbar. Then, while holding down the mouse button, drag the taskbar to its new location. When the taskbar is in place, release the mouse button.

Move the pointer over an edge of the taskbar until the pointer changes to a double-headed arrow. Click the mouse button, and drag the edge of the taskbar to widen it. When you can read the window titles, release the mouse button.

Finally, to prevent your taskbar from being accidentally moved, right-click your taskbar, and click Lock the Taskbar on the shortcut menu.


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  6 Responses to “Change your Taskbar Location”

  1. My taskbar suddenly went to the top of my screen. Left clicking and dragging does not work. It is not locked either. This is Vista.

    Please help.

  2. tas leftk bar heading went to top.willnot move

  3. check if your taskbar is still lock. that might be the cause.

  4. hey.
    i done exactly what you wrote.
    But when i drag my taskbar to the top of the screen ( where i want it) and press lock then restart my machine it goes back down to the bottom.

    can you help me with this please.


  5. Thank you,this guide was very helpful.

  6. My task bar is on the right side of the screen and I hvae tried the fix and it does not work.


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