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Move and Resize the Taskbar in Windows 10

How to Move and Resize the Taskbar in Windows

Move and Resize the Taskbar  in Windows 10

Typically, the taskbar appears as a single row at the bottom of your desktop; however, you can change its position and size.

Move the Taskbar

Follow these steps to move your taskbar.

  1. Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then click to uncheck Lock the taskbar.

    The taskbar must be unlocked in order to move it.

    Move and resize the taskbar.
  2. Click and drag the taskbar to the top, bottom, or side of your screen.
    Move and resize the taskbar.

Resize the Taskbar

If you need additional space for more icons, or a little bit more desktop space, you can resize the unlocked taskbar.

  1. From the border of the taskbar, click and drag it up or down, depending on its current location.
    Move and resize the taskbar.

A wider taskbar accommodates more app icons.

As the taskbar is resized, existing desktop icons move to create additional space.

Lock the Taskbar

You can lock the taskbar to ensure it's not accidentally moved or resized. Once the taskbar is locked, it remains in the same place until it's unlocked again.

  1. Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then click to check Lock the taskbar.
    Move and resize the taskbar.

A checkmark appears next to the choice.

Hide the Taskbar

Hiding the taskbar provides you with more room on your desktop.

  1. Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then choose Taskbar settings.
    Move and resize the taskbar.
  2. Taskbar settings appear, which include icon size, taskbar location, and auto-hide settings.
  3. Toggle on or off Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode.

    Toggle on or off hiding the taskbar in Tablet Mode, if necessary.

    If toggled on, the taskbar hides itself on the edge of the screen.

  4. Manually show the taskbar by moving your mouse to the edge of the screen where you hid the taskbar.
    Move and resize the taskbar.

The taskbar reappears.

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