How To Move Windows 11 Taskbar To The Left

If you’re looking to customize your Windows 11 experience, moving your taskbar to the left can be a great way to optimize your screen space. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Right-click on the taskbar

To get started, right-click on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen. This will bring up a menu of options.

Step 2: Select “Taskbar settings”

From the menu, select “Taskbar settings.” This will bring up the taskbar settings menu.

Step 3: Scroll down to “Taskbar behaviors”

In the taskbar settings menu, scroll down until you see “Taskbar behaviors.” This section will allow you to customize the way your taskbar works.

Step 4: Toggle on “Taskbar alignment”

In the “Taskbar behaviors” section, toggle on “Taskbar alignment.” This will allow you to choose where you want your taskbar to be.

Step 5: Select “Left”

With “Taskbar alignment” toggled on, select “Left” from the drop-down menu. This will move your taskbar to the left side of your screen.

Step 6: Customize your taskbar

Now that you’ve moved your taskbar to the left, you can customize it to your liking. You can add or remove icons, change the size of your taskbar, and more.

Step 7: Enjoy your new taskbar placement

Congratulations! You’ve successfully moved your taskbar to the left. Enjoy your new screen space and productivity.


1. Can I move my taskbar back to the bottom?

Yes, simply follow the same steps but select “Bottom” instead of “Left” in step 5.

2. Will moving my taskbar affect my computer’s performance?

No, moving your taskbar will not affect your computer’s performance.

3. Can I customize the icons on my taskbar?

Yes, after moving your taskbar, right-click on the icon you want to customize and select “Pin to taskbar.” You can also remove icons by right-clicking and selecting “Unpin from taskbar.”

Comparison Table

Taskbar PlacementBenefitsDrawbacks
BottomTraditional placement, easy to find, most commonly usedMay take up valuable screen space
LeftOptimizes screen space, visually appealing, customizableMay take some time to get used to

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