How to Change the Taskbar Position in Windows 11

A simple Windows tweak to move the Taskbar to the right, left, or top of the screen. We have already covered, how to align the taskbar icon to the left in Windows 11. If you don’t like the taskbar at the bottom of the screen and want to move it to another location like left, right, or top Windows doesn’t allow you to do that. But, there is a tweak and let’s see how we can do that.

So, to change the position of the taskbar in Windows 11 you need to modify the windows registry. Are you ready to learn this registry tweak let’s do that!

Change the Position of the Taskbar in Windows 11

  1. First, we need to open up the Windows registry. Click the Start button and then search for the Registry. Click the Registry Editor in the search result to open it.
  2. In the Registry window, navigate to the following location:
    You can copy this path and paste it into the Registry Editor window below the Menu and hit enter to go to the location quickly.
  3. Backup First
    Windows Registry is a crucial part of Windows and before modifying it you should take a backup of the key you are going to modify. So, right-click on the StuckRects3 folder and select the Export option from the menu. In the same window, give it a name and save it on your computer.
  4. Select the StuckRects3 folder on the left side, and double-click the Settings key available in the right pane to edit it.
  5. We need to modify a value here, Column 6 and Row 2 which is 03 by default. As you can see below in the screenshot.
  6. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard take the cursor on the right side of the value and hit Backspace to remove it. Enter one of the following values to change the position of the taskbar:
    00 to change the position of the taskbar to the left of the screen
    01 to move the taskbar to the top of the screen
    02 to move the taskbar to the right side of the screen
    to restore the default position enter 03  which is the bottom.NOTE: DON’T MODIFY ANYTHING ELASE HERE IN THIS WINDOW, If you modify anything else accidentally then Cancel the Edit window and reopen it. Anything happens worst? don’t worry you have a backup file. Just double-click the file you exported in the previous step and restore the registry keys.
  7. As you can see I typed 01 to move the taskbar to the top of the screen. Once you entered the desired value, click OK. Now, you can close the Registry Editor window.
  8. Now, restart your computer or just relaunch the File Explorer. To restart the File Explorer, right-click on the Start button and select Task Manager option.
  9. In the Task Manager windows, look for the File Explorer process and right-click on it, and select the Restart option.
NOTE: In the latest update on Windows 11, Microsoft doesn’t allow moving the taskbar to the top of the screen. If you change the registry value and restart the browser it will revert it back to the default 03 value.

Let’s see when Microsft officially added this feature in the Taskbar settings to allow its users to change the position of the Taskbar in Windows 11.

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