How to Move Taskbar Icons to Left Side in Windows 11 - Windows Basics


Sunday, October 30, 2022

How to Move Taskbar Icons to Left Side in Windows 11

Here I am showing how to move taskbar icons to left corner of windows 11 or Moving the start menu of windows 11 to left side of Taskbar

Windows 11 has a few interesting features and a nice new rounded corner aesthetic, but what's the Start button doing in the middle of the screen? The change from a left-aligned taskbar to a center-aligned taskbar is hard to get used to, but it's pretty easy to overwrite Microsoft's design choice and move the Start button and taskbar icons back to the left.
To move the taskbar left, right-click anywhere on the taskbar and select Taskbar Settings from the pop-up menu—if you can call a menu with one item in it a menu. This will take you directly to the Personalization - Taskbar screen. Here you can add/remove some of the items that appear on the taskbar, such as Search, Task view, Widgets, and Chat, which can be useful for keeping it clean.
The option you're looking for can be found at the bottom of this screen: Taskbar behaviors. Expand this section by clicking on it, and then set the taskbar alignment to 'Left' and you're done. Windows the way you know and love. Of course, it's easy to return it to a more central position from this screen. Just set the taskbar alignment back to 'Center.' This is also where you can elect to automatically hide the taskbar, as well as setting whether it appears on all of your displays.
1. First, open the Settings app by pressing the Windows Keys + I combination.
2. In the Settings window that opens, click the Personalization item in the side list, then select Taskbar.
2. In the taskbar settings screen, click Taskbar Behaviors.
3. A list of options will appear. Click the drop-down menu next to Taskbar Alignment.
5. In the Taskbar Alignment pop-up menu, select the Left option.
Immediately, your taskbar icons will be aligned to the left side of the screen as usual.
You can now close Settings and experience the change you just made. In case you change your mind and want to center the taskbar icons as default, go back to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar, then set the Taskbar Alignment option to Center. Note that this is basically just an option to change the position of icons on the taskbar. Windows 11 currently does not support the ability to change the position of the entire taskbar like on previous versions of Windows.

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