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Windows 7: Taskbar - Move Location on Desktop Screen



Taskbar - Move Location on Desktop Screen

How to Move Taskbar Location on Desktop in Windows 7
Published by Brink
24 Dec 2008
Default Taskbar - Move Location on Desktop Screen

How to Move Taskbar Location on Desktop in Windows 7


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This tutorial will show you how to move the taskbar to be displayed at the bottom, left, right, or top border of the desktop screen in Windows 7.


EXAMPLE: Taskbar










OPTION ONE
From Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
1. Right click on a empty space on the taskbar and click on Properties.
A) Go to step 3.
OR

2. Right click on the Start button and click on Properties.
A) Click on the Taskbar tab. (See screenshots below step 3)
3. Click on the Taskbar location on screen drop down menu, then select the location you want the taskbar to be displayed at. (See screenshots below)
NOTE: The taskbar is displayed at the bottom of the desktop screen by default.
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4. Click on OK. (See screenshots above)





OPTION TWO
By Dragging the Taskbar

NOTE: If you have more than one monitor, then you can also drag the taskbar to be on any screen edge of the other monitor(s) instead of just on your primary monitor.
1. Unlock the taskbar.

2. Left click and hold on a empty space on the taskbar, then drag the taskbar to the desktop screen border of any monitor's display that you want it to be displayed at.

3. Lock the taskbar.



OPTION THREE
Using a REG File Download

NOTE: Special thank you to MrJukes for providing the registry location for this.
1. To Move the Taskbar to the Bottom of the Screen
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Taskbar_at_Bottom_of_Screen.reg
download
2. To Move the Taskbar to the Top of the Screen
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Taskbar_at_Top_of_Screen.reg
download
3. To Move the Taskbar to the Left Side of the Screen
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Taskbar_at_Left_Side_of_Screen.reg
download
4. To Move the Taskbar to the Right Side of the Screen
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
Taskbar_at_Right_Side_of_Screen.reg
download
5. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

6. Double click on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

7. When prompted, click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.

8. Log off and on, or restart the computer to apply.

9. You can now delete the downloaded REG file on the desktop if you like.
That's it,
Shawn







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20 Jul 2009   #1
t41

windows7 7600 x86
 
 

OK Brink, I totally messed up my taskbar - it was 4 inches tall and 4 inches wide. could not reset it back for the life of me. Any wat I found this fix for all those like me, you will find the fix-it tool from microsoft HERE

Just make sure you open the compatibility under properties to previous version, and it should work - it did the trick for me. I love it.

Update - tool attached




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File Type: zip MicrosoftFixit50192.zip (180.4 KB, 476 views)
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20 Jul 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Evan,

Thank you for sharing your solution for the problem that you had.

Shawn
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25 Jul 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've recently treated myself to an nice 1920x1080 widescreen monitor, and to make the most use of the extra width, i thought i would stick the taskbar over on the left-hand side, and try to get used to it in its new location.

i'm sort of getting the hang of it, but i would much prefer it if the taskbar was flipped - ie so the start button (or whatever it's called now) is at the bottom (ie where it's always been!) rather than at the top.

does anyone know if this is possible, or do i have to look at third-party skinning/theming tools?
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25 Jul 2009   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

I been placing the taskbar on the left since win 95, and as Mickey asked, is there a solution for placing the start button at the bottom, or a solution out there that allows the bar to be flipped.
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25 Jul 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lee,

None that I'm aware of.
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24 Jan 2010   #6
Prskater

windows7-Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Moving taskbar programs to right, next to language bar

Since time immemorial (in computer terms: Win98, 2000, XP) I have had the taskbar programs on the right side of the taskbar, next (left of) the language bar. If I try to move the programs using the left mouse button, I get a double thingy but when I move it to the right side of the taskbar, nothing happens.

I don't want to move the programs or the taskbar to the right side of the monitor's screen, only to the right side of the taskbar because I don't like the crowded look that I see next to the Start button, I liked the clean look of XP.

How do I go about it in Windows 7?

Thanks

Roxy
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24 Jan 2010   #7
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi,

The way you would do this is by using this tutorial but instead of centering them you can shift them to the right side
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25 Jan 2010   #8
Prskater

windows7-Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Taskbar location

A most interesting tutorial. Now I have my taskbar just like I had it in XP.

Thanks

Roxy
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19 Aug 2010   #9
selvan777

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I too place the Taskbar on the left but would like all the contents flipped over so the Start button is on the bottom.

Honestly, I don't understand why Microsoft didn't design it that way!
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