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Taskbar - Enable or Disable Moving

How to Enable or Disable Moving the Taskbar in Windows 7
Published by Brink
24 Apr 2011
Default Taskbar - Enable or Disable Moving

How to Enable or Disable Moving the Taskbar in Windows 7


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This will show you how to enable or disable the ability of all users to move the taskbar location to be displayed at the bottom, left, right, or top border of the desktop in Windows 7.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Moving Taskbar Disabled
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OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Enable Moving Taskbar Location on Desktop
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_Moving_Taskbar.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Disable Moving Taskbar Location on Desktop
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_Moving_Taskbar.reg

download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to fully apply.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.
2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, right click on Prevent users from moving taskbar to another screen dock location and click on Edit. (See screenshot above)

4. To Enable Moving Taskbar Location on Desktop
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable Moving Taskbar Location on Desktop
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to fully apply.
That's it,
Shawn








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