Computer Tip of the Day: How to Reposition Computer Task Bar

Many people keep their computer icons on the main screen. Word, Excel, your browser, like Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox — there they are, ready for access. However, to make the icons more convenient to access when windows are open, many people reposition computer task bar at the bottom or side of the screen that can be seen no matter how much stuff you’re working on.

Reposition Computer Task Bar

If you do this, you know how frustrating it can be when these icons rearrange themselves, seemingly spontaneously. If the toolbar was at the bottom of your screen, it suddenly moves to the left. If it was on the left, it may suddenly appear at the bottom.

Because we are creatures of habit, this can be very frustrating and impact productivity. Fortunately, fixing it is very easy.

To reposition computer¬†task bar, simply right click a blank space on the task bar. When a menu opens, select “properties.”

Look to see if the task bar is locked. A check mark will appear next to “locked” if so. If it is, unlock it by clicking on the check mark.

See if the taskbar is locked, with a check mark next to the listing if so unlock it, and click the “apply” button.

After this, simply select the placement you do want. Then click the “apply” button again. You can lock the taskbar after this for greater security.

If you ever want to move the icons around on the taskbar, you’ll need to unlock the taskbar again. After that, icon movement is a simple drag-and-drop procedure.

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