How to customize Windows taskbar

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to customize or personalize Windows 10 taskbar.

Windows taskbar is a bar that sits at the bottom of your screen giving you access to the quick search box, date and time, frequently used apps and applications that are currently opened and running.

It is more than seeing your apps and checking the time. The taskbar allows you to pin apps directly to it for quick access when you’re on the desktop or unpin unused apps if you want them.

You do a quick search from the taskbar, check the date and time, see battery icon for status and many more.

These are just not useful features, but you can also personalize it in many ways—change the color and size, pin your favorite apps to it, move it around on your screen, and rearrange or resize taskbar buttons.

To get started with personalizing your taskbar, follow the steps below:

Personalize the taskbar

With Windows, you can change its color and size, pin your favorite apps to it, move it around on your screen, and rearrange or resize taskbar buttons.

Pin apps to taskbar

You can pin frequently used apps to the taskbar for quick access. To pin apps use this step:

From the Start menu, right-click the name of the app you want to pin to the taskbar.

Select More  > Pin to taskbar . If you’re unpinning, follow the same steps and select Unpin from taskbar.

If the app is already opened, locate the app’s icon button on the taskbar, then right-click the button, and then select Pin to taskbar.

Change your taskbar settings

If you want to change how the taskbar is displayed, right-click any empty space on the taskbar, and then select Taskbar settings.

Change the taskbar location

The taskbar by default is located at the bottom of your screen, but you can also move it to either side or the top of the desktop.

To change the taskbar location,  right-click any empty space on the taskbar. Select Taskbar settings  > Taskbar location on screen, and then select Left, Top, Right, or Bottom.

Like many other changes in the taskbar, you can change its height, color, rearrange apps and much more.

Before you can make any of these changes, the taskbar must be unlock. When the taskbar is unlocked, you can then make the changes above.

‘That should do it.


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