Are you unhappy with the taskbar on the bottom? It’s still possible to move it to the top of Windows 11 with this tweak
Windows 11 comes with a revamped Taskbar which, unlike earlier versions of Windows it is permanently placed on the bottom of the screen as a default. Windows 11 allows you to shift the icons of the taskbar towards the left, or center, but it does not permit you to shift the taskbar from the lower to the top, leftor right sides of the screen.
There is an Windows registry tweak that you can use to move the Taskbar towards the highest point on the display. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to alter the position that the Taskbar is displayed in Windows 11.
Move the Taskbar in Windows 11 by Manually Editing the Registry
Windows 11 has forced the taskbar to remain in its location at the lower right corner of the display. If you’re one who has gotten used to the varying position that the taskbar has within Windows 10, it can be a gruelling adjustment. However, with the registry change, you are able to move it to the left, right, or left. This is how you can do it.
Then, you must start by opening Windows Registry Editor by pressing the Windows+R keys on your keyboard. After that, type
regedit and then click OK. Alternately, press the Start button and type in’regedit’ then choose “Registry Editor” from the result.
NOTE: Windows Registry Editor is a powerful program. Making a mistake in a registry could cause system failure. Therefore, we suggest backup your registry prior to changing it.
Once Registry Editor is open Navigate to the key you want to use the sidebar. Alternatively, you can copy-paste it directly into your address bar:
The first step is to backup this current key. To backup your Registry key (StuckRect3) Right-click the key you want to backup in the left pane, then select Export in the context menu. This will save your registry key.
You can now make the needed adjustments. In the right-hand pane of the key ‘StuckRects3 Double-click the entry ‘Settings.
You must change the value below in the second row as well as that of the 6th column. The default value is 03.
To modify the data of the value simply select the number (03) and then press the right arrow key to move the cursor to the right of the number.
After that then, click Backspace once to erase the value, and then enter any of these numbers to move the location of the taskbar to the appropriate location:
- 01 The taskbar should be moved to the left side of the screen
- 01 The taskbar should be moved towards the top of the screen
- 02 The taskbar should be moved to the right side of the screen
- 03 The taskbar is moved towards the bottom of the screen (default)
To move the taskbar up to at the very top, simply change the value of ’03’ to the value ’01’..
After that, you can either start your Windows Explorer process using the task manager or restart your computer.
To start to start the Windows Explorer process, open the Task Manager by pressing key combination Ctrl+Shift+Esc. On the Processes tab of the task manager, find the Windows Explorer.exe process, and then click it with the right mouse button. Select Restart in the contextual menu.
Alternately, restart your computer or restart your PC. The taskbar should be moved towards the top of the screen.
If you wish to bring back the taskbar towards the bottom of the screen, change the binary value from ’01” to ’03’ and then restart your PCor Windows Explorer Process.
That’s it. Now, you’re able to enjoy the taskbar on Windows 11 in whichever position you’d like it to be. There’s no reason to compromise.