In this post, we'll see the following:
Lock and Unlock Taskbar in Windows 10
By default, the taskbar is locked.
When the taskbar is locked, you can't resize or change its position (if you use the first method in the "Change Position of Taskbar in Windows 10" section of this post)).
You can unlock taskbar using two different ways. Let's see what they are.
If you want to lock taskbar, then follow the above steps.
If you want to lock the taskbar, follow the above steps.
Resize Taskbar in Windows 10
Unlock the taskbar (need help? see the above section). Now, hover your mouse over the top of the taskbar and begin dragging it.
Once the taskbar size is as you prefer, stop dragging. That's it. All done.
Lock the taskbar if you wish.
Change Position of Taskbar in Windows 10
Windows 10 taskbar, by default, located at the bottom of the screen. If you wish, you can change its position to top, left or right.
Here, we'll see two different ways to do this task. You can pick a method you want. Let's see what they are.
That's all. You can see the taskbar on the right side of the screen.
If you wish, you can lock the taskbar now. Keep in mind that as long as the taskbar is locked, its position cannot be changed using this method.
In case, if you want to get back taskbar in its default position, follow the below steps:
Note: You can follow this method without unlocking the taskbar.
That's all. The taskbar will be moved to the top.
If you want to have taskbar in its default position, open the drop-down list beneath "Taskbar location on screen" and then choose "Bottom."
If you are moving taskbar with Cortana Search Box from its default position to another position, then you can see that the Cortana Search Box is replaced by Cortana icon.
If you bring back taskbar to its default position, then the Cortana icon will be replaced with Cortana Search Box.
Automatically Hide Taskbar in Windows 10
By default, taskbar always stays at its position, and if you wish, you can automatically hide it. Let's see how to do this task.
That's it. Now, you can see that the taskbar is hidden from the view.
When you need the taskbar, you can bring it back to view by moving the cursor pointer towards its position or by pressing Windows key + T.
After your work is done with the taskbar, move the cursor from the taskbar, and it will automatically hide.
Keep in mind that the taskbar may automatically popup itself when any one of the opened applications or Notification Area icons needs your attention.
If you want to revert, follow the below steps:
Pin Shortcut to Taskbar in Windows 10
If the shortcut that you want to pin to the taskbar is on the Start menu - Right-click on it, hover your mouse over "More," and then click on "Pin to taskbar" option.
If the program or its shortcut is on the File Explorer - Right-click on it and then hit "Pin to taskbar." Alternate way - Select the shortcut, click on "App Tools" in the Ribbon, hit "Pin to taskbar" option.
If the program or its shortcut is on the desktop - Drag it and drop on the taskbar. Alternate way - you can right-click on it and then hit "Pin to taskbar" option.
If the program is the currently running, then you can see its icon in the taskbar. To pin, right-click on it and then click "Pin to taskbar."
If you want to pin a website to the taskbar, check out this guide.
"Pin to taskbar" option is not available for a file and folder.
However, you can try the "drag and drop" method.
If you drag the file and drop it on the taskbar, then the program's shortcut will be added there (if it isn't there already), and you can see that the file gets pinned to that shortcut's "Pinned" section (Right-click on the taskbar shortcut to view this section).
Keep in mind that the above one doesn't work for all file types (For instance: PNG).
In the case of drag and drop of the folder on the taskbar, the folder gets pinned to the File Explorer shortcut's "Pinned" section.
Moreover, if you want to pin the file or folder on the taskbar directly, follow the below steps:
Now, right-click on the shortcut and then hit "Pin to taskbar" option. That's it. All done.
If you wish, remove the shortcut from the desktop.
To Unpin Shortcut from Taskbar
Right-click on the shortcut that you want to unpin and then hit "Unpin from taskbar" option.
To completely remove the "folder" pinned directly to the taskbar, you need to do this additional step too - restart the File Explorer, and that's all.
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