How to Move the Taskbar to Right, to Left, or to Top in Windows 11

Learn here how to quickly move the Windows 11 taskbar to the left, to the right or to the top of your screen.

One of the most significant weaknesses of Windows 11 is that it is impossible to move the taskbar to the right, left, or top of the screen.

So far, Microsoft hasn’t planned to add this feature to Windows 11 yet. But you can use an excellent third-party app called ExplorerPatcher to move your taskbar around.

Here is how to do it.

How to Move the Windows 11 Taskbar to the Right, to the Left, or Top

  1. Download the ExplorerPatcher on Github by clicking on the setup program:

    (Ignore any warnings from Windows about the ExplorerPatcher installer, this program is safe, and I use it myself.)
  2. Install it on your PC, and wait while ExplorerPatcher changes your taskbar and restarts file explorer.
  3. After finish, your taskbar will be similar to Windows 10 (you will be able to change that if you prefer.)
  4. Right-click on an empty space of your taskbar and click on Properties:
  5. Select Taskbar on the right-side menu, then click on Primary taskbar location on the screen:
  6. Select Right to move your taskbar to the right side. Or select Left or Top if you want to move your taskbar elsewhere.
  7. Then click Restart File Explorer in the lower-left corner of Properties to make the changes.

This will do the trick, but you don’t need to stop here. You can customize your taskbar, bring back the Windows 10 start menu on Windows 11, and more with Explorer Patcher.

(Did you know that it is possible to have tabs in Windows Explorer just like on your favorite browser? Check my article on how to have tabs in Windows Explorer.)


Even though Windows 11 still doesn’t have this feature, you can move the taskbar to the right, left, or top side by using the ExplorerPatcher app.

This great program will allow you to not only move your taskbar but also change the style of your taskbar, start menu, and more.

If you need to uninstall it later, you can do it in the Control Panel -> Programs and Features or in the Settings app -> Apps and features.

If you want to make your Windows Search faster, I’ve also written an article about that.

Laerthe Côrtes

Laerthe Côrtes

My first desktop computer, back in the 1990s, opened a whole new world for me; since then I am a heavy PC user (who will never get used to smartphones.) I worked for five years in the PC software industry, and my favorite version of Windows is still Windows 95.

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