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How to Move Taskbar icons to Left in Windows 11 (Start Menu)

The new taskbar is centerpiece attractions of the new Windows 11 OS. Microsoft has shifted the start menu, search, and other icons to the middle of the taskbar. Not only this, but Microsoft also bring animations to the taskbar and new icons. The new taskbar looks aesthetic and impressive. But the Windows users are habitual of using the start menu from the left side of the taskbar. If you want to switch back to the left-aligned start menu, then here’s a step by step guide on how to move taskbar icons to left in Windows 11.

We’ve first seen the center-aligned start menu in Windows 10X. The next-iteration of Windows OS – Windows 11 knocks up with the center-aligned taskbar by default. Luckily, there’s an option by which you can move back to the left alignment. There’s no need to sideload any third-party app to do is, all you need to do is, just follow the below mentioned steps to move Windows 11 Taskbar to Left.

Now let’s dive right in to the steps.

How to Move Windows 11 Taskbar (Start) to Left

It may take some time for some users to get used to, to the center-align taskbar. If use life the old placement of the taskbar icons and want to go back to the older look, then you can follow these steps, but before moving to steps, make sure that your Windows 11 is activated.

  1. At first, you need to open the Settings app on your PC (running on Windows 11 OS), you can open the Settings app by moving to the start menu and then find settings or you can also use the keyboard shortcut “Windows + i“.
  2. Now head over to the personalization settings from the sidebar.
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  3. Scroll down a bit and then click on Taskbar, it will open the Taskbar settings page.
    how to move taskbar to left in windows 11
  4. Under Taskbar Settings page, there’s an option called Taskbar behaviours, simply click on it.
    how to move taskbar to left in windows 11
  5. Now from the drop down options, you can change the alignment of Taskbar in Windows 11.
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  6. By default, it shows center, you can click on the center drop down menu and choose left, to move taskbar icons to the left.
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  7. That’s it.

These simply steps will allow you to move start menu to left side in Windows 11. The afore-mentioned steps will only work if your PC has activated Windows 11.

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