How to customize the taskbar in Windows 11. – wintips.org

In this guide, we’ll show you a few steps to customize the taskbar in Windows 11 to look like it was in Windows 10.

One of the most talked about changes in Windows 11 is the change in the way the taskbar looks. This is because the Windows 11 taskbar has changed and is now in the center (just like in macOS) and is not customizable like in Windows 10. The Windows 11 taskbar is also six pixels taller than its predecessor in Windows 10. also includes new buttons for Search, View Tasks, Widgets, and Chat.

However, the good news is that you can customize the taskbar to your liking in the new Windows operating system. Below are some easy steps to do this. Here we go!

How to Customize Windows 11 Taskbar (Alignment, Colors, Apps, Size, etc.)

Step 1. Change the alignment of the taskbar.

In Windows 11, you can adjust the alignment of the taskbar and specify whether you want to show or hide notification icons. For this:

1. Right click on the taskbar and select Taskbar settings.

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2. In the new window that opens, scroll down and expand Taskbar behavior.

Change taskbar alignment in Windows 11

3. Change Align the taskbar from the center To the left. *

*Note: In the Taskbar Behaviors settings, you can also change the Hide Taskbar option and if you want to show icons when actions occur. (For example, how many unread messages you have).

Align the taskbar Windows 11

Step 2. Customize taskbar items.

1. Right click on the taskbar and select Taskbar settings.
2. Expansion Taskbar items.

Customize taskbar items Windows 11

3. Turn around On or Off available buttons that appear on the taskbar.

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Step 3. Customize the corner elements of the taskbar.

If you are a Microsoft Surface device user or have a PC with a touchscreen, you can improve your user experience by enabling several features such as the virtual touchpad, pen menu, and touch keyboard. For this:

1. Right click on the taskbar and select Taskbar settings.
2. Expansion Taskbar corner items.

Taskbar corner icons Windows 11

3. Turn around On Select the desired features to force Windows 11 to display an icon for the enabled feature(s) in the right corner.

Features of taskbar corner Windows 11

Step 4. Customizing corner icons on the taskbar.

To configure which other system or application icons always appear in the corner of the taskbar:

1. Right click on the taskbar and select Taskbar settings.
2. Expansion The corner of the taskbar is overflowing.

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3. Here you can select the icons that are always visible in the right corner of the taskbar. (all others are displayed in the taskbar completion menu).

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Step 5. Add or remove apps to the Windows 11 Taskbar or Start Menu.

The Windows 11 taskbar has eight icons by default. Fortunately, as with previous versions of Windows, you can pin more or remove one of them.

Pin an app to the Windows 11 taskbar.

1. click on to search icon and type the name of the app you want to pin to the taskbar. 2. Select an app in the results and click on it Pin to taskbar. *

*Note: If you want to pin a running app, right click go to its icon on the taskbar and select “Pin to taskbar”.

Pin to Windows 11 taskbar

To remove an app from the Windows 11 taskbar.

1. Right click in the app you want to remove and select Remove from the taskbar.

Remove from Windows 11 taskbar

Step 6. Change the color of the taskbar.

To change the taskbar color in Windows 11:

1. click on Windows + I keys Press or on the keyboard at the same time to open Windows Settings Start after that Settings.

2. Choose Personalization from the left panel and then click Colors in the right pane.

Change the color of the Windows 11 taskbar

3. Change Choose your mode for Dark *

*Note: Unfortunately, you cannot change the color of the taskbar in Light mode in Windows 11.

Dark mode Windows 11

4a. Now expand Accent color option and select Manual.
4b. Choose
the desired color for the taskbar.
4c. replace the Show accent color on Start and Taskbar for On.

Change taskbar color in Windows 11

Step 7. Change taskbar height and icon size.

If you want to change Windows 11 taskbar height and taskbar icons size in Windows 11.

1. press Windows + R keys at the same time on the keyboard to open a Running dialog box.

2. Type regedit click on the text box and click Enter To open the Windows registry.

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3. Go to the location shown below in the Windows registry.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

4. With Extended key selected right click go anywhere in the right pane and select new -> A DWORD (32-bit) value option.

Change the height of the Windows 11 taskbar

5. Rename this newly created value Taskbar and beat Enter.

6. Now double click on it Taskbar and set the Value data according to your choice: *

  • For Small taskbar and icons, install the Taskbar to the value of 0
  • For Standard taskbar and icons set the size Taskbar value 1
  • For Large taskbar and icons, install the Taskbar value 2

Change the size of the taskbar icons in Windows 11

* For example: To reduce the size of the taskbar and icons in Windows 11, set the “TaskbarSi” REG_DWORD value in the above registry to “0”.

(Default Windows 11 taskbar size) (Small taskbar size in Windows 11)

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7. Once done, restart your PC to apply the changes.

That’s it! Let me know if this guide helped you by leaving a comment about your experience. Please like and share this guide to help others.

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