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Published on 12.08.06 by Brent Trahan

Move and Resize the Windows Vista Taskbar

Learn how to resize and move the Windows Vista taskbar.

The Windows Vista taskbar doesn’t have to stay the same size or at the bottom of your screen.  This guide shows you how to resize and move the taskbar.

Unlock the Taskbar

Before you can move the taskbar you need to make sure it’s unlocked.

Right-click the sidebar, make sure Lock the Taskbar is not checked.

Move the Taskbar

Point at the taskbar, click and hold down the left mouse button.  While holding down the left mouse button, drag the taskbar to any side of your screen.

Resize the Taskbar

The taskbar can be resized by pointing to the top edge of the taskbar and dragging it up or down just like you dragged the taskbar to a different area of the screen in the section above.

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11 Responses to “Move and Resize the Windows Vista Taskbar”

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  1. Lauren C, says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I have looked at numerous sites trying to find out how to move my tool/task bar back to the bottom of my screen. Everyone assumes Vista is like XP. Your answer is simple, obvious–and it worked!

  2. sean ob says:

    Thanks from me too! I was in the same boat as Lauren…………was a big help :)

  3. trevor says:

    thanks. i hate vista but i run it on my laptop and after n update my taskbar was at the top it drove me crazy i was about to formay the hdd and install xp thanks

  4. Frank says:

    Bingo…simple coaching…and it worked!
    Many thanks!


  5. bryanna says:

    omg…thank you so much. I couldnt figure out how to move the taskbar, but it was driving me crazy on the side. You saved my life!

  6. skyy says:

    it still didn’t work for me, i unlocked the taskbar,bt it won’t move.

  7. neil says:

    thanks my task bars back were I like it

  8. Josh says:

    I unlocked the task bar, and try to move it, but the task bar will not move at all. It stays at the bottom of the screen.

  9. David says:

    Yeah, thanks a lot!!!

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