How to Get a Windows Task Bar Back at the Bottom of the Screen

Updated February 21, 2017

The Microsoft Windows task bar is a part of a larger program that is always running on your computer, called Windows Explorer. The default location of the task bar is always at the bottom of your screen. It is possible, however, to move the task bar to any one of the other three sides of your screen, depending on your personal preference. If you've accidentally moved the location of the task bar and would like to return it to is default location, you can do so in seconds.

Right-click the task bar. Make sure "Lock the Task Bar" is not checked. If it is, click it once to remove the check. This will allow you to freely move the location of your task bar.

Click the task bar with your left mouse button. Do not release your left mouse button.

Drag your mouse down to the bottom of your monitor screen. This will move the task bar back to its default location at the bottom of your screen. Release your left mouse button.

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