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How to Restore the Toolbar to the Top of the Screen

Updated February 21, 2017

The Windows operating system allows you to move your main desktop toolbar to any of the four sides of your computer monitor. By default, this toolbar will be placed at the bottom of your screen. You can place the toolbar at the top of the screen by first making sure the toolbar isn't locked and then physically moving it to the location of your choice using your computer's mouse.

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  1. Right click the toolbar in its current location on your Windows desktop. Make sure that the phrase "Lock the taskbar" is not checked. If it is checked, click it one time. This removes the check.

  2. Click with your left mouse button on the toolbar at the bottom of your desktop. Hold down your left mouse button.

  3. Drag your mouse cursor to the top of your monitor. The toolbar will go along with it. Release your mouse button to leave your toolbar at the top of the screen.

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Stephen Lilley

Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.

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