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3 Tips for Customizing the Windows 10 Taskbar

2017-06-27

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The taskbar has been perhaps a core part of the Windows user experience, which gives you a quick access to running applications, pinned icons and various services. Here's how to make the taskbar work for you.
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Without a doubt, the taskbar is the most commonly and frequently accessed element in windows. Laying at the bottom of the computer screen, taskbar provides you an easy way to access to start button, pinned icons, windows update and so on. But now more and more users want the things to be arranged in their own way, here we will guide you how to customize the taskbar in windows 10. 


Pin or Unpin application


You can pin programs to your taskbar so that you will make a quick access to them frequently. 


Open the Start menu, and find the application that you want to pin to the taskbar. Then go to “More” and choose “Pin to taskbar”. Of course, you can also drag and drop the application icon to the taskbar directly if you like. 


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While if you want to remove the pinned application from the taskbar, just right-click on it and select “Unpin from Taskbar”.


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Move taskbar to the top, right or left of the screen


By default, the taskbar located at the bottom of the screen in widows 10, but you can move it to the top, right or left of the screen as you like. 


Right-click on any empty of the taskbar and choose “taskbar settings”. Then scroll down and you will find the “Taskbar location on screen”, here you can choose where to locate your taskbar. 


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Change the color of the taskbar


Black is the default color of the taskbar in Windows 10, if you want to change the color, open the “Settings” and choose “Personalization”.


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Choose a color that you like and make sure to choose “Show accent color on the following surface” in settings and then go for “start, taskbar, and action center”.


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If you have your own taskbar customization tips, welcome to drop a comment below.