How to Adjust the Taskbar Settings in Windows 10

Dave LeClair 15-04-2016

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However, when Microsoft makes an update to Windows, things get moved around. A tweak you thought was in one place will suddenly not be there anymore — and one thing everyone should absolutely know is how to adjust settings for the taskbar.

There are two methods now. The first one only works if your PC has at least Windows 10 build 14271 or above (you’ll need to be in the preview program When Does Windows 10 Come Out, How Can You Get It & What Happens to the Technical Preview? Windows 10 is coming soon. Still confused about how the upgrade will work and wondering about the timeline? We have some answers, although more questions remain. Read More to have this version at the moment). Check what build you have before you go digging in the settings!


Method One: First, open the Settings app. Then, click System, followed by Taskbar on the menu on the left. Again, this method will only work with build 14271 or newer. However, it will roll out in the next major Windows 10 update, so it’s helpful to know where to find the taskbar settings now.

Method Two: If you don’t have the new version of Windows 10, you can get access to the settings by right-clicking on the taskbar and then clicking Properties. From there, you can change things How to View Installed Apps in Windows 10 in Grid Mode Got too many apps in your Windows 10 apps list? Here's how to view them in a grid and get them under control. Read More  like when it auto-hides, how it looks, and so on.


How do you use the Windows 10 Task Bar? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Anonymous
    April 15, 2016 at 11:53 am

    The thing I like with Windows 10 is if you use dual monitors, like I do, the task bar shows up on both monitors and are both usable. I mean what is ever in the task bar is clickable and will open up. The only things that don't show up in the task bar on the #2 monitor is the time and date and hidden icons and such. I have had a couple of glitches with Win 10 but nothing to really complain about.