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How to move the task bar in Windows 7

Personalise the OS to suit you

Microsoft's Window operating system offers plenty of ways to customise the interface of your PC. Windows 7 lets you change several aspects including the theme, desktop background and even screen resolution on your PC.  Furthermore, you can even move the location of the taskbar, which is traditionally found at the bottom of the screen. Instead Windows 7 lets you drag the taskbar to any of the four edges of your display. Here’s how to move the taskbar and subsequently that Start button in Windows 7.

Step one
To begin with you need to make sure the taskbar isn’t locked. To do this right-click on an empty section of the taskbar and check to see if there’s a check next to Lock the taskbar. If there is, click on it to remove the check mark.

Step two
Now click on an empty space in the taskbar again and drag the cursor to the edge you want the taskbar to appear on while holding the mouse button down. When the taskbar is in the location you require, let go of the mouse button.

Step three
To ensure the taskbar can not be moved or resized accidentally, right click on any empty space on the taskbar and click Lock the taskbar again to ensure it remains locked.

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