Windows 11 has a completely new look and a slew of new features. The taskbar in Windows 11 is the most significant change. Microsoft has moved the Start button and other taskbar items to the center of the taskbar. The Start menu remains in the center of the screen, near the taskbar, even when you open it.
While the majority of Windows users are pleased with the changes, some, such as myself, may be disappointed. We had all seen left-aligned start menu and taskbar items from the beginning of Windows until Windows 10. A sudden change may distract a few workers, so they may wish to return to their previous position.
Although center-aligned taskbar icons resemble Apple’s Mac, some users may prefer to return to the Windows 10 taskbar and Start button. This will assist you in moving all taskbar icons to the left side if you are addicted to Windows 10-like Start menu and taskbar items.
The taskbar icons are aligned to the center by default, but there is an option to move them to the left. This means that using a third-party tool to move all taskbar items to the left side of the taskbar is no longer necessary. On Windows 11, you’ll need to use the settings app to move the taskbar items to the left side.
How do I Align Taskbar Items to the Left in Windows 11?
- Press the Windows + I keys on the keyboard at the same time to launch the Settings app.
- From the left sidebar of Windows Settings, select the Personalization category.
- On the Personalization settings page, on the right side, select the Taskbar tab.
- Click the Taskbar behaviors to expand it.
- From the “Taskbar alignment” dropdown menu, select the Left option.
That is all there is to it. On the Windows 11 Taskbar, all icons, including the Start button, will immediately move to the left. The Start button on the taskbar will also open to the left side of the screen when you click it.
When you want to move the taskbar items to their original location (center aligned), repeat the above steps, and in step 5, select the Center option.