Written by Eric Wyatt (last updated December 20, 2021)
With Windows 11, Microsoft introduced some new changes. One of the most significant and most noticeable changes is how the Taskbar behaves. Previous iterations of the Windows operating system have the Start menu displayed to the left of the Taskbar. With the Start menu to the left, Windows 10 would display app icons to the right, starting next to the Start menu. Windows 11 has moved the Start menu to the center of the Taskbar, with app icons still placed to the right of the Start menu.
For many, this new look is acceptable. For others, this new updated look is not so welcome. If you prefer to have the Start menu back to the left, Windows 11 has a simple way to make this change.
With this simple change, you can modify the Taskbar from its new default centered setting to the previous style, left-aligned.
This tip (12709) applies to Windows 11.
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