For as long as I can remember, the iconichas always been in the bottom left corner of my PC’s screen. It’s a predictable location for a button that’s a critical piece of navigating your computer, but in , Microsoft has redesigned the taskbar. With the starting Oct. 5, all of your taskbar icons — including the Start menu– will default to being centered on your computer’s display.
But fear not! Thethat anyone with a can install allows you to move the Start button, along with the rest of your taskbar, to its tried-and-true location. We’ll show you how to do it.
By the way, not all PCs will be able towhen it’s released. You can to check if your PC meets all of the requirements. And if you , you may not have to. That is, .
How to move the Windows 11Start menu back to the left
There are several different ways to get to the Settings app. You can either press the Windows key and the letter I at the same time, or click the Start button and click the Settings gear icon in the Pinned apps section. Another option is to open the Start menu and start typing “Settings.” There are, of course, other ways to get there, but I think you get the point.
With the Settings app open, click on Personalization in the list of options on the left side of the window. Scroll down until you see the Taskbar option and click on it. Once there, scroll to the bottom of the options where you’ll find Taskbar behaviors and click the Taskbar Alignment dropdown that currently says Center; change it to Left.
And just like that, the Start menu and the rest of your taskbar items are shifted all the way to the left side of your screen just like it’s always been.
Remember, not every PC that runs Windows 10 will. Here’s how . There are plenty of new features coming to Windows 11, .