Lock or Unlock Taskbar in Windows 10 – 3 Different Tricks

Lock or Unlock Taskbar

How to lock or unlock taskbar in Windows 10? You might have this question in your mind.

Probably, this means, your Windows 10 taskbar got unlocked somehow and you want to lock it so it won’t move anywhere.

No worries, your issue will be resolved shortly. By the end of this article, you will know 3 different ways to get this task done in your Windows 10.

First of all, let us tell you the importance of taskbar because taskbar has a major toolbar of Windows.

Windows Taskbar is a special application of on the desktop of every Windows operating system. Windows taskbar is located in the bottom of the screen by default.

You can see, the Windows start menu located to its left following with pined or open application in it. Also, on the right side, notification area, date and time, favorite apps should be there.

Before we start and explain you the ways to lock or unlock Windows 10 taskbar, check below image that shows how a Windows 10 taskbar looks:

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Lock or Unlock Taskbar in Windows 10

In this article, we will show you the best three (3) options or ways to lock or unlock Windows 10 taskbar.

Therefore, you have a choice that you want to move it to the left, right or on the top of your screen by unlocking the taskbar else, you can lock it.

Option 1: By using Windows Taskbar

Option 2: From Windows 10 Settings App

Option 3: By Using Windows Registry

Option 1

Lock or Unlock by Using Windows 10 Taskbar

Navigate and move your mouse cursor on the taskbar, then, right-click on the taskbar to get options.

  1. Choose Lock the taskbar if you have single display
  2. Select Lock all taskbars if you have connected multiple displays

Option 2

Lock or Unlock by Using Windows 10 Settings App

While holding Win key press I (Win + I) to get Windows 10 Settings App. Navigate and click on Personalization.

Click Taskbar listed in the left pane. Use the toggle button to lock the Windows 10 taskbar or disable it.

Option 3

Lock or Unlock Windows 10 Taskbar from Registry

Another way is by doing with Windows registry.

Open Run dialog box with Win + R and type, regedit then, hit OK button to open Windows Registry Editor.

Follow the path given below:

It’s better to back up your registry before we modify or make any changes in it.


Locate DWORD TaskbarSizeMove and double-click on it to open. Finally, enter required registry value as shown below:

0 = Lock taskbar

1 = Unlock taskbar

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