When Can We Have a Movable Taskbar?


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Greets Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone has heard about the future of a movable taskbar feature, like how it is in Windows 10 but for some crazy reason was omitted from WIndows 11? I do not populate the taskbar with too many items and I would prefer to have more vertical real estate verses horizontal. Especially since the ratio favors the latter, unless you use a square monitor. Is there such a thing?

I had read on a forum somewhere, where a MSVP had posted that it was in the works for a future update so I am still hopeful. AND I am hoping that Microsoft has learned by now that many PC users have multiple monitors, and they could be of different types. I use 3 large monitors and two smaller touch screens, and it would be nice if each one had its own personalization features, like touch screen enable/disable/calibration. And separate backgrounds that either change OR DO NOT change individually.

I realize this is not needed by everyone, and it is hard to please them all. But from what I have seen and heard, these features would be received favorably by a large group of users, I myself being one of them who is waiting patiently.

And no, I do not wish to use the registry hack I have seen out there. It has been discovered that the ability has expanded from allowing just moving to the top, to moving the taskbar to the left or right as well. The taskbar does not function correctly when used this way however, so until it is supported without issues, it's not viable to me.

Thank you for your time! Have a great day!
 
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I am ok with the taskbar at the bottom. We all, as you say, have our preferences. If i felt it was a hindrance to available desktop space, then I would take the extra option of hiding it when not in use
Again, from my own usage, I prefer the extra width to the alternative extra vertical space. Possibly I am prejudiced, as I have little use for the taskbar anyway
 
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As a youtuber I used to just quickly move the taskbar from my main monitor to my secondary monitor whenever I needed to record / screen capture the main screen without the taskbar. In windows 11 I have to constantly enable and disable auto hide to get around this. It's getting tedious and it's quite annoying not being able to just drag to move it like in windows 10.
 
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Greets Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone has heard about the future of a movable taskbar feature, like how it is in Windows 10 but for some crazy reason was omitted from WIndows 11? I do not populate the taskbar with too many items and I would prefer to have more vertical real estate verses horizontal. Especially since the ratio favors the latter, unless you use a square monitor. Is there such a thing?

I had read on a forum somewhere, where a MSVP had posted that it was in the works for a future update so I am still hopeful. AND I am hoping that Microsoft has learned by now that many PC users have multiple monitors, and they could be of different types. I use 3 large monitors and two smaller touch screens, and it would be nice if each one had its own personalization features, like touch screen enable/disable/calibration. And separate backgrounds that either change OR DO NOT change individually.

I realize this is not needed by everyone, and it is hard to please them all. But from what I have seen and heard, these features would be received favorably by a large group of users, I myself being one of them who is waiting patiently.

And no, I do not wish to use the registry hack I have seen out there. It has been discovered that the ability has expanded from allowing just moving to the top, to moving the taskbar to the left or right as well. The taskbar does not function correctly when used this way however, so until it is supported without issues, it's not viable to me.

Thank you for your time! Have a great day!
Every time I get an update I check to see if I can move the darn task bar. It's so annoying at the bottom of the screen. I'm always popping it up with my mouse when I'm working on other tasks. I find it so annoying that I didn't upgrade my other PCs from Windows 10.

I did try the hack but after an update, I had other problems so had to remove the hack.
 

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Greetings everyone with front teeth! Why do I suspect that in the next update (which should be today) we will see the movable Taskbar.
 
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You should take a look at RocketDock.
It's a taskbar that lets you open everything with one click, you can customize it and put it where ever you want.
I have used it since back in Windows 98 I think.

I usually keep my task bar hidden and put my important stuff on RocketDock.
The task bar should have an option to always stay in the back. I have a graphics program that has things I need to click on right at the bottom.

Even when hidden, it will pop up if I get the cursor too close just when I don't want it to.


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I don't know why I suddenly showed up as a new member. LOL
 

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I think you're correct! I'm not only disappointed but totally humiliated. Since moving the Taskbar is not important to Microsoft, do you not think it will be fixed in the next update?
 

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I think you're correct! I'm not only disappointed but totally humiliated. Since moving the Taskbar is not important to Microsoft, do you not think it will be fixed in the next update?
Not in the next one, or the next one, or the next one..., and if they can get away with it, not ever!
 
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Every time I get an update I check to see if I can move the darn task bar. It's so annoying at the bottom of the screen. I'm always popping it up with my mouse when I'm working on other tasks. I find it so annoying that I didn't upgrade my other PCs from Windows 10.

I did try the hack but after an update, I had other problems so had to remove the hack.
 
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Fantastic! I never move the thing anyway since it's just too much of a task.
I have never had any use for it being anywhere except the bottom. Only thing I hate about the "11" taskbar is that you have to rig it to get your start button to the left side, and you can't do ANYTHING with it. No color, no sizing, nothing! So, moving it all over "tarnation" is the least of my dislikes with it.
 

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To have the Taskbar at the top of the screen for me, I might as well have it half way up the screen. Why do you feel Microsoft will never give us back the options on this Taskbar as we had them in Windows 10?
 
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I will give it a try. Thank you!
I hope that this tool considers multiple monitors. I like to keep the taskbar on the bottom of the screen ONLY on my portrait oriented monitor.
 
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