With the leaked Windows 11 build circulating the internet and everyone checking it out, some people may choose to avoid such leaked information and wait for the official Windows 11 release. While they wait, some people would like to have some of the Windows 11 features, particularly the redesigned taskbar, on their Windows 10 systems. As a result, we’ve prepared a helpful guide for you. This article will show you how to achieve a taskbar that looks like Windows 11 on Windows 10. In Windows 10, you may align the Taskbar to the center.
One of the most noticeable changes in Windows 11 is the new centrally located taskbar and start menu. Of course, if you don’t like the new change, you may move it back to the left. But, if the change is beneficial, who doesn’t like it? Everyone is eager to test out Windows 11’s new user interface. You can always customize your Windows 10 system to seem more like Windows 11 by adding new Windows 11 wallpapers and making minor adjustments. Let’s look at How to get Windows 11 Style Taskbar on Windows 10 computer.
How to get Windows 11 Taskbar on Windows 10
There are two freeways to get the Windows 11 taskbar on your Windows 10 system. Out of these two, only one method requires you to make use of a free third-party program. And the other method will let you customize your Windows 10 taskbar without any app. Let’s start with the simple method to get Windows 11 like taskbar on Windows 10.
Change Taskbar Settings to get Windows 11 Taskbar
This technique takes advantage of all of the options that come included with Windows 10. It will also work if you have Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 installed on your computer.
- First things first you will have to unlock the taskbar. It’s quite simple. Simply right-click on the taskbar and unselect the Lock the Taskbar. If the taskbar is locked you will see a checkmark next to it.
- Right-click the taskbar again and select Toolbars > Links. You will see this Links toolbar (||) placed at the right side of your taskbar.
- Now, next to the recently created toolbar, you will see a set of parallel lines. Simply click and drag it to the left side of the taskbar (drag it to the last on left side).
- Once you’ve done that, you will see another set of parallel lines or the divider next to the icons pinned to the taskbar. Simply click and drag it to the center of the taskbar (align it as per icons on your taskbar).
- When you’ve finalized and fixed the position, simply lock the taskbar by right-clicking the taskbar and selecting Lock the Taskbar. If you see the Link text in then right-click on it and hide text & title (you need to unlock the taskbar when you want to change it).
By right-clicking the taskbar and concealing the search icon, Cortana button, task view button, Windows Inkspace button, touch keyboard button, and People icon, you can make it feel more like a Windows 11 taskbar. Also, on the right side, move icons (WiFi, Battery, etc.) to the arrow that includes hidden icons.
The Windows 11 taskbar is now available on Windows 10, 8, and 8.1 computers.
Use Taskbar X to get Windows 11 Taskbar
Here’s a link to a free app that does the same thing as the prior way. It’s just that everything can be accomplished with a single click.
- Get the taskbar X app. You can find it for free on Github. Or you can use this link to download Taskbar X.
- You have to extract the zip file by either using Winrar, WinZip, or even the built-in file extractor within Windows 10 itself.
- Now open up the extracted folder and run the Taskbar X configurator file.
- The app doesn’t require you to install it, it will simply run right away.
- Once the software opens, leave everything as it is and simply click on the Apply button. Your taskbar will shift to the new Windows 11 style.
- If you wish you can tweak the size, colors and whether you’d like to have a transparent taskbar. You have a lot of customization options to choose from.
- If for some reason you want to revert to the default Windows 10 taskbar simply open up the Taskbar X configurator and click on Uninstall. The program will then revert to the older Windows 10 taskbar style.
This software is also available in a premium edition on the Microsoft Store. There is no change, except that you will not receive updates automatically if you do not download the latest version from the GitHub website. You may also purchase the premium version to show your appreciation for the creators’ hard work.
With only a few days until Microsoft officially announces Windows 11, we may expect a lot more changes to the UI, performance, and other features. As a result, we may expect additional tools to assist us to transform the present Windows 10 Start menu into the future Windows 11-styled one.
That’s all there is to it for how to get the Windows 11 taskbar on Windows 10. These approaches have been tested and shown to be effective. Please let us know if you have any questions in the comments box.