The taskbar in Windows 11 has undergone some significant aesthetic modifications, but the alterations are more than simply cosmetic. Many taskbar settings have been deleted by Microsoft. Whether you like it or not, Windows 11’s taskbar is permanently positioned at the bottom.

People initially observed this in a leaked Windows 11 build, but because it wasn’t the final version, it was fair to assume it was simply incomplete. However, given that Windows 11 is obviously based on Windows 10, it was an odd item to have missing.

More information on Windows 11 is becoming available now that it has been officially released. The taskbar in Windows 11 can only be positioned at the bottom of the screen, according to Microsoft’s list of deprecated features. That is all there is to it.

Windows has had a bottom taskbar by default from the beginning, but it has also enabled you to move it all the way back to Windows 95. Whether or not you use that feature, Windows has undergone a significant shift.

We like rearranging our taskbars!

I’m on record as believing that the taskbar belongs on the left side of the screen. In both mathematical and practical terms, I’ve stated my rationale. I believe it is the logical option, especially if you have a widescreen display, as many of us have today.

Why Should Your Windows Taskbar Always Be on the Left?

Removing the ability to move the taskbar does not make sense to me. Some argue that having too many personalization options may be daunting, but I don’t think that’s true in this instance. It was never truly a “choice” in the first place.

By default, the taskbar has always been at the bottom of the screen. It was never made a choice for users during setup, and it was never mentioned as an option when seeing the desktop for the first time. Many others, I’m sure, were unaware that it could be relocated. You would only alter your location if you had a strong desire to do so and actively sought out the opportunity.

For the sake of simplicity, I don’t view this as eliminating a customizable choice. Because, despite the removal of the taskbar placement choice by Microsoft, the Start Button and icons on the taskbar are now centred on Windows 11. What’s more, guess what? There is a way to alter this.

I can see why the taskbar menu that displays when you right-click should be simplified. There are numerous options in Windows 10.But why take the option out of the settings entirely? This is particularly true now that Microsoft has introduced a new taskbar option. Simply bury these items for the individuals that need them.

Users who wish to rearrange the taskbar in Windows 11 will have to use third-party software. There’s a sizable software industry centred on modifying Windows settings. Moving the taskbar is now another item that will need the use of third-party applications.

Microsoft, it doesn’t have to be this way.