By default, Windows 11 starts with your taskbar icons centered in the middle of your screen. If you want the icons to stay on the left side of your taskbar instead, it’s easy to fix that in Settings. Here’s how.

First, open Settings. To do this quickly, press Windows + i on your keyboard or click on the Start menu and select the “Settings” gear icon, which is pinned to the top of the menu by default.

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When Settings opens, click “Personalization” in the sidebar, then select “Taskbar.”

In Windows 11 settings, click on “Personalization”, then on “Taskbar”.

In the taskbar settings, click on “Taskbar behaviors”.

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A list of options will appear. Click the drop-down menu next to “Taskbar alignment”.

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From the “Taskbar Alignment” menu that appears, select “Left”.

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Immediately, the taskbar icons will line up on the left side of your screen.

Close the settings and you are good to go. If you change your mind and want to center the Windows 11 taskbar icons, open Settings and go to Personalization > Taskbar again, then set “Taskbar alignment” to “Center”.

So far, Windows 11 offers limited taskbar settings (such as moving the taskbar to another side of the screen), but that may change in a future update. Good luck!