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How do I restore the Taskbar to the default (bottom) position?

Sometimes, the Taskbar may get misplaced/docked on to the top or the sides. To revert it back to the default bottom position, follow these steps:

  • Right-click an empty area in the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar option
  • Click on the middle area of the taskbar (it should be an empty area) and drag it towards the bottom by clicking the mouse button and bringing it down.

    Note: The Taskbar will not move along as you move the mouse. But, after you move the mouse to the bottom most area of the screen, the Taskbar will dock itself to the bottom.
  • Once moved, right-click the Taskbar and enable Lock the Taskbar option.

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