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Lock & Unlock Taskbar In Windows 10

The Windows 10 taskbar is highly customizable and full of variety, but a misclick can undo all of that. Find out how to lock/unlock the taskbar at will to avoid the mistake of making unintended changes.

The Windows 10 taskbar is highly customizable, much like its predecessors. You can adjust the length, orientation, icon placement, and other options on the taskbar with only a few clicks.

While some people tend to be clumsier than others when it comes to adjusting the taskbar, a few misclicks can undo your efforts and make you fix them.

Find out how to lock and unlock the taskbar with a few simple clicks in order to make or save changes that you worked so hard for, or if you want to further improve the layout or otherwise presentation of the taskbar.

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Lock / Unlock Windows 10 Taskbar

There a couple of ways to do this, and each way is easy as pie. So no need to worry about editing group policies, registry settings or anything complicated.

The recommended method is only a click away at all times!

Locking the taskbar.

All you have to do is right-click on any empty space on your taskbar and select the option of “Lock the taskbar” or “Lock all taskbars“. You will see the former if you have no additional display attached to your system such as a projector or a monitor, and the latter if you are attached to an external or extended display.

You will see the former if you have no additional display attached to your system such as a projector or a monitor, and the latter if you are attached to an external or extended display.

If you lock your taskbar on one desktop, it will lock across every other desktop that you have on Windows 10.

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This is especially useful if you are sharing the current system among other users on a single desktop. This setting prevents the orientation, length and other physical changes being made to the taskbar while it is in the locked state.

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