How to Make Taskbar Icons Align to Left in Windows 11

Windows 11 is now available for the Windows 10 users who are taking part in the Windows Insider Program. When you are a member of this free Insider program, you get early access to new releases of Windows before they are released publicly to the rest of the people.

If you have already installed Windows 11 Insider Preview edition on your PC then the first different thing you will notice is that the taskbar icons are centered. Until now, the taskbar icons have always been aligned to the left starting from Windows 95 to Windows 10. But on Windows 11, they are centered by default.

So if you want to bring back the old left aligned look in the taskbar, you can follow these steps:

  1. Press hotkey Win+I to open Windows settings.
  2. Select Personalization and then Taskbar.Left Align Taskbar on Windows 11
  3. Select Left from the dropdown listbox labeled Taskbar alignment.
  4. Now you can close the Windows settings.

Left Align Taskbar on Windows 11

This is how simple it is to change the the icons alignment for the taskbar on your Windows 11 PC. However, the setting has only two options “Center” and “Left”. You cannot change the alignment to “Right” which does not make sense to many of us but I am sure the option would make things more flexible and so many Windows users will be happy.

It is needless to mention that so many of the Personalization features are unlocked only after you have activate your copy of Windows 11. Activation of Windows 11 is very easy and can be done only using your Windows key since it is being offered as a free upgrade.

Since the above screenshot was taken on a Windows 11 Insider Preview edition, it might not look like this on the final release version of Windows 11. If you have not installed Windows 11 so far, you can  use an open-source tool called WinPass11 to help you guide through the installation on your existing PC.