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Move the Desktop's Taskbar Around the Screen

SUMMARY: Tired of the Windows 8 Desktop Taskbar appearing at the bottom? Why not move it to the top or another edge?

As with earlier versions of Windows, when you access the Desktop mode of Windows 8, the Taskbar by default appears at the familiar place - the bottom of the screen.

Would you like to move the Taskbar to the top of the screen similar to other operating systems? Or if you have a wide monitor, perhaps you prefer the Taskbar to appear at the left or right edge. Making this change is easy:

1. Right-click on an empty area of the Taskbar.

2. When the pop-up menu appears, choose "Properties".

3. The "Taskbar Properties" dialog box appears. Next to "Taskbar location on screen", click the pull-down and choose from "Bottom", "Left", "Right", or "Top".

4. Click "OK" to close the dialog box and save your settings.

Moving the Windows 8 Taskbar to the top of the screen

This tip is geared toward Windows 8 with a keyboard and mouse interface.

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