How to Customize the Windows 10 Taskbar

Brief introduction of Windows 10 Taskbar
The Taskbar is the widely accessed tool of Windows operating system. Windows 10 taskbar tool works much like earlier versions of Windows, offering some unique new features of its own. If you love customizing your taskbar, here are the best ways to customize the Windows 10 taskbar.
Pin programs to the taskbar
The easiest way to customize your taskbar is by pinning various programs to it so that you can quickly access them. There are two ways to do this:
• Method 1: Run the app and follow the below procedure:
Launch the program either from “Start” button or an existing shortcut. Then, right-click the app icon which get displayed on-screen indicating that the application is running and click on “Pin to taskbar” option.
• Method 2: Directly pin the program from Start menu
This method does not require an application to be running. Just search the app that you want to pin on the “Start” menu and right-click that app to select “More” tab. Then, click on “Pin to taskbar” button. You can even drag the program icon to the taskbar.
Pin folder to the taskbar
Just like its predecessor, Windows 10 does not support pinning of folders to the taskbar. But, Microsoft had added the ability to pin folders in Windows 10 with a small workaround. Here are the step-by-step instructions in order to pin a folder to the Windows 10 taskbar:
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Step 1: Find the location of the folder
Go to the actual path of the folder that you want to pin to the Windows 10 taskbar.
Step 2: Pin folder to the Start menu
Right-click the folder that you wish to pin to the taskbar and select “Pin to start” icon
Step 3: Pin folder to the taskbar
Once the folder is in the “Start” menu, right-click it and choose “Pin to taskbar” tab
Add or remove Cortana search box from the taskbar
The Cortina search box takes considerable amount of space on the taskbar and might not be useful for searching on small screens. Even without Cortina, if your click Windows key and start typing, you will get the same search results. To remove the search box, right-click the “Taskbar” and select “Cortina” then click on “Hidden” tab. Here you can also click “Show” icon to have just search button on the taskbar.
Change the color of the taskbar
By default, black is the color of taskbar in Windows 10. To change the taskbar color, hold “Windows+I” to open the settings interface and click “Personalization” tab. Next, hit the “Color” icon and select one of the tiles to apply an accent color to the taskbar.
Move the Taskbar to a different location of the screen
In Windows 10, the default location of the taskbar is the bottom edge of the display. However, if you are using small screen devices, you have an option to move the taskbar on the top, right or left edge of a screen. To change the default position of the taskbar, follow these steps:
1. Right-click any empty area of the taskbar and select “Settings” tab.
2. Under “Taskbar settings” screen, find the “Taskbar location on screen” option from the drop-down menu.
3. Next, select Top, Right or Left option and hit “Apply” icon to save the changes.