Here’s How to Center Windows 10 Taskbar Icons Like Windows 11

Microsoft recently made Windows 11 official. One of the striking features of Windows 11 that caught the attention of many is the center taskbar icons. As always, this new design change will be liked by some, while others will take time adjusting to it. This guide is for those who like the new centered taskbar icons. Here we show you the steps to center your Windows 10 taskbar icons just like Windows 11.

Center Windows 10 Taskbar Icons

1. Right-click on the Taskbar. From the list of options that appears, deselect the “Lock the taskbar” option.

Windows 10 Taskbar Icons Lock

2. Right-click on the Taskbar again. This time, you need to head over to “Toolbars” and select the “Links” option.

Windows 10 Taskbar Icons Links

3. For the third time, right-click on the Taskbar and ensure that both the “Show Text” and “Show title” options are ticked.

Windows 10 Taskbar Icons Center

4. You will see “Links” on the right side of the Taskbar with two vertical lines in front of it.

Links Option Taskbar

5. Click and drag the two vertical “Links” lines all the way to the left side of the Taskbar. Doing this will shift all the pinned icons on the Taskbar to move over to the right side.


6. Right-click on the Taskbar and deselect the options “Show Text” and “Show title.”

Windows 10 Taskbar Icons Deselect

7. You will notice that the “Links” text will be gone from the Taskbar.

Links Gone Taskbar

8. Drag the two vertical lines in front of the pinned icons and place them in the center of the Taskbar. Once they are placed at the center, right-click on the Taskbar and finally click on the “Lock the taskbar” option.

Lock The Taskbar

9. That’s it! You have successfully centered the Windows 10 taskbar icons imitating the Windows 11 look.

Windows 11 Style Windows 10 Taskbar

Wrapping Up

With the above trick, you will be able to center the Windows 10 taskbar just like Windows 11. If your taskbar is not working, follow the methods here to fix the issue. Alternatively, check whether your PC is compatible with Windows 11.