Centering windows 10 taskbar icons has no inherent reason since the default positioning works perfectly. However, some users will center their taskbar icon with aesthetics in mind. Centered icons have a more balanced and symmetrical look which some people will prefer. Centered icons also bring consistency to the plate. This is useful if one switches between mac and windows often. If you fall under the aesthetics category, this article will show you how to center taskbar icons on windows 10.

Let's see how to do it.

Centering Taskbar Icons

By default, windows 10 icons are left aligned. You can change this by following the steps below.

  • Hover over an empty space on the taskbar and right-click to open additional taskbar properties.

  • Make sure that "Lock the taskbar" is deselected.


  • Once that is done, right click the taskbar again and hover your mouse over the "Toolbars" option. This will show more options. Under these options, select Links to check it.


    If the above steps are followed correctly, you should see two vertical lines on the left side of Links.


  • The next step is to move the your cursor over the two vertical lines. Click and drag the lines to the left of the taskbar past the icons.

    This should snap the Links to the far left of the taskbar.

  • Now drag the two vertical lines on the right of Links to the right.

    This should push the icons to the whichever position you prefer on the taskbar.

  • Once you have the icons where you need them, right-click on an empty space on the taskbar and select "Lock the taskbar" from the menu.


    This should remove the two vertical lines from the taskbar.

  • Finally, to remove Links from the taskbar, open taskbar settings and under Combine taskbar icons, select, Always, hide labels.


That is all there is to centering taskbar icons on windows 10. If you are more into customizations, you can purchase Stardock's Start11 tool or Taskbar X for a free option.

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