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On Windows 10, the taskbar icons are left aligned by default. We have all experienced this practice for a long time. However, some Windows users want to center the icons on the taskbar. You can use a free launcher or dock, but you can also follow the tip described in this article. This placement is similar to macOS doc, which is located at the bottom center of the screen and is very convenient for accessing favorite or frequently used applications.
As you probably already know, Windows 10 makes it easy to change the alignment of icons on the taskbar. You can also use third-party tools to change the default icon alignment in the center of the taskbar. If you want to center the system tray icons in Windows 10, here is a step-by-step guide to making the change.
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1] Create a toolbar
You must create a dummy folder somewhere on your hard disk, for example D:Emp . However, the name and location of the file are not relevant.
Right-click the taskbar, select Toolbars -> New Toolbar. Select the new folder you created because a shortcut to the folder appears in the taskbar.
Repeat the last step, and you now have two shortcuts to your folder in the taskbar. Now right click on the taskbar and you will see option Lock taskbar, uncheck option to unlock taskbar.
Then drag one of the folder shortcuts created in the last step to the far left of the start button. Select the’Icons’ folder and drag it to the taskbar to center it.
Right-click a folder and uncheck the options Show title and Show text. Finally, right-click the taskbar and select Lock Taskbar to lock it. That’s it!!!!!!!!!!!! Now you know how to center the taskbar icons in Windows 10.
If you want to switch to the default Windows settings, right-click the taskbar, select Toolbar, then disable the shortcut folders in the taskbar.
2] Use Falcon10
You can also use Falcon10 to center icons on the taskbar, a free program that centers all icons on the taskbar, including pinned icons.
Once you install and run the program, it adds its icon to the taskbar. Double-click the icon to open the settings. A box displays the list of optimizations. You must select and activate the Icon option in the central taskbar.
This tool also provides options to move the start button to the center and hide the taskbar.
3] Using TaskDock
Taskdock is another free utility that does something similar to Falcon10. It gives the taskbar a little more of a dock as a feeling.
This nice little application reorganizes the taskbar application area by centering the toolbar. This application does not group configuration parameters. It only needs a double click to activate its function.
If you want to exit the setting, simply right-click the green circular icon in the taskbar. Right-click and you will be presented with an option to exit the application.
These are the 3 simple ways to center taskbar icons in Windows 10. Try them and share your experiences in the comments field below.