Alltech IT Solutions Blog

Tip of the Week: Windows 10 Taskbar Tips

Tip of the Week: Windows 10 Taskbar Tips

There are many aspects that go into making effective use of your office workstation, and one of them is utilizing the features that come with your Windows operating system. There is a lot to cover on that front, but one of the simpler ways your business can leverage its workstations more effectively is through its taskbar. You’ll be able to save time and customize your workstation to best suit your needs.

Quick Access to Apps

You may have noticed this, but you can access applications by clicking on their icons in the taskbar. However, you might need to add icons to the taskbar, as the ones you use most often might not be there by default. To pin an application to the taskbar, all you need to do is search for it with the Search bar, then right click it in the results. Select Pin to Taskbar and it should appear. You can use the same process to unpin an application from the taskbar.

Customizing Your Taskbar

You have lots of control over your taskbar. Here are some of the best ways to customize the taskbar to suit your needs.

Change the Color

To change the color of the taskbar, follow these steps: 1) Right-click on the taskbar and click Taskbar Settings. 2) Click on Colors on the right-hand side of the screen. 3) Select the color and check the box that says Show accent color on the following surfaces; Start, Taskbar, and Action Center.

Change the Taskbar’s Location

You can move the taskbar to any side of the screen you want, including the left, right, top, or bottom of the screen. Under the Taskbar Settings, just select your preferred option from the dropdown menu.

Customize the Icons That Appear on the Taskbar

There are plenty of options to customize the applications that appear on your taskbar. You can drag and drop an application from your desktop to the taskbar, or you can pin any open app to the taskbar by right clicking the icon and selecting Pin to taskbar.

You can also drag a file, like a PDF or Word document, down to the taskbar. This will add the application that opens that file would use to open with, and it’s handy if you have several common documents that need to be opened.

Rearrange Your Taskbar Icons

You can click and drag your icons on the taskbar to reorder them as needed. You can also assign them to groups for easy management.

The Notifications Area

We’re sure you’ve noticed that there are several icons in the corner of your taskbar. There are many things you can do with these, including pinning contacts to your taskbar, checking your battery life/settings, and your current wired or wireless connection. You can also control your volume and view your device’s clock. To access settings for these icons, just click on the icon and follow the options as they appear.

For more information on how you can take even further advantage of your technology and devices, be sure to subscribe to Alltech IT Solutions’s blog.

Hack Enabled by NSA-Developed Tool
Microsoft Pulling the Plug on Support for Key OS T...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Saturday, June 06 2020

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Authentication Managed IT Services Politics Alerts Spyware WiFi PowerPoint Bandwidth iPhone Cost Management disposal Online Shopping Access Control CrashOverride Memes GDPR Hard Drive Staff Hosted Solution Microsoft Office How To Mobile Devices Telecommuting Emoji Data loss Network Security Fleet Management eCommerce Battery The Internet of Things Distribution Bitcoin Mobile Device Government HaaS Data Recovery Education Information Profitability Social Network Samsung Windows Server 2008 R2 Conferencing Cabling Business Intelligence Outsourced IT Threats Downloads Saving Money Hardware Tech Support RAM Maintenance Medical IT Remote Workers Cryptocurrency Avoiding Downtime Regulation Amazon Storage Television Internet Explorer Virus Health Webcam Company Culture Settings User Tip Firewall Recovery Movies Phone System Encryption Google Drive Vendor Management A.I. Employer-Employee Relationship Microsoft Office 365 Wearables Gmail Management Authorization Disaster Recovery Live Streaming Network Copy Net Neutrality Value OneNote Website Remote Computing Knowledge Workplace Tips Managed Service Scalability VoIp Software Budget Inventory IT Support Lead Generation Staffing Payment Cards Holiday Managed IT Services Laptop Proactive IT IaaS Dongle Communication Save Money Yahoo Hackers Search Twitter Scams Operating System Analytics Windows 10 Physical Security Security Cameras Environment Content Filtering Artificial Intelligence Database Users Gadgets Workers Business Technology Vulnerability Employer Employee Relationship Profiles Printer Unified Threat Management Remote Current Events HIPAA Wi-Fi Smart Technology Comparison Cybercrime Alert Human Resources Multi-Factor Security Websites Hybrid Cloud Chrome OS Applications Computer Apps Spam Law Enforcement Hacker Wireless Charging Co-Managed IT Sales Thank You Excel Information Technology File Sharing Browser Tech Terms Display Automobile Voice over IP Gadget Sports Smartphone Server Marketing News Word Microsoft Hard Disk Drive Entertainment Tip of the week Reporting Hosted Solutions Troubleshooting Licensing Email Antivirus Holidays Analysis Automation Managed IT Service Safety Cloud Streaming Media Privacy Processors Updates Telephone Systems G Suite Hard Drives Chrome IT Instagram Autocorrect Data Protection Project Management Digital Touchscreen Data Worker Mobile Security WannaCry Telephone System Financial Time Management Cybersecurity Ransomware Cloud Computing Social Media Threat Bring Your Own Device National Security Mobility Internet Employees Two-factor Authentication Leadership IT Management Spam Blocking BDR Payment Emergency Synergy e-waste Tech Term Files Managing Stress Certification Virtual Assistant Managed Services Provider User Tips Tactics Connectivity Network Attached Storage Compliance Insurance Best Practices Scam Dark Web Big Data Risk Management Dark Data Managed IT Unified Communications Malware Cortana Credit Cards Data Security Efficiency Productivity Shadow IT Business Collaboration IT Support Electronic Health Records Vendor Help Desk Office 365 Voice over Internet Protocol Customer Service Miscellaneous Training Paper Shortcut Internet of Things Access Password Ink DDoS File Management Technology Tips Hosted Desktop HP Passwords Hacking Windows XP Business Management VPN Tip of the Week Windows 7 Telephony Microsoft Teams instant Messaging WhatsApp Freedom of Information Blockchain Work/Life Balance Patch Management Apple Video Security Spotify Data Breach Remote Control Personal Information Document Management Tablet App Millennials Solid State Drive Trends Virtual Private Network Specifications Email Management Multi-Factor Authentication Employee-Employer Relationship Cleaning Biometrics eWaste Humor Business Computing Data Backup VoIP Small Business Data Management E-Commerce Virtual Reality Router Wireless Congratulations Office BYOD Google Printers Update Retail Mobile Phishing Edge Taskbar Mobile Device Management Outlook Windows 10 Remote Support Customer Relationship Management Vulnerabilities Backup and Disaster Recovery Plug-In Machine Learning Paste IT Services Recycling SaaS Covid-19 Printing Facebook Paperless Office Communications Error Smartphones Virtualization Managed Service Provider Networking Printer Server Computer Care Quick Tips Technology Telecommute Mobile Office Going Green Cables Server Management Hiring/Firing Office Tips Productivity Money Travel Android SSD Wireless Internet Batteries Innovation Processor Benchmarks Business Continuity Botnet User Security IT budget Video Games Windows Scheduling Backup Computers Healthcare Remote Monitoring Upgrade Gaming Console Google Maps Remote Monitoring and Management Eliminating Downtime