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Q&A: Is it possible to have Windows taskbar on the side and still have the start menu on the bottom?

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Is it possible to have Windows taskbar on the side and still have the start menu on the bottom?

I moved my windows taskbar to the right side and even tried the left side but the start menu icon moves to the top of the screen. I would like to have the taskbar on the side but I want the start menu at the bottom of the taskbar and the clock at the top. It just needs to be flipped.

Is this even possible?

I am running Windows 7

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Answer by Colanth
Since he start menu’s parent is the taskbar, no. You can move your body to the other side of the room, but your left arm goes with it. To move your body to the other side of the room, but leave your left arm on this side requires major surgery (rewriting parts of Windows).

Regarding The Windows Taskbar
windows taskbar
Image by Ben Ward
I grumble at the taskbar at the best of times. But I especially hate this trick that it pulls just when I choose to work with a lot of applications.

Grrraaaargh.

It might be fair to say that I’m having a bad day with Windows. The only apps I can say anything positive about are iTunes and Salling Clicker. They’re both Mac ports.

Windows 7 Taskbar Highlighting
windows taskbar
Image by Navarr
The taskbar of Windows 7 (and the way it highlights)

For some reason the start bar’s highlighting wasn’t recorded by the software.

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