CenterTaskbar: Aligns Taskbar icons to Center on Windows 10

The Windows taskbar is a great way to access your essential programs and services like Bluetooth. By default, Windows 10 places the most important icons on the right side of the taskbar, while the center gives you all the space to pin your program icons. With the launch of Windows 11, Microsoft decided to align the taskbar items to the center of the screen. If you like the center-aligned taskbar icons and want to implement them on Windows 7/8/10, it is possible using a freeware tool, CenterTaskbar.

There aren’t many reasons to move your quick access icons to the center of the taskbar. The main reason is aesthetics, which makes Windows 10 look cleaner. Microsoft agrees with this view that the default position of the Start menu and taskbar icon on Windows 11 is the center.

But some people also value aesthetics and having a powerful computer to run resource-intensive programs. Plus, if you regularly switch between Mac and Windows, you also get some consistency in placing your taskbar (or Dock-in-Mac) icons. When Microsoft decided to remove the Start button from the taskbar in Windows 8, there was a real backlash. But there is something even more important to Windows than the Start button.

CenterTaskbar for Windows 10

Center Taskbar is a free tool that will help you center taskbar icons. Get it from GitHub. In addition to the Taskbar X utility, one can use the newly released CenterTaskbar program to center the taskbar icons in Windows 10. The CenterTaskbar program is compatible with the multi-monitor setup, supports vertical orientation, and uses the default Windows 10 animations.

Here, download this freeware tool from GitHub and double-click on the executable file to align the taskbar items to the center of the monitor. Then, the taskbar icons are center-aligned on the screen. Even there is a catch to this. There is no option yet to center the Start button and Search icon to the center.

So, add this program to the startup folder to keep the taskbar icons in the center position. For that, right-click on its icon on the notification tray and select the Start with Windows option. That’s it. When you restart your PC, taskbar icons will remain in the center permanently.

Download CenterTaskbar

CenterTaskbar is a free application and is compatible with Windows 10/8/7. You can download this tiny utility from here.

TaskDock for Windows 10

TaskDock is another freeware application for Windows 10/8/7 that allows you to center the taskbar icons with just a double-click of the mouse. Download this free tool from this link and extract its contents using any archiver tool to center the taskbar items. Then, double-click on this portable utility to center the taskbar.

Falcon10 for Windows 10

Falcon10 ( known as TaskbarX) is a free program designed to align icons to the center of the taskbar. The program, once installed, automatically centers all icons on the taskbar, including pinned icons. When the program runs, it adds its icon to the system tray. Just double-click on its system tray icon to open settings. Check the Center taskbar icons option to align taskbar icons to the center. You can download this little tool from GitHub.

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