How to move the toolbar

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  • How to move the taskbar

    If your intent is to move the taskbar of the operating system in use on your PC (Windows o MacOS), what you have to do is consult - and put into practice - the procedures that I will show you in the next chapters.

    Move the Windows taskbar

    On PCs with an operating system Windows, you can move the taskbar, which by default is at the bottom but can be moved in any direction, in a very simple way.



    First, if you have a PC with Windows 10, you can act directly from the operating system settings panel. Therefore, press the key Home  (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen) and click on theicona dell'ingranaggio, which you find in the box that is shown to you. Alternatively, use the key combination Win+[i].

    Once this is done, you will be shown the panel screen Settings Windows. What you need to do is reach for the voices Personalization> Taskbar, to access the section through which you can change the behavior of the Windows taskbar.

    Now, scroll down the screen and locate the wording Location of the taskbar on the screen. Using the drop-down menu below, then choose whether to place this bar To the left, Up, To the right or Down.

    You can also decide to hide the taskbar by moving up ON La Levetta to Fianco della Dicitura Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode. By doing so, the bar will be hidden and will be shown to you every time you place the mouse on the edge of the desktop where it is located.



    In general, the taskbar can be moved to any version of Windows, acting directly from the configuration panel of the bar itself. In this case, you just need to right-click on it to display the contextual menu for customization.

    Among the items that are shown to you, click on the one named Lock the taskbar, to remove the check mark. Once this is done, left click on an area of 鈥嬧媡he bar where there are no icons and hold down this mouse button.

    While holding the key down, then perform a mouse movement towards the right, left or top edge of the desktop to move the bar in these directions. It was easy, wasn't it?

    Move the macOS taskbar

    If you have a Mac, know that you can move the taskbar, also called Dock, acting from the macOS settings panel or dragging it to the position you prefer.

    In the first case, click on thebitten apple icon, at the top left of the top bar, and select the item System preference from the menu that opens. From the icons you see, tap on the one named Dock, to display the screen for customizing this bar.

    To change the position of the Dock through this panel, you simply have to select one of the options present next to the wording Position on the screen, choice between To the left, Down or To the right. If you have done what I have indicated to the letter, the macOS Dock will be moved to one of the positions indicated by you.



    In case you want to drag the bar directly, without using the macOS settings panel, you just need to keep the key pressed shift (o uppercase) and in the meantime click, while keeping both the mouse and keyboard keys pressed, on the dividing line between the apps on the Dock.

    With both keys pressed, then move the mouse towards one of the edges of the macOS desktop, in order to move the bar to the left, to the right or to reposition it at the bottom. Convenient, right?

    I warn you that both the Dock and the top menu bar can be hidden, so that these bars are only shown on mouse over. To do this on the Dock, open the panel System preference, select the voice Dock and check the box Show and hide automatically.

    To hide the menu bar, however, always from the panel System preference, select the voice Generali and activate the box next to the wording Automatically show and hide the menu bar.


    How to move the toolbar down

    Some software is equipped with a toolbar (not to be confused with the menu bar), which allows you to access functionalities to manage the work within the program itself. For example, the famous software Adobe Photoshop, is equipped with this bar that contains tools for selecting, drawing, filling and deleting elements, just to name a few.

    To move the toolbar to Photoshop, all you have to do is click on it and, keeping the mouse button pressed, move it to one of the margins (the right or the left one) to anchor it. You can also place it anywhere on the screen, in case you don't want to keep it fixed on the sides of the screen.


    Other Adobe software, such as Illustration o InDesign, have a toolbar similar to that of Photoshop. Even in these cases, by dragging it, you can move it to any position on the screen or dock it to the side edges of the software.

    In Adobe Premiere Proinstead, all the bars (including the tool bars) are docked and you can move them by dragging them into the highlighted boxes that are shown to you in the various modules. Alternatively, by right clicking on the toolbar, choose the option Undock panel, to move it to any position on the screen.

    If, on the other hand, you are wondering if you can move the toolbar to Word, Excel or other suite programs Office, I'm sorry to inform you that this is not possible. The tabbed panel, called Ribbon, which contains all the tools of these software, can only remain at the top; at most it can be minimized when the mouse cursor is not on it, by double clicking on any of the tabs.

    As regards, however, OpenOffice o LibreOffice, the two best free alternatives to Microsoft Office, in them there are some flexible toolbars, marked by the icon of dots on the side, which can be moved down or up simply by dragging the mouse, starting from the icon of the dots in question.

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