The taskbar is quite important. More often than never, some frustrating circumstances may arise. Example, what if your friend or children who happens to use your computer completely changes all your saved settings in the taskbar? To avoid that, Windows offers the option of locking the taskbar. Locking the taskbar is a way to ensure that the changes you have made to the taskbar remain intact. In simple words, when you lock the taskbar, you cannot resize or move it. Here’s how to do it.
How to Lock or unlock the Taskbar in Windows 10, 8, and 7 ?
To lock or unlock the Windows taskbar, right-click any blank area on the taskbar, and select Lock the taskbar on the context menu.
To unlock the taskbar, right-click on it and select the checked Lock the taskbar item. The check mark will disappear.
How to Lock or unlock the Windows Taskbar From the Settings
Open Settings, and click on the Personalization icon. Click on the Taskbar from the left sidebar. Then, turn on the toggle present next to Lock the taskbar.
Lock or unlock the Taskbar via reg.file
1. Just download the taskbar-lock-unlock.zip file which located at the end of the page. ( Password: ceofix)
2. Extract it to any folder.
3. Use the following registry files;
Unlock all Taskbar settings: taskbar-unlock.reg
Lock all Taskbar settings: taskbar-lock.reg
Right click on the taskbar-unlock.reg file or taskbar-lock.reg and select Merge. Confirm the User Account Control dialog if prompted.
5- Click Yes to continue.
6- Registration entries are successfully added to Registry. Click OK. Restart your file explorer to look the changes.
How to Lock the Windows Taskbar From the Regedit
1- Open Run box. (Windows+R ).
2- Type Regedit and hit Enter. It will open the Registry Editor window.
3. Navigate to the following registry key: ( creating if it does not exist.)
On the right-hand pane create a new 32-bit DWORD value with the following values:
Value 0 : Unlock all Taskbar settings
Value 1 : Lock all Taskbar settings
Restart your file explorer to look the changes.
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