How to customize the Windows 10 Taskbar and make it your own

The taskbar is one of the most recognizable parts of Windows 10, but your taskbar doesn't have to look like everyone else's. You can customize icons, move where programs stay, and watch videos in the taskbar thanks to a few apps and features.

Spruce up the taskbar

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Every item on this list makes the Windows 10 taskbar better, but the one that I love the most is TaskbarX. It allows you to center the icons on your taskbar, giving it a bit of a Windows 10X feel. It also lets you affect the taskbar's transparency, which makes the app a good value.

Start Button is also a great option to add your own flair to Windows 10. It seems like a little thing, but I look at the Start button throughout my days regardless of how I'm using PC. Having a custom image appear there is a nice little touch.

While all of these apps and features are great on their own, they can clash with each other sometimes. When multiple programs try to customize the taskbar at once, you can run into issues. Specifically, I've had issues with Transparent Taskbar and SmartTaskbar working together.

Sean Endicott
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