How To Open Start Menu On The Left Side Of The Screen In Windows 11

With Windows 11, Microsoft has introduced an all-new Start menu and reworked taskbar. By default, the Start button sits at the center of the taskbar, and as a result, the Start menu opens at the center of the screen.

The new centered taskbar icons and Start menu might not be a problem for many users. However, a significant percent of PC users who have been using the Windows operating system for decades are used to seeing the Start menu on the left side of the screen.

Microsoft knows that not all users are going to like the centrally aligned Start menu in Windows 11. So for users who would like to see the Start menu on the left side of the screen, there is an option to configure Windows 11 Start and taskbar to open the Start menu on the left of the screen like in earlier versions.

Make the Start menu open on the left side of the display in Windows 11

Here is how to configure Windows 11 to open the Start menu on the left side of the screen in Windows 11

Step 1: Perform a right-click on an empty spot on the Desktop and click the Personalize option to open the Settings > Personalization page.

How To Open Start Menu On The Left Side Of The Screen In Windows 11

Step 2: On the right side, click Taskbar to see settings related to the Taskbar.

Step 3: Scroll down the page to see Taskbar behaviors and click on the same to expand it.

How To Open Start Menu On The Left Side Of The Screen In Windows 11

Step 4: Here, change the Taskbar alignment from the default Center to the Left. That’s all! All icons on the taskbar are not aligned to the left, including the Start button. As a result, the Start menu opens on the left side of the display.

How To Open Start Menu On The Left Side Of The Screen In Windows 11

Note that there is no option out there to open the Start menu on the left without changing the taskbar alignment. I hope this helps you!

FAQ’s

1. How do I put the Start menu on the left in Windows 11?

Open Settings > Personalization > Taskbar, then select the Taskbar behaviors option. Use the Taskbar alignment drop-down to change the icons from Center to Left.

2. How do I put the Start menu on the side of my screen?

Click a blank portion of the taskbar. Hold down the primary mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer to the place on the screen where you want the taskbar. For example, you may want the taskbar to be positioned vertically on the right side of your screen.

3. Why has my taskbar gone to the side?

Select Taskbar Settings. At the top of the Taskbar Settings box, make sure the “Lock the taskbar” option is turned off. … The taskbar should then jump to the side of the screen you have chosen. (Mouse users should be able to click and drag an unlocked taskbar to a different side of the screen.)

4. How do I remove the Start menu from the left side of my screen?

The default view of the left side of the Windows 10 Start menu. Let’s get started by hitting Start and opening the Settings app. Then go to Personalization > Start. Now just slide to Off the options for Show most used apps and Show recently added apps

5. How do I change my start menu from right to left?

Click a blank portion of the taskbar. Hold down the primary mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer to the place on the screen where you want the taskbar. For example, you may want the taskbar to be positioned vertically on the right side of your screen video.

How To Open Start Menu On The Left Side Of The Screen In Windows 11 Video Tutorial

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