Center your taskbar icons in Windows 7 with TaskDock

In this post, we will see how you can center your taskbar icons in Windows 7. Give your Windows a different look! The program icons on the Windows 7 by default are situated on the left side on the taskbar, next to your Start orb. But if you’d like them to appear in the center of the taskbar and maybe give it a dock kind of a look, here is what you need to do.

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Center your taskbar icons

Create an empty folder in your Documents folder, say MTTB. Next right click on the taskbar and unlock it. Again right click on it and select Toolbar > New toolbar. Select the empty folder MTTB.

Now right click on the new toolbar and uncheck Show Text and Show Title.

Next drag it (dotted separator) to the left side, between the start orb and taskbar icons and release it.

Center align the taskbar icons. Lock the taskbar.

Thats it!

I also recently came across this nice little app called TaskDock, which does something similar and pretty efficiently too!

TaskDock gives the Windows 7 Taskbar a bit more of a dock like feel. It will center and re-adjust the Tasks area of the taskbar, centering it, expanding and contracting with new apps and old apps, as they are created and terminated.

To exit the app right click on its icon is located in the system tray, a green orb with a circle around it. Right click. it has only one option, that is EXIT. Give it some time, and it will restore your taskbar to how it should be.

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Worked fine on my Windows 7 x86!

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