Move Windows 11 Start Button Back to the Left

I’ve shared this tip before, but folks keep asking about it, so here we go again.

Probably the most noticeable change in the look of Windows 11 is that the Start Button and Search Icon are in the middle of the Taskbar instead of at the left, where that button’s been located for decades.

Fortunately, it’s pretty simple to move it back to the familiar left side if you prefer. Start by right-clicking on a blank spot on your Taskbar. Then choose Taskbar settings.

Choose Personalization, then scroll down to Taskbar and click.

Scroll down and click the drop-down arrow next to Taskbar behaviors.

Choose Taskbar alignment.

Choose Left.

Your Start Button and Taskbar icons will now align on the left.

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  1. Dear Cyn: I have recently run into a problem sending mail from to My wife’s tablet won’t let her access her yahoo email Since she switched to a gmail address I have problems forwarding from to her gmail .com address. I tells me her gmail account does not exist, yet her emails to me come through no problem. I can’t find a simple way to fix this. Yahoo does not reply and Google has no direct access. . Any Ideas or solutions an amater can figue out? Thanks, George.birth

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