2 Ways to Reset Taskbar Settings in Windows 11

After the release of Windows 11, most users are not satisfied with the new taskbar and they want to get back the Windows 10 taskbar style. There are third party programs to help users customize Windows 11 taskbar, including Start11, StartAllBack, Winaero Tweaker and so on. If you don’t want to customize taskbar via third party programs, there are two ways to manually reset Windows 11 taskbar settings. Let’s check the details.

How to Reset Taskbar Settings in Windows 11?

1. Reset Windows 11 taskbar to Windows 10 style

1.1 Open the Run box by pressing Windows+R keys and type regedit, then hit Enter.

open regedit

1.2 Then, copy and paste the following command into the text bar at the top to navigate to the following location:


regedit search bar

1.3 Right-click anywhere in the right panel and select New and select DWORD Value (32-bit) or 64-bit option (for 64-bit systems). Name it UndockingDisabled, then double-click it and set the value data to 1.

new dword 1

1.4 Restart computer. After a whlie, you will have the classic taskbar back in Windows 11.

1.5 If you find some broken or non-functional icons on the left side of the taskbar, such as Cortana, Search, and Task View. You can remove these extra icons by going into Settings, then clicking Personalization, then Taskbar, then deselecting them.

taskbar settings

2. Reset Windows 11 taskbar settings to default

2.1 Copy and paste the following command in a Notepad file and save it as a BAT file:


HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop /F                

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

taskkill /f /im shellexperiencehost.exe


%localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\TempState* /qstart explorer.exe

bat file

2.2 After saving the file, double-click it to run the program. It will automatically reset the Windows 11 taskbar settings to default.

2.3 After that, you can customize the Windows 11 taskbar via Settings window by pressing the button + I keys, and follow Personalisation from the left panel.

taskbar settings

How to Disable Rounded Corners?

Microsoft understands your preferences for how Windows should appear. At least, that seems to be the message they sent with Windows 11.

There’s currently no way to fully restore the look and feel of Windows 11 to what Windows 10 looks like, and that’s unlikely in the future given Microsoft’s current stance on UI changes. Still, there are some important tweaks that can make you feel more comfortable.

The new look of Windows 11 is defined by its rounded corners. They haven’t been universally loved, however, and there’s more bad news to come. There is currently no way to change these settings through Windows 11 or third-party solutions.

There is only one option available to you. If you disable hardware graphics acceleration in Windows 11, the OS will revert to square corners (this also turns off other visual features like transparency). However, there is another option where you can turn off the graphics hardware completely.

Open Device Manager, then Display Adapters, and right-click the Display Adapter that appears on the screen to select Properties. Select Disable Device from the drop-down menu. While your screen will briefly flicker, when the operating system resumes, the rounded corners will no longer appear.

On the other hand, this is not something we would encourage. In addition to making the Windows UI feel sluggish and blunt, disabling the graphics hardware means you won’t be able to run 3D applications or play 3D games until you turn the hardware back on.


If you don’t like the Windows 11 default taskbar and want to get back Windows 10 classic taskbar style, this article can help you do that. Moreover, some users reported that they encounter the issue Windows 11 taskbar and start menu not working or showing up, click here to find the solutions.


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