Windows 10 taskbar in Windows 11? It can!

Are you looking for a way to mimic the appearance of the Windows 10 taskbar in Windows 11. A tool called “ExplorerPatcher” is available that enables this.

There are some restrictions. You can not do that Start menu Customize Windows 10. Clicking the Start button in the refreshed Windows 10 taskbar in Windows 11 opens the Windows 11 Start menu.

Also, you can not drag apps to the taskbar, nor can the old familiar features of the Windows 10 taskbar work. It’s all about appearance and ease of use as the Start Button is on the left side again.

Windows 10 taskbar in Windows 11? It can!

To begin with download ExplorerPatcher. Open the installation file and give permission to install the app.

If you get a message from Windows Smartscreen, click Run anyway to install the app. After installation, the Windows 11 taskbar is directly adapted to the taskbar known from Windows 10.

You will immediately see the Start Button and the entire alignment of the taskbar move to the left.

Windows 10 taskbar in Windows 11

If you then click on the taskbar, you will notice that the Start menu opens in the middle. You can customize this to the left via the Settings app.

To open the properties of “ExplorerPatcher”, click on free space in the taskbar. Click Properties on the menu.

Taskbar properties

The properties of the “ExplorerPatcher” app will now open. By adjusting settings here, you can change the settings of the custom taskbar.

Click on the Start menu on the left and change “Position on screen” to “Left”. The Start menu now opens on the left.

Move taskbar properties to the left

You have many more features that you can enable and options that you can customize. I recommend reviewing and adjusting the features and options one by one.

If you uninstall “ExplorerPatcher” again, all settings will be reset to the default settings as known in Windows 11. Furthermore, this app has no negative consequences for the functioning of Windows.

Read more: Customize the Windows 11 taskbar

I hope you have helped with this. Thanks for reading!

Share this PC tip via Social Media and help other people as well. Help and share computer knowledge via the social media buttons below.

Need help? Or do you have a question?

I’ll be happy to help you. Please provide the most comprehensive description of your computer problem. You can ask your question at the bottom using the comments field. Thank you too 🙂

My computer help is free, but without warranty. If you have asked a question, you should check this page regularly to see if a comment has been posted. You will not receive an automatic email with a question or response.
I respond to your question within 24 hours, usually faster.