How to Move Chromebook Task Bar

To move the Chromebook taskbar, right-click and choose the new position from the “Shelf position” list. You can move your Chromebook taskbar to the left, right, or bottom.

Change Shelf Position on Chromebook

Chrome OS calls its taskbar “Shelf”. By default, the Shelf or Taskbar is displayed at the bottom of your desktop.

You can, however, change the taskbar position. There are three options available:

  • Left
  • Right
  • Bottom

To change the taskbar position:

  1. Right-click anywhere on the Shelf.
  2. Keep your mouse on “Shelf position
  3. Choose Left, Right, or Bottom.

Hide Chromebook Shelf

You automatically hide the Chromebook taskbar. It will appear again whenever you place the mouse at the bottom of the screen.

To hide your Chromebook taskbar, right-click the taskbar and choose Autohide shelf.


You can easily change the taskbar position on a Chromebook. However, we would love to see more features like increasing or reducing icon sizes on the taskbar.

Do you have any questions regarding the Chromebook taskbar? Let us know in the comments section below.

11 responses to “How to Move Chromebook Task Bar”

  1. Does not work at all

  2. What if you don’t have a mouse? How do you right click?

    1. Dinsan – Bangalore, India – Digital Minimalist & Content Developer. Drinks Tea and writes Stuff (mostly about Chromebooks). My views are mostly copied from others.

      Tap the touchpad with two fingers.

      1. thank you i accidentally moved it to the right

      2. OMG TYSM. i had a complete mental breakdown because i was v frustrates lmaooooo

      3. Well, that’s intuitive – not

      4. You’re my hero. I was once amazing with technology and could do or figure out how to do just about anything. I read the answer given for the question and became so irritated I couldn’t do it and figure out why. Keep up the good fight of helping older millennials not turning into boomers prematurely 😂💜

  3. Thank you to the person who informed us that to right click you use two fingers on the touchpad. There are so many shortcut features they just don’t tell you. Why can’t we get a list of all the shortcut features and what they do as part of the manual that doesn’t come with the machine.

  4. i still can move my toolbar nomatter what I do, the only option I get is to set my wallpaper

  5. It doesn’t work the only option I get is “Set wallpaper”

  6. how ro remove a large bookshelf at the top of the screen, also have a normal one at the bottom of the screen

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