Windows 11 includes some taskbar options for customization right out of the box, including changing the icons’ alignment, adding or removing icons, adding badging, and even automatically concealing the bar. There aren’t alternatives within Settings to add a rounded corner for the taskbar.
To alter the taskbar, you’ll require a third-party application. This is how to add shape to your Windows 11 taskbar with RoundedTB.
How to Download and Install RoundedTB
RoundedTB is a free Microsoft Store app with which you can include curving corners and margins to the taskbar of Windows 11. Since this is an MS Store app, you’ll require logging into a Microsoft account to download it.
If there’s no way to create an appropriate account to sign into it, you can create one via the Microsoft account website. After you’ve set up and logged in to an MS account on Windows 11, you can download and install RoundedTB according to the following.
- Start the Microsoft Store from the Start menu’s app section pinned and lookup RoundedTB or visit the RoundedTB’s Microsoft Store page directly.
- Hit on the “Get” button for downloading and installing RoundedTB.
- After installing it and launching it, select an open button at the RoundedTB MS Store page to start the application. You can also type in the word RoundedTB in the search box to find it and launch the app.
How to Change the Taskbar’s Corner Radius and Margin
You can now have some fun customizing your taskbar by using RoundedTB. To add curves to the taskbar, move the slider of the corner Radius bars to the left. Setting a maximum curve of 48 will give round corners on the side of the taskbar, as seen in the screenshot directly below. Select to apply to save the choices you have selected.
To add some spice to the toolbar, drag your marginbar’s slide slightly left. This reduces the size of the taskbar by taking pixels from the sides and the top. The taskbar will disappear if you drag the bar’s slider to the right. It’s therefore recommended not to set this option at a higher level than nine, as illustrated below.
How to Apply RoundedTB’s Advanced Options
RoundedTB offers more options that you can access by pressing”Advanced. Dynamic mode is the most intriguing advanced setting. The selection and application of the Dynamic mode option change it into something similar to that of macOS Dock. macOS dock. The setting cuts the screen’s width down to the number of icons it contains, as in the image below.
Selecting the option to select the Dynamic Mode option by itself will eliminate the clock in the system tray and area. You can, however, keep the clock by choosing the display of the tray area option. Alternately, you can choose to show the system tray using a hover option that allows you to look at the tray by moving the mouse over it.
Just below the options for the system tray, You’ll see a TranslucentTB’s compatibility checkbox. TranslucentTB is a bit like the RoundedTB companion app that allows you to include transparency in the taskbar in Windows 11. Our guide to making the taskbar transparent on Windows 10 article provides more details about the application.
Selecting this option for TranslucentTB compatible option allows the app’s effects on the taskbar’s transparency to be compatible with RoundedTB.
After you’ve completed your work with the taskbar, end RoundedTB. RoundedTB window. RoundedTB will continue to run in the background once you have closed its window. You can shut down the application by right-clicking on its icon in the system tray and choosing Close RoundedTB. But closing the app will also erase the taskbar’s customization.
Enhance the Taskbar’s Aesthetic Appeal With RoundedTB
RoundedTB is a handy application for customizing the appearance of the taskbar within Windows 11. It allows you to add elegantly rounded corners to the taskbar by using RoundedTB. People that prefer macOS Dock to the Windows taskbar will also appreciate the dynamic mode option.