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How to Lock All Taskbar Settings in Windows 8/8.1

Generally speaking, in the Taskbar, Jump Lists and Toolbars of Taskbar Properties (as exhibited in the following picture), you are able to change taskbar location, resize taskbar icon, etc. Certainly, other people who can access your computer can change the taskbar settings as you do. Therefore, at times, it is necessary to lock all taskbar settings. And this article will illustrate how to make it in Windows 8 computer.

Video guide on how to lock all taskbar settings in Windows 8:

Steps to lock all taskbar settings in Windows 8/8.1:

Step 1: Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Find and open "Lock all taskbar settings" in the editor.

It can be found by means of the following path.

User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/Lock all taskbar settings

Step 3: Select Enabled and click OK in the window of Lock all taskbar settings.

When finishing the above steps, you will find that only the Jump Lists tab shows up in the Taskbar Properties.

Tips: If you want to unlock all taskbar settings, disable or do not configure the mentioned setting. More specifically speaking, open the setting of "Lock all taskbar settings" in the Local Group Policy Editor, choose Not Configured or Disabled and tap OK.

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