How to Customize Windows 11 Taskbar to look like macOS Dock

Many users like the macOS dock. One reason is its visual display. It is very appealing. Although Microsoft has tried to replicate something similar in Windows 11, it doesn’t look the way it does on Mac.


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If you are a fan of the macOS Dock and want your Windows 11 taskbar to look just like the dock on macOS, read along.

In this article, we will show you step by step how to customize your Windows 11 taskbar to look like the dock on macOS. 

Steps to Customize Windows 11 Taskbar to Look Like a macOS Dock

1. Open the RoundedTB download link and click on RoundedTB_R3.1.zip.

 

Download Rounded Tb

 

2. Once, the download is complete, right-click on the zip file and select Extract All.

 

Extract All Min

 

3. Once the file is extracted, cut the file.

 

Cut The File

 

4. On your C drive, create a new folder and give it a name. To do so, right-click anywhere in the empty area and choose New >Folder from the drop-down.

 

Create A Folder Min

 


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5. Double-click and open the new folder.

6. Paste the file from Step 3 and paste it into the new folder.

7. Now open the RoundedTB_R3.1 folder.

8. Locate the Rounded TB application file as shown below and double-click on it.

 

Locate Ronded Tb App File

 

9. In the Windows-protected your PC prompt, click on More info.

 

More Info

 

10. Now, click on the Run anyway.

 

Run Away

 

11. This will start the installing Rounded TB. Once the installation is complete, you will see a screen as shown below.

 

Play Around With The Margin

 

12. Play around with the Margin and Corner radius. Check how the taskbar looks.

13. You can also choose the Margin height and width. Click on Advanced and then click on the three dots next to Margin. Now, specify desired values.

 

Specifying Margins

 

 

14. You can also choose Dynamic mode. Check on the Dynamic mode option and click on Apply.

 

Check Dynamic Mode

 

15. The taskbar looks like this:

 

Dynamic Look Min

 

16. If you are facing any issues, right-click on the taskbar, choose taskbar settings.

 

Task Bar Settings

 

17. In the appearing window, click on Taskbar behaviors.

18. From the Taskbar alignment section, choose Left and make it Center again.

 

Taskbar Alignment

 

NOTE: Don’t check Automatically hide the taskbar option in taskbar settings. It is not working.

 

Auto Hide Taskbars

 

19. If you want to display the System tray, check the Show system tray, and click on OK.

 

System Tray With Taskbar Min

 

20. Furthermore, if you want to change the opacity, color of the taskbar, you have to use TranslucentTB. To use that, firstly check the TranslucentTB compatibility, and click on OK in the RoundedTB window.

 

Transluscent Tb Check

 

21. Open the TranslucentTB download link.

22. Under the Assets section, click on TranslucentTB.appinstaller.


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Transluxent Tb App Installer

 

23. Once the download is completed, double-click on the file to install the TranslucentTB.

 

Install Tranluscenttb

 

24. In the appearing window, click on the Install button. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

 

Settings For Tb Min (1)

 

25. The taskbar would look like this:

 

Clear Taskbar Min

 

TranslucentTB has options to add Accent, Opaque,  Acrylic colors on the taskbar. You can play around with them and decide what suits you the best.

That’s all.

We hope this article has been informative. Thank you for reading. Kindly comment and let us know if you liked this article. Also, feel free to comment if you face any issues, we will be glad to assist you.

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