How to Change Live Captions On Screen Bar Position in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to change Live captions on-screen bar position in Windows 11.

Live captions is a new feature in Windows that will help everyone, including people who are deaf or hard of hearing, better understand audio by viewing captions of spoken content.

When you enable or turn on Live captions, you will also be able to choose where to display captions, including at the top, bottom or in a floating window of your screen.

The captions window can also be resized, apperence customized using different captions style available in Windows.

While live captions is running, it captions bar will also be displayed. The default location is at the top of the screen. You can change the location whenever you want, and the steps below show you how to do that.

How to change live captions on screen bar in Windows 11

As mentioned above, when you turn on live captions, it will also display its captions bar. The default location is at the top of the screen.

There are other locations available to choose to display the bar. Live captions bar can be displayed at the following locations:

  • Top = The live captions bar will dock at the top of the screen.
  • Floating on screen = The live captions bar will float on your screen which allows you to move it at will to any location.
  • Bottom = The live captions bar will dock at the bottom of the screen just above the taskbar.

When you turn on Live caption, you’ll see its captions par at the top.

Click on the settings (gear) on the bar, then select Position > Top, Bottom or Floating on screen to change the bar location.

When live captions bar is changed to the bottom, it should look like the screen below.

When floating, it should look like the screen below.

That should do it!


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