Windows 10 allows you to show the taskbar on both primary and secondary monitors if you have a multi-display setup.
Windows 10 (build 14332) update brings the ability to customize/personalize the taskbar for multi-display users.
The users can choose to show the taskbar on both primary and secondary monitors in Windows 10.
Replicate Taskbar In Windows 10
In this tutorial, I am going to explain the method to duplicate the taskbar on the secondary monitor.
Windows 10 possibly has the best assist UI for multiple displays among all the Windows versions.
Windows 10 offers tons of customization options so the users can personalize their desktop look how they want it to look.
Moreover, It is the user’s choice to show or hide the taskbar apps icon on the secondary monitor.
How To Replicate Taskbar On Secondary Monitor
First, connect the secondary displays to your system. Once connected, follow these steps.
- Right-click on the Taskbar.
- Select Taskbar Settings.
- Scroll down to Multiple displays.
- Toggle the switch for Show taskbar on all displays.
- This will enable and show the taskbar on your secondary monitor.
If you have more than one monitor, the taskbar will be visible on all the monitors.
You can further customize the taskbar on your second monitor. As I pointed out in the article before, you can enable the taskbar for the second monitor and still choose whether to show the app’s icon or not.
To enable the app icon for the taskbar on the second monitor, click the drop-down menu under Show taskbar button on and select All taskbar
If you prefer to hide the app icons, select the Main taskbar and taskbar where the window is open or Taskbar where the window is open.
Play with the options to understand what each of these options does.
The Combine buttons on other taskbars option allow you to view and access the open apps as tabs instead of a button.
We recommend you to use Always, hide labels option as it offers more space on your taskbar
What options are not available on the secondary monitor?
There isn’t still an option to show system tray and icons to show on multiple displays. So, you have to access it from your main monitor.
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