1. Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home
       3 Weeks Ago #1

    Taskbar, DO NOT DISPLAY on Main Display


    Hello. With Win8 and Win10, there seems to be better support for multiple monitors. However, I've been having difficulty with one thing in particular: getting the main taskbar to display on a non-primary monitor. In fact, ideally, I'd rather just not have the taskbar on the main display at all. I don't like auto-hiding my taskbar, and it creates issues with windowed programs on my main display.

    Is there a way for me to force Windows to put the taskbar on my secondary monitor?
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  2. Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,062
    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #2

    In Settings > Personalisation > Multiple displays, turn Show taskbar on all displays OFF:

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    Right click Taskbar, unlock it:

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    Bring pointer over an empty spot in Taskbar, press and hold down left mouse button, drag Taskbar to secondary display. Release mouse button, lock Taskbar.

    Now you have taskbar only on secondary display. Very practical for instance if you are a gamer playing games on primary display full screen, moving Taskbar to secondary display keeps taskbar always visible and usable.
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  3. Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    Wow, that's stupidly easy. I forgot that you can drag the taskbar around. Thank you.
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  4. Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,062
    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #4

    You are welcome
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