multiple monitors taskbar issues Solved

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  1.    13 Apr 2016 #11

    RWOne said: View Post
    I'll try to look at my setup later today and get back to you.

    My setup is a Triple head to go unit, makes my three into one large monitor though.

    Your three are on one video card and you were extending the desktop, correct?

    alpha already posted the taskbar props, however if you are extending the monitors, the buttons will get rid of all but start and desktop, I think you likely had show on all unchecked and are just dealing with a main taskbar placement on one of the monitors. If wrong, tell me.

    Now here's a thought, you have three monitors, and you have a main with taskbar, but not in position you want, how is the mouse movement through each?

    I'm wondering if windows somehow re-arranged the monitor placement on you.
    Yeah, I have mine set to only show all icons on my main display. I launch everything from there anyway. On my other two displays only programs/Apps running on that display show an ICON. Other than the Start and Cortana that is, they show on all taskbars. It works for me. My Apps and programs remember what monitor they were last opened on, they launch to different screens even when launched from my main taskbar.
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  2.    13 Apr 2016 #12

    Timesagex20 said: View Post
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    I thought a picture would help explain this better. in the display settings the monitors rebelled 1 2 3, I have referred to as 3 1 2. (Maybe this is the problem as the one labelled 1 has the main task bar, but the number from what I've been able to tell is self selected and unchangeable) in the picture monitor 2 is set to the main display but the main task bar is set to monitor 1. the task bar was originally on monitor 3.

    Edit: I want a task bar on all monitors, not one task bar on just one of them.
    Remove the check mark in the box for Lock the taskbar. Then you "should" be able to move it to the monitor you want it on.
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       13 Apr 2016 #13

    First, what Alpha posted, if set to all displays, you cant move it:

    If you remove the checkmark for show taskbar on all displays, you can move it to any monitor you want. Requardless of which one is set as main display. If it's locked though, you can't move it anywhere. Right click the taskbar and make sure, Lock the taskbar is unchecked.

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  4.    13 Apr 2016 #14

    I can move mine manually to any display I want, even with show on all displays checked. If I switch which monitor is set as main display it also moves automatically. I think Lock the taskbar being checked changes everything though.
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  5.    13 Apr 2016 #15

    Ok, New problem, I unlocked the task bars, unchecked 'show taskbar on all displays' but I cannot move the task bar... you said right click? its not working.
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  6.    13 Apr 2016 #16

    You right click to unlock it. To move it just click it, hold down your mouse button, and drag it to where you want it. Like you drag and drop a file or folder.
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  7.    13 Apr 2016 #17

    ok, I figured out that you have to hold down tab, click and drag, I managed to get the task bar up to the monitor I wanted. Thanks a bunch guys, this would be driving my crazy for weeks x3
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       13 Apr 2016 #18

    Kewl! You're welcome.

    I was going to say I know you had nothing wrong SW / HW wise, just getting to to where you want it ...

    Please mark the thread as solved though, please.
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  9.    13 Apr 2016 #19

    Thanks again :3 the main task bar being on the other monitor was tolerable, but being on the cintiq was just flat out annoying... Still don't know why or how it moved in the first place...
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  10.    13 Apr 2016 #20

    Timesagex20 said: View Post
    Thanks again :3 the main task bar being on the other monitor was tolerable, but being on the cintiq was just flat out annoying... Still don't know why or how it moved in the first place...
    I've had weird things happen when playing games that go full screen. I have a shortcut on my taskbar that does the + P PC Only. I do that when playing games. Then when I'm done I have another shortcut that does the + P Extend to go back to triple monitors.
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