Windows 10: Taskbar, DO NOT DISPLAY on Main Display Solved

  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Home
       07 Nov 2016 #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. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 14,819
    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Nov 2016 #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. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       07 Nov 2016 #3

    Wow, that's stupidly easy. I forgot that you can drag the taskbar around. Thank you.
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  4. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 14,819
    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Nov 2016 #4

    You are welcome :)
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