1.    06 Feb 2017 #1
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    Make Taskbar Display On Only One Monitor in Dual Monitor Setup


    I have dual monitors. The Taskbar appears on both monitors (top, bottom, right or left, as specified).
    Is there a way to have the Taskbar appear only on one monitor?
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  2.    06 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello beau,

    You can use Option One in the tutorial below to turn off showing the taskbar on all other displays other than the main display.

    Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 10
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  3.    06 Feb 2017 #3
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    Hi Brink ~
    Thanks! Before doing as suggested, I fiddled around a bit, and here's what I came up with:

    Settings > Personalization > Taskbar:
    ►Taskbar location Right
    ►Multiple Displays/Show taskbar on all displays: Off

    Control Panel > Display > Change Display Settings:
    ► #2 monitor on left, #1 on right
    ► #1 is red, and I checked "Make this my main display" > Apply

    Even though Windows calls the right monitor #1, it is in fact my secondary monitor.
    Now the Taskbar is only on the right monitor's right side, in always visible mode . . which is just what I wanted
    It's now necessary to reverse all the icons on both monitors, but that's easily done

    Here's why I'm trying out this setup: there's only one thing I like about the Taskbar, which is that by clicking a program's icon it can be maximized or minimized. When there are multiple open windows, ALT-TAB quick switch's multiple Preview images are a) somewhat confusing, which means that b) I frequently inadvertently choose the wrong one
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  4.    06 Feb 2017 #4
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