Windows 10: Make Taskbar Display On Only One Monitor in Dual Monitor Setup Solved

  1.    06 Feb 2017 #1

    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. Posts : 28,522
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       06 Feb 2017 #2

    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

    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. Posts : 28,522
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       06 Feb 2017 #4

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