One more taskbar please


  1. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
       #1

    One more taskbar please


    hi,

    I'm aware W10 has one taskbar, which is most usually found at the bottom of the screen.

    I like to have lots of Apps & Docs open concurrently. At the time of writing I have 20 open. The taskbar is simply not long enough, how can I add another taskbar to a vertical part of the screen?

    I appreciate Windows is not configured to do this, but I know there are some very clever folks on this forum, and hope someone might point me in the direction of a method/app/script/hack to achieve an additional taskbar?

    I'm aware I can reduce icons to the small setting, but I don't find that a suitable solution (icons become too small/unpleasant).

    Thank you in advance

    Matt
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  2. HeM
    Posts : 389
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.21Η2
       #2

    Hi @robocop,

    Right click on taskbar, uncheck "Lock the taskbar" and you can place and resize it as you like.
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  3. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    hi, thanks for the suggestion. I understand how to move the taskbar - I want a SECOND taskbar, which I know doesn't come by default. I'm asking as I wonder if other people have found methods to achieve a SECOND taskbar (that I can place on the vertical in addition to horizontal) or any other method beyond Windows standard ways to show more icons. Thanks
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  4. HeM
    Posts : 389
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.21Η2
       #4

    You may try this: Linkbar download | SourceForge.net

    Here's some instructions: YouTube
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  5. Posts : 12,472
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    I right-click the Taskbar to see some choices at the top of the list, can create a New toolbar and even create a toolbar of whatever is on the Desktop.
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  6. Posts : 25,051
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    robocop said:
    At the time of writing I have 20 open. The taskbar is simply not long enough, how can I add another taskbar to a vertical part of the screen?
    I know of no way to do that within Windows, the closest you could do is described by How-To Geek here...

    How to Bring Back the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7, 8, or 10

    ...but perhaps the easiest alternative its to unlock the taskbar and click-and-drag its top edge to make it tall enough to accommodate two rows of icons.

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  7. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    HeM said:
    You may try this: Linkbar download | SourceForge.net

    Here's some instructions: YouTube
    Great, thank you for the suggestion HeM, I will take a further look
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  8. HeM
    Posts : 389
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.21Η2
       #8

    You're very welcome!
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  9. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    @Berton @Bree

    Thank you both for these ideas. I'd forgotten about both the additional toolbars & the quick launch methods. I've had a quick play with the new toolbar (which I think effectively is the same as the quick launch). There's no option to reposition away from the main taskbar, but it works in a way that may be OK.

    I'm going to play around with all these options.

    Thank you very much for your ideas
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  10. Posts : 12,472
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #10

    You're welcome.
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