Do you have a dual monitor setup and you usually use the second screen for presenting something? In case you are presenting something, the Taskbar is completely unnecessary and is not required. Even if you are generally using your computer and do not want a taskbar on your second screen, in this post we have covered a way of doing so. Windows come with this feature built into it that lets you disable the taskbar on a second screen or projector connected to your computer. This post will show you how to hide or remove the taskbar from the second monitor in Windows 11/10. This is a useful tip if you use multiple displays or projectors.
Disable Windows taskbar on the second display
To disable Windows Taskbar on the second display in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
- Go to the Personalization tab.
- Select the Taskbar menu.
- Expand the Taskbar behaviors section.
- Remove the tick from the Show my taskbar on all displays checkbox.
However, if you are using Windows 10, follow these steps:
The process is very simple and within a minute you can get rid of the taskbar on your second screen. All you need to do is follow these steps:
- Open Settings and go to
- Click on Taskbar from the left menu.
- Scroll down to find Multiple Displays
- Now turn off the toggle that says Show taskbar on all displays.
This is it, doing this will disable the taskbar on all secondary displays. Remember that these settings will only work if you are running the second screen in Extended mode. If you are in the Duplicate mode, this setting won’t work but you can set your taskbar to Autohide so that it is not displayed.
Read: How to move Taskbar to second monitor on Windows.
If you are facing trouble finding out which screen is primary, and which is secondary, you can follow these steps:
- Open Settings and go to System.
- Now open Display from the left menu.
- Now you can select the desired display and make it your primary display as required by your setup.
This was all in disabling the Windows taskbar on the second monitor. The steps are simple and self-explanatory.
Disabling the taskbar on the second screen has its own perks. It is a perfect setup if you are using the second screen for presentations.
How do I hide the Taskbar on my second monitor on Windows?
To hide the Taskbar on your second monitor on Windows 11, you need to open the Windows Settings and go to Personalization > Taskbar. After that, click on the Taskbar behaviors option to expand it. Then, remove the tick from the Show my taskbar on all displays checkbox.
How do I turn on the Taskbar on my second monitor?
To turn on the Taskbar on your second monitor, you need to open the Taskbar settings. For that, right-click on the Taskbar and select the Taskbar settings option from the context menu. Here you can find a section called Taskbar behaviors. You need to click on it to expand all options. From here, tick the Show my taskbar on all displays checkbox.
Related: How to show Taskbar across multiple monitors in Windows 11.