Multi-monitor setup is bliss. It helps professionals with their work and be more productive. Over the past several years, Windows has managed to offer one of the best multi-monitor features. Users can plug in an additional monitor and seamlessly access their work on both displays. This is particularly useful for graphic designers, gamers, and other professionals who require a larger screen real estate.
Move Taskbar to the second monitor in Windows 11
The biggest annoyance for most of us is that the taskbar is switched on by default on both displays. This default arrangement is likely to cause clutter on the secondary display. In this article, we explain how you can move the taskbar (not copy) on a Second Monitor in Windows 11/10. Please follow the steps detailed below.
To move Taskbar to the second monitor in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
- Go to System > Display.
- Select the second monitor in the Windows Settings panel.
- Expand the Multiple displays section.
- Tick the Make this my main display checkbox.
Note: For your information, you can display the Taskbar on both monitors. For that, you need to right-click on the Taskbar and select the Taskbar settings option. After that, click on the Taskbar behaviors option and tick the Show my taskbar on all displays checkbox.
Windows 10 users may follow these steps:
- Right-click on the Taskbar. Uncheck Lock the taskbar.
- Click and hold the taskbar. Drag it to the second monitor and voila there you go!
- Click the mouse button on the place where you want to place the taskbar
- Lock the taskbar by right-clicking on “Lock the Task Bar.”
Thankfully, Windows 11/10 also offers an array of advanced options to fine-tune your multi-monitor experience. For example, you can choose to show the taskbar only on the active screen or combine buttons on other taskbars. I would advise you to try out different variations and stick with the best one. Additionally, you can also move the Taskbar from one display to another.
Related: How to show Taskbar across multiple monitors in Windows 11.
The taskbar is a very important part of Windows UI. It is here that you can pin your favorite apps, manage your calendar, and group taskbar buttons. Windows 10 also lets you lock the taskbar, hide the taskbar in desktop/tablet mode, and use Peek feature.
How do I move my Taskbar to my second monitor in Windows 11?
To move the Taskbar to your second monitor in Windows 11 or Windows 10, you need to change the primary monitor. For that, open Windows Settings and go to System > Display. Following that, choose the second monitor, expand the Multiple displays section, and tick the Make this my main display checkbox. After that, you can find the Taskbar on your second monitor.
How do I move Taskbar to primary monitor?
To move the Taskbar to the primary monitor or show the Taskbar only on the primary monitor, you need to disable a setting included in the Windows Settings panel. For that, open Windows Settings and go to Personalization > Taskbar. Expand the Taskbar behaviors option, and remove the tick from the Show my taskbar on all displays checkbox. Now, you can find your Taskbar only on the primary monitor.