Can only make taskbar small on one monitor


NickJP

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After upgrading from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 11, I found that the taskbar on both monitors was larger than previously. By adding the DWORD value TaskbarSi to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced and setting the value to 0, I was able to get a smaller taskbar on the primary monitor, but this reg value doesn't reduce the size of the taskbar on the secondary monitor. Is there any way to do that, other than completely eliminating the taskbar from the that monitor?

On Windows 10 I was able to have a small taskbar on both monitors.
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows 11 build 22000.556

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte
    CPU
    Intel i5-12600K
    Motherboard
    Z690 Aorus Pro
    Memory
    128Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro P1000
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ PD3205U, Eizo EV3237
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 980 Pro
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Sabrent Rocket Q
    Case
    Be Quiet
I do not use 2 monitors, but I do use Stardock's Start11 and it appears the app can do what you want. Their website states "The enhanced multi-monitor support in the v1.2 beta allows the user to define window grouping for primary and secondary monitors so that the user can dial-in the perfect taskbar experience. Users will also be able to re-size the taskbar, allowing them to increase its height to make it easier to see all the windows on their taskbar."Start11 v1.2 Beta Brings an All-New Taskbar Experience to Windows 11
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 nvme+256gb SKHynix m.2 nvme /External +512gb Samsung m.2 sata+1tb Kingston m2.nvme
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

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