Personalization Enable or Disable Show Taskbar on All Displays in Windows 11

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The taskbar in Windows 11 shows the Start menu, Search, Task View, Widgets, File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Store buttons (icons) aligned to the center by default.

If you have more than one display connected to your PC, then you can show the taskbar on all displays instead of just on the main display.

The main taskbar is the taskbar with the clock and taskbar corner icons on it, and is on your main display. The taskbars that show on the other displays not set as your main display, do not have the clock and taskbar corner icons on them.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable show the taskbar on all displays for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Show Taskbar on All Displays in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Show Taskbar on All Displays using a BAT file


EXAMPLE: Show taskbar on all displays in Windows 11
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OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Show Taskbar on All Displays in Settings


1 Open Settings (WIn+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Taskbar on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Show_taskbar_on_all_displays-1.png

3 Click/tap on Taskbar behaviors on the right side to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (enable) or Uncheck (disable - default) Show my taskbar on all displays for what you want on the right side under Taskbar behaviors. (see screenshot below)

Show_taskbar_on_all_displays-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION TWO

Enable or Disable Show Taskbar on All Displays using a BAT file


The downloadable .bat files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

MMTaskbarEnabled DWORD

0 = Disable (off)
1 = Enable (on)


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.


2 To Enable Show Taskbar on All Displays

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_Show_taskbar_on_all_displays.bat



3 To Disable Show Taskbar on All Displays

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_Show_taskbar_on_all_displays.bat



4 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5 Unblock the .bat file.

6 Run the .bat file.

7 You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as the explorer process is restarted to apply the registry changes.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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geneo

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Some issues remain. If I autohide, on the second window, if I move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen, it does not unhide the taskbar. I also have to right-click on the mouse to pop it up.

Also, unlike Windows 10, the date/time is not displayed on the second taskbar. I have used this to see the time if I am, for instance, watching a full-screen video on my main monitor (Tour de France right now).

Guess I will need to spend a chunk of time on the feedback hub tomorrow.
 

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