5 Oct 2016

Extend Taskbar to Multiple Monitors in Windows7

If you have multiple monitors it's easier to compare or edit files side by side. The default setting in Windows - even the latest version of Windows, aka Win10 - doesn't extend the taskbar however. The workaround can spot the truth that this can be done in Win8 afterwards OS very easily as it has been implemented in them already - although it's not the default setting. But how can you do the same thing in Windows7 or ealier version of OS?

To enable this in Win8 or Win10.
You can right-click on the taskbar and open the properties dialog. Then you just change the settings according to the pictures below. You'll have your multi-monitor taskbar. - Very easy!

For Windows7
There's no built-in method to do that. There're some instructions on the internet. However, most of them just try to persuade you to BUY their software. No doubt that they did some hard work and well-deserved for those efforts they put into their products. Luckily there's some open-source software as well. The one works flawlessly is Dual Monitor Taskbar. DON'T be fooled by its name. It can be used for multiple monitors as well. The settings are very self-explanatory. Users can choose: what to be shown on their secondary and tertiary (well, I have to admit I googled to find the proper words for this. You can get the full list from Oxford Dictionary: primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary, quinary, senary, septenary, octonary, nonary, and denary.) monitors; where to show the taskbar, and even the start button which is great! The applications you put on each screen will be shown in the taskbar on that screen ONLY - that's a must-have option in my opinion.

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