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Jun 05 2024, 07:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
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Unable to put main taskbar on secondary monitor

Copper Contributor

I am a gamer from time to time and with Win10 I used to have my main taskbar on my secondary display so I could see time, notifications etc while running a fullscreen game. This was easy on W10 because you could just drag the taskbar where you wanted it and it would automatically swap out with the "lite" taskbar.


On windows 11 you have to just assign a main monitor which, if I select my secondary monitor to get the taskbar where I want it, all my games load on that monitor. 


It is also a hinderance when quick switching audio outs from Speakers to Bluetooth Headphones and other tasks that require access to the system tray (steam etc). Is there a workaround?

2 Replies

Hi @Adilly650 


Please follow the steps below to configure the Windows taskbar:

  • Open the Settings by pressing Win + I
  • Go to the following location:
    Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar Behaviors 
    Check the option, Show my taskbar on all displays as shown in screenshot


This doesn't help with system tray. Is there a way of doing that? Cheers